• Phil Romero

    Philip Romero


    Book Nerd

    “What could go wrong? Let’s give it a try!”

    Architect of Chaos

    Combining 30 years in the real estate, mortgage and escrow business with the strong desire to be a guitarist in a 1980’s glam rock band has led to some interesting creations. Romero is committed to innovation and the goal of streamlining and improving the systems of home ownership.
  • David Romero

    David Romero

    Chief Executive Officer

    Political Junkie

    Music Fan (attends 75+ shows a year)


    Passionately committed to helping real estate agents achieve their goals, while helping as many people as possible achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fun fact: He once saw Shaq drinking a shake at Shake Shack.
  • Layne Rackley

    Layne Rackley

    Chief Financial Officer

    Numbers Guy

    World Traveler

    Named “CFO of the Year ’14” by
    San Diego Business Journal

    Layne began his career in public accounting and worked his path through banking, the entertainment industry and multi-national consulting before joining the C21 Award team in 2002. Originally hired to develop systems and grow the company, he has driven expansion and compression – enjoying the best and surviving the worst of the economic cycles! Layne also uses his leadership skills in the community and works to improve human rights.
  • Dina Brannan

    Dina Brannan

    Vice President of Operations

    Southwest Vibes, West Coast Hustle

    “The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately”

    Proud Mom

    The eighth of nine children, she grew up learning several skills many don’t acquire until they are nudged from the nest: compromise, strength, collaboration, communication and how to be first in line. A Celtics fan, she draws inspiration from legendary player Larry Bird: “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
  • Thad Clendenen

    Thad Clendenen

    Director of Agent Relations

    California Native

    US Marine Corp Vet


    Thad was raised in California's Central Valley on a cattle ranch and has changed from cowboy boots to wingtips as Director of Agent Relations. Enjoying the "people part" of the business, he has actively sold real estate since 2006 and now focuses on the relational component of business development in the industry since joining the management team.