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A team of successful
business builders

The Momo Homes team has a history of founding, growing, and selling global manufacturing businesses, sourcing companies, real-estate development firms, telecom consumer devices companies, mobile payments platforms, digital agencies, publishing companies, and more.

Now, together, we’re setting our sights on home-construction.

Can we re-invent an entire industry?
Gary Gale

Gary Gale

Founder & President
Gary Gale is the founder of Weathershade Corporation, U.S.; Planterra Corporation, U.S.; Gale Pacific Ltd., Australia (publicly listed); Momovivo Limited, Hong Kong; Procutech Limited, Shanghai; and Momo Homes LLC. The first two companies reinvented and came to dominate the United States and global shade-fabric and plastic pot industries. Momo Homes aims to reinvent and dominate home construction.

Momo Homes is a new vision for homebuilding that encompasses manufacturing, supply chain, design, delivery, and construction. Its objective is to dominate U.S. single-family-home construction.

Gary is an Australian-born, German-educated textile engineer and entrepreneur with deep global supply chain expertise. He’s a six-time Inc. 500 honoree and a recipient of the Ernst and Young businessman of the year award for Florida. He is the recipient of a United Nations environmental award, presented by U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in New York.
Gary lives in Australia and the United States.
Jenna Bissell

Jenna Bissell

Chief Operating Officer
Jenna, as Momo Homes’ COO, leverages extensive experience in project management and operational strategy to drive the company’s efficiency and competitiveness. She previously played a pivotal role in establishing manufacturing operations in the Caribbean, significantly improving the supply chain and positively impacting local economies.

Her expertise in navigating international business environments, combined with a strong focus on policy and process refinement, enables the integration of cutting-edge technologies, enhancing operational effectiveness. Jenna champions a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and inclusivity, ensuring Momo Homes is lean, agile and forward-thinking. Her management philosophy emphasizes personal and professional growth, inspiring the team through transformational coaching to explore new ideas and foster development.
Bob Thordarson

Bob Thordarson

Chief Technology Officer
Veteran technology entrepreneur Bob Thordarson ensures that Momo Homes is as much a tech company as it is a homebuilder. In his CTO role, Bob is responsible for tech innovation and development across the business. His sphere of responsibility includes overseeing online marketplace development, analytics dashboards, visualizations tools, ordering and tracking apps, and more.

Bob has spent more than two decades building and launching technology-driven hardware and software businesses. He is a founder, co-founder and/or investor in angel- and venture-funded companies such as: Rivet Hammer, a boutique digital software agency; Jinfiniti, a longevity biomarker testing startup; CanPay, a mobile payments platform; Experiential Insight, an enterprise group coaching platform; Cequint, a wireless mobile Caller ID platform (sold to TNS, Inc.); and Consumerware, a telecom consumer devices company (sold to ParkerVision).

Bob is also a board member and the accelerator chair for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization chapter in Seattle. In his various roles, Bob has functioned as CEO, CTO, chief digital officer, chief experience officer, and chief information officer. He brings broad and deep knowledge of technology principles, architecture, interface design, and cloud computing.
Bob Thordarson

Aimee Carpenter

VP of Sustainable Product
Solar Extraordinaire Aimee Carpenter is bringing two decades of experience in the construction industry to Momo Homes. She is responsible for energy efficiency, sustainability, and resilience of the products that make up Momo homes. Each home will use dramatically less energy than the standard home by design and will be solar, battery and EV ready.


Aimee has spent the past 15+ years dedicated to the design and installation of solar energy systems in the Seattle and Austin metro areas. She is the owner and CEO of Solterra Solar and Good Energy Solar and has helped thousands of homeowners and businesses add solar panels, batteries, EV charging, and smart home technology to improve their energy efficiency and obliterate their carbon footprint. She is passionate about sustainable design and building smarter, more energy resilient homes from the ground up.

Charles Gale

Charles Gale

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Charles Gale heads up the design and creative aspects of Momo’s housing offerings to U.S. residential home builders. His responsibilities include: product design, liaising with architects, builders and interior designers; connecting with the offshore sourcing team; transforming rough ideas and general concepts into finished products; and implementing creative and tested green technology.

Charles completed his Marketing degree at the European Business School in London in 2006. His first position was in Shanghai, China, working for the French film company Bright Shadow Films, where he rose from assistant to the CEO to general manager with a staff of 30 creative people.

Charles and a business partner later ran a successful sourcing company based in Shanghai, which supplied large quantities of construction materials to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Charles later joined the Procutech Limited, Shanghai, sourcing and manufacturing business. He was instrumental in developing the design of 800 smart-space kit homes sold through Australia’s largest DIY chain, Bunnings Warehouse Australia.
Sanaa Ashktorab

Sanaa Ashktorab

Global Operations Coordinator
Sanaa plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless day-to-day operations of Momo Homes. She holds extensive administrative experience spanning both the Legal, Technology and Human Resource sectors.

In her role, Sanaa is in charge of managing vendor relations by effectively coordinating with suppliers and vendors to ensure the timely delivery and quality of goods and services. She holds significant oversight over various operationally significant projects for Momo Homes, ensuring their completion within stipulated timelines and budget constraints.

Before assuming her current role at Momo Homes, Sanaa underwent training as a property paralegal at the Law Institute of Victoria in Australia. In this capacity, she handled substantial internal and external stakeholder management responsibilities to facilitate the development of legal policies and strategic advocacy projects. Additionally, Sanaa provided administrative support to the firm’s Head of Property Legal Policy.

Prior to her involvement in the legal sector, Sanaa served as a coordinator in the Human Resources department at Save the Children. In this role, she was instrumental in developing performance management systems and fostering cross-functional coordination within the Human Resources and legal division.
Erica Moon

Erica Moon

Chief Architect

An innovative and visionary designer, Erica executes the unique aesthetic that allows Momo Homes to deliver delightful, livable homes in a modular, efficient, portable package.  In her (Chief/Lead) architect role, Erica supports Charles Gale and the rest of the Momo Homes team to translate design goals into actionable plans.

Erica received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture degrees at Yale University.  She launched her career with renowned New York architects Charles Platt and Paul Byard, where she worked on design and infrastructure updates to historical buildings.  She then moved to Los Angeles for Charles Moore’s architecture firm Moore Ruble Yudell, where she worked on the University of Maryland Performing Arts Center, Potatisåkern Housing Malmo and other large commercial, housing and education projects.  In the early 1990s Erica shifted her focus to residential projects, designing homes for inspiring clients who enjoyed Erica’s unique marriage of modern design and non-traditional materials to create beautiful living and entertaining spaces. 

In addition to her architecture work, Erica founded the Lopez Strings Workshop, an annual summer program for aspiring musicians, hosted in the San Juan archipelago, and has twice co-chaired the Lakeside School annual auction.

Gary Gale

Gary Gale

Founder & President
Gary Gale is the founder of Weathershade Corporation, U.S.; Planterra Corporation, U.S.; Gale Pacific Ltd., Australia (publicly listed); Momovivo Limited, Hong Kong; Procutech Limited, Shanghai; and Momo Homes LLC. The first two companies reinvented and came to dominate the United States and global shade-fabric and plastic pot industries. Momo Homes aims to reinvent and dominate home construction.

Momo Homes is a new vision for homebuilding that encompasses manufacturing, supply chain, design, delivery, and construction. Its objective is to dominate U.S. single-family-home construction.

Gary is an Australian-born, German-educated textile engineer and entrepreneur with deep global supply chain expertise. He’s a six-time Inc. 500 honoree and a recipient of the Ernst and Young businessman of the year award for Florida. He is the recipient of a United Nations environmental award, presented by U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in New York.
Gary lives in Australia and the United States.
Charles Gale

Charles Gale

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Charles Gale heads up the design and creative aspects of Momo’s housing offerings to U.S. residential home builders. His responsibilities include: product design, liaising with architects, builders and interior designers; connecting with the offshore sourcing team; transforming rough ideas and general concepts into finished products; and implementing creative and tested green technology.

Charles completed his Marketing degree at the European Business School in London in 2006. His first position was in Shanghai, China, working for the French film company Bright Shadow Films, where he rose from assistant to the CEO to general manager with a staff of 30 creative people.

Charles and a business partner later ran a successful sourcing company based in Shanghai, which supplied large quantities of construction materials to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Charles later joined the Procutech Limited, Shanghai, sourcing and manufacturing business. He was instrumental in developing the design of 800 smart-space kit homes sold through Australia’s largest DIY chain, Bunnings Warehouse Australia.
Jenna Bissell

Jenna Bissell

Chief Operating Officer
Jenna, as Momo Homes’ COO, leverages extensive experience in project management and operational strategy to drive the company’s efficiency and competitiveness. She previously played a pivotal role in establishing manufacturing operations in the Caribbean, significantly improving the supply chain and positively impacting local economies.

Her expertise in navigating international business environments, combined with a strong focus on policy and process refinement, enables the integration of cutting-edge technologies, enhancing operational effectiveness. Jenna champions a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and inclusivity, ensuring Momo Homes is lean, agile and forward-thinking. Her management philosophy emphasizes personal and professional growth, inspiring the team through transformational coaching to explore new ideas and foster development.
Gary Gale

Richard E. Oswald II

Chief Revenue Officer
Veteran real-estate entrepreneur Richard E. Oswald III is responsible for the sales and franchising of Momo Homes. He plans by region the strategic enrollment of franchise partners and is responsible for the sales-plan execution through a regional sales team he will build and train.

Prior to joining Momo Homes, Richard was the founder and managing director of Bedrock Global Capital, a Nashville-focused real estate development firm. Richard was also a partner and managing member of Turnstone, a Los Angeles-based single-family home-flipping company. Richard also served in the financial services industry as the chief investment officer of a private hedge fund.

