Meet the Makers

The HOBIZBO Team

Brett Morrison

Director, Back-End Engineer

Brett has been programming since the age of 12, first on an Atari 400.  Today, he’s full-application development stack, full-infrastructure stack, and full-executive stack.  Self-made, seasoned, C-level senior technology leader and serial entrepreneur.  “Innovate or die” and “Always be learning something new” are tenets that guide personal growth.

Recently, Brett spent his time as Director of Enterprise Information Systems at SpaceX.

Prior to SpaceX, Brett co-founded Onestop Internet in 2003 out of his garage and built the original e-commerce and warehouse management software that started the company.  Today, Onestop powers some of the most popular apparel brands’ e-commerce channels.

Prior to Onestop, Brett co-founded one of the first photo sharing companies on the Internet, ememories.com.  It’s then when he made the move from Silicon Valley to Silicon Beach.  Brett also spent some time in the Entertainment industry, and produced two feature films, including THE COOLER, which garnered critical praise and an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.
Brett received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies consisting of Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Communication from the University of Arizona.  At the time of his degree, U of Arizona was a top-10 school in Computer Science.

Brett lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.

Casper Wypych

Lead Hardware

Bio coming soon.

Jeremy Lehman

Director, Industry Relations & Technology

Jeremy is a second generation Realtor with a passion for real estate, marketing and technology. With professionalism and productivity at the core of his daily plan, Jeremy uses a client-first approach to every real estate transaction that delivers outstanding results, placing him in the top 10% of all agents in North America. Jeremy began his real estate career as a technology trainer in Los Angeles for over a decade before making the jump into real estate sales. As an early adopter of technology and social media in real estate, Jeremy’s tech savvy nature has led him to national speaking opportunities and relationships with major companies such as Apple, Docusign and Inman News. He also co-developed one of the industry’s first mobile MLS applications used throughout North America.

Career highlights include becoming the youngest President ever for the Pacific West Association of Realtors, one of the ten largest associations in the U.S., being named to the Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and serving as Industry Expert to Apple, Inc.

In 2011, Jeremy became Chief Technology Officer of the Boutique Real Estate Group, a start-up brokerage, where they received several industry accolades and recognition for real estate video, social media, marketing and were Innovative Brokerage of the Year finalists by Inman News.

Most recently, Jeremy accepted a leadership position with luxury real estate company Seven Gables Real Estate, Orange County’s most productive real estate company and perennial Top 10 company in overall production. Jeremy also serves on the Board of Directors for Real Estate Business Services (REBS), the California Association of Realtors for profit technology company, National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the Pacific West Association of Realtors.

Anthony Brooks

Director, Sales & Marketing

Anthony is a proven leader, having served as a Corporal in the 2nd Ranger Battalion, the current President of Structural Chiropractic, the current President of Ranger Group PLLC, a current Director at Capitol Oil Corporation, and the first investor in Hobizbo INC. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland following a BA in Biological Sciences from USC.

Anthony is an active philanthropist and lives with his wife and son in Redmond, Washington.

Soroush Pourreza

Lead Android

Soroush has been immersed in the study of computers, programming, and the Internet for as long as he can remember. He earned a BS in Computer Software Engineering from EAzad University near his home in South Tehran, Iran and went on to a MS in Computer Science from California State University Long Beach.  His passions and strengths come to life in algorithm design, advanced networking, distributed computing, parallel programming, compiler design, and computer architecture.  Soroush has significant Android experience with companies including, most recently, Beats Electronics and Disney.

Jared Fuller

Creative Director

Jared has worked directly with high level executives, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, to create effective marketing and build successful companies.  Jared studied graphic design at California State Long Beach and worked at Cleveland Golf before founding his own firm, Chaos to Beauty Creative Group in 2009. Jared has created for Cleveland Golf, Hilton Hotels, Anheiser Busch, Select, Justfab.com, Quicksilver, O’Neill, and countless others.

With over 10 years of experience, Jared prides himself in successfully branding companies with a proven track record in increasing sales and building brand awareness.

Ryan Newsome

Lead iOS

Ryan is an experienced mobile iOS developer, who has published a handful of personal apps and been involved in countless other joint projects, including co-development of the successful fitness iOS app “Bodyweight Training: You Are Your Own Gym.”  He is a graduate of CSULB and lives in Long Beach with his wife and multitude of pets.

Matthew Firth

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew developed an affinity for entrepreneurship at a young age, observing his father successfully own and operate over a dozen restaurants.  He began working at age 13 and worked his way through practically every restaurant position, serving most recently as partner and director of operations for the MaRKeT Restaurant Group in Tucson, Arizona.   Matthew opened four concepts in a two-year span with MaRKeT, overseeing operations with sales grossing over $15mm annually.  His every evolving passion for real estate began when he purchased his first home at the age of 19.  In 2010, Matthew co-founded JMSred, a Long Beach based value-add real estate investment company, where, for four years, he served as CFO and designated broker, before leaving to co-found Hobizbo.  Matthew has extensive experience with fundraising, investor relations, and financial management, overseeing the syndication of ten Long Beach real estate investments across four limited partnerships in three years at JMSred.  Matthew earned a BS in Finance and Business Management from the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona.