Robert Reffkin

by Justin Cates
Robert Reffkin
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Robert Reffkin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Compass, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States. The technology-enabled brokerage provides an end-to-end platform that empowers its residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

Reffkin is an entrepreneur on a mission to help everyone find their place in the world. He was inspired to enter the world of real estate by his mother, Ruth, a longtime agent who now proudly works at Compass.

Reffkin ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for charities — including for America Needs You, the non-profit he founded to serve young people living below the poverty line who are the first in their families to go to college.

Reffkin is donating all of his proceeds from his new book, No One Succeeds Alone, to nonprofits that help young people realize their dreams.

Reffkin worked at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and as a White House Fellow.

Reffkin completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University.

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