Richard attended the University of Southern California, where he was a Member of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.
Bob Thordarson

Bob Thordarson

Chief Technology Officer
Veteran technology entrepreneur Bob Thordarson ensures that Momo Homes is as much a tech company as it is a homebuilder. In his CTO role, Bob is responsible for tech innovation and development across the business. His sphere of responsibility includes overseeing online marketplace development, analytics dashboards, visualizations tools, ordering and tracking apps, and more.

Bob has spent more than two decades building and launching technology-driven hardware and software businesses. He is a founder, co-founder and/or investor in angel- and venture-funded companies such as: Rivet Hammer, a boutique digital software agency; Jinfiniti, a longevity biomarker testing startup; CanPay, a mobile payments platform; Experiential Insight, an enterprise group coaching platform; Cequint, a wireless mobile Caller ID platform (sold to TNS, Inc.); and Consumerware, a telecom consumer devices company (sold to ParkerVision).

Bob is also a board member and the accelerator chair for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization chapter in Seattle. In his various roles, Bob has functioned as CEO, CTO, chief digital officer, chief experience officer, and chief information officer. He brings broad and deep knowledge of technology principles, architecture, interface design, and cloud computing.
Sanaa Ashktorab

Sanaa Ashktorab

Global Operations Coordinator
Sanaa plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless day-to-day operations of Momo Homes. She holds extensive administrative experience spanning both the Legal, Technology and Human Resource sectors.

In her role, Sanaa is in charge of managing vendor relations by effectively coordinating with suppliers and vendors to ensure the timely delivery and quality of goods and services. She holds significant oversight over various operationally significant projects for Momo Homes, ensuring their completion within stipulated timelines and budget constraints.

Before assuming her current role at Momo Homes, Sanaa underwent training as a property paralegal at the Law Institute of Victoria in Australia. In this capacity, she handled substantial internal and external stakeholder management responsibilities to facilitate the development of legal policies and strategic advocacy projects. Additionally, Sanaa provided administrative support to the firm’s Head of Property Legal Policy.

Prior to her involvement in the legal sector, Sanaa served as a coordinator in the Human Resources department at Save the Children. In this role, she was instrumental in developing performance management systems and fostering cross-functional coordination within the Human Resources and legal division.
Bob Thordarson

Aimee Carpenter

VP of Sustainable Product
Solar Extraordinaire Aimee Carpenter is bringing two decades of experience in the construction industry to Momo Homes. She is responsible for energy efficiency, sustainability, and resilience of the products that make up Momo homes. Each home will use dramatically less energy than the standard home by design and will be solar, battery and EV ready.


Aimee has spent the past 15+ years dedicated to the design and installation of solar energy systems in the Seattle and Austin metro areas. She is the owner and CEO of Solterra Solar and Good Energy Solar and has helped thousands of homeowners and businesses add solar panels, batteries, EV charging, and smart home technology to improve their energy efficiency and obliterate their carbon footprint. She is passionate about sustainable design and building smarter, more energy resilient homes from the ground up.
Erica Moon

Erica Moon

Lead Chief Architect

An innovative and visionary designer, Erica executes the unique aesthetic that allows Momo Homes to deliver delightful, livable homes in a modular, efficient, portable package.  In her (Chief/Lead) architect role, Erica supports Charles Gale and the rest of the Momo Homes team to translate design goals into actionable plans.

Erica received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture degrees at Yale University.  She launched her career with renowned New York architects Charles Platt and Paul Byard, where she worked on design and infrastructure updates to historical buildings.  She then moved to Los Angeles for Charles Moore’s architecture firm Moore Ruble Yudell, where she worked on the University of Maryland Performing Arts Center, Potatisåkern Housing Malmo and other large commercial, housing and education projects.  In the early 1990s Erica shifted her focus to residential projects, designing homes for inspiring clients who enjoyed Erica’s unique marriage of modern design and non-traditional materials to create beautiful living and entertaining spaces. 

In addition to her architecture work, Erica founded the Lopez Strings Workshop, an annual summer program for aspiring musicians, hosted in the San Juan archipelago, and has twice co-chaired the Lakeside School annual auction.

Why do we work from home?

We’re remote.

Melbourne. Hong Kong. Seattle. Los Angeles. London. Stuttgart.

Why?

Here are 5 reasons.

Because we’re a global company and we want to be able to sponge up ideas from everywhere.
Because individual humans are the best judge of the work environment that makes them most productive.
Because companies like Chipotle, Automattic, Farmers Insurance, Slack, and Atlassian have shown that remote work works.
Because offices cost money.
Because we prefer not to commute.

We’re a U.S. company
and a global company

While Momo Homes has offices around the world, our flagship office and
headquarters for our franchise operations is located in Los Angeles.

Additionally, we have satellite offices in Seattle, Florida (coming soon),
Panama (manufacturing), and Southeast Asia (sourcing).

Offices
Seattle
Florida
Panama
Southeast ASIA

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