Management & Staff

Management & Staff

Rodeo Realty is a partnership of real estate and support professionals whose mission is to perform brokerage and related services at the highest level and to distinguish ourselves as the benchmark for excellence as an industry leader.

Our people are the most important resource in the organization and are the foundation of our success. With the finest, most qualified management staff and more than 120 full-time staff, Rodeo Realty is always available to provide assistance for our 1,200+ agents and brokers.

Founder & CEO

Syd Leibovitch

President | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

Syd Leibovitch is president and owner of Rodeo Realty, Inc. In 1986, Leibovitch, a successful licensed Realtor®, envisioned a boutique real estate company that would provide clients with exceptional, personalized service and at the same time give agents the tools necessary to achieve prominence in the marketplace. With this in mind, Leibovitch founded Rodeo Realty. As an experienced, seasoned broker, Syd genuinely understands the needs of the agent, buyer, and seller. His leadership assures that service for the client is Rodeo Realty’s #1 priority.


Ken Davis


My marketing career began in 1960, selling construction equipment to city public works departments and construction companies throughout New England. I took time out from 1963 – 1965 for active duty in the U.S. Navy, where I served on the USS Wasp, a WWII aircraft carrier. In 1968 I became a licensed Registered Representative to the New York Stock Exchange and spent the next few years managing retirement portfolios. In 1970 I began a 15 year career with New England Telephone and AT&T, ultimately attaining the position of National Account Manager, serving a major computer services company and air freight carrier.


John P Gould - Office Manager

REALTOR®-Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills

As a Branch Manager at one of the premier Beverly Hills Real Estate Offices, my job is to provide our Agents with a positive, supportive and challenging environment. I believe in creating a collaborative office and I make every effort to be sure that our Agents have the best resources available while representing our clients. I set a high standard and expect that our Agents exhibit the highest degree of integrity, knowledge and market skills. Whether you are an Agent considering Rodeo or you are a potential client considering Rodeo I assure you that you have landed here in good hands. Please feel free to call me to discuss your specific needs.

Simon Pozirekides

REALTOR® / Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Brentwood Office

Thank you for your confidence in giving me the opportunity to work with you. Lifelong experience in customer service enables me to help clients and agents attain their goals and dreams. I address each client’s and agent's needs on an individual basis with sensitivity and a personal touch. Going above and beyond is what makes me stand out and be remembered for future needs and referrals.

Buddy Gordon

REALTOR® and Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Calabasas

Year after year, Buddy Gordon has been in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide. He attributes his success to a simple philosophy; It is his job to make sure that each transaction is as smooth and effortless as possible for his clients. He is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish this goal. His attitude has not only resulted in professional success, but has also led to wonderful friendships with many of his clients. Born in Los Angeles, Buddy grew up in the Pacific Palisades and took an interest in sports and education early on.

Cary Hoffman - Office Manager Encino

Branch Manager, REALTOR® | Rodeo Realty - Encino

Cary was born in Los Angeles and has been native to the San Fernando Valley for the majority of his life. His real estate career began in July of 1982 and has included stays in offices with locations such as Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Woodland Hills and Calabasas. Among Cary’s real estate accomplishments are over 25 years of management and training experience. He has trained agents as a mentor, a training director and as a sales manager. More than 500 agents can claim they have benefited from his expert tutelage.

Teresa Todd - Office Manager Northridge & Porter Ranch

REALTOR®– Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Northridge

Some People Just Dream, Others Take Action So Their Dreams Will Come True! Teresa Todd believes that dreams inspire us to live life to the MAX! Teresa has a powerful faith, an optimistic vision, and a passion to inspire others to reach for the stars! On A Personal NoteTeresa is a native of the San Fernando Valley. She witnessed the explosive transformation of the once sleepy, suburban blend of residential and agricultural properties sprinkled with commercial development to its now affluent splendor of mega malls, commuter-filled freeways, and multi-million dollar developments.

Jason Katzman - Office Manager

Broker Associate – Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Sherman Oaks

As a licensed Real Estate Broker in California my business is built on: Dedication, Communication, Determination, & Trust while embodying the ability to cater to the agents I manage. “Just as the Real Estate industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient, so do I. Living in Southern California for over 40 years, my knowledge of the city’s geography can assist you with all Residential Real Estate endeavors.! In addition, rest assured as a manager, I will listen to you! With an understanding of your needs, I will do my best to help you achieve your goals as an agent. I have been selling real estate since 1989 and managing an office since 1995. “You are the driver, I am the passenger who’s there to guide, educate, and provide the best service possible.

Wendy Cox

REALTOR®– Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Studio City

Wendy was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she started in real estate in the early 1990’s and has experienced all types of markets. Wendy thoroughly enjoys the real estate profession and the relationships she has developed with her client and fellow agents. She is a dedicated professional who listens to needs of her agents. Proficiency, integrity and trust are virtues that Wendy considers not only vital in choosing potential real estate agents, but also as some of her most integral assets in her every day life. Wendy focuses on quality, detail and individual attention, always putting her agents first.

Peter Schwartz

MANAGER | Rodeo Realty - Sunset Strip

Peter Schwartz grew up in New England. He is a graduate of Tufts University with degrees in American Studies and French. He began his real estate career with John Douglas in 1989, and sold residential property in Los Angeles for twenty-five years before moving into management with Rodeo Realty in 2014.

Michael Weaver - Office Manager

REALTOR®– Branch Manger | Rodeo Realty - Woodland Hills

Born and raised in Southern California, Michael graduated from Chatsworth High School and then went on to California State University Northridge. Michael believes that giving to the community is as important as receiving from the community. Michael is past president of the local chapter of the American Heart Association, has served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club. Michael began his sales career at the age of seventeen and has over twenty years of sales experience.

Jeffrey Peldon

REALTOR® - Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Pacific Palisades

Jeffrey Peldon has been involved in real estate for over 40 years as a corporate real estate executive, real estate partner in a New York law firm, developer, technology entrepreneur and broker. He has an MBA in finance and organizational dynamics, a Juris Doctor and a Real Estate Broker license in California. One of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's 2008 Outstanding Real Estate Brokers, Jeffrey has owned and managed real estate offices in Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. Agents come first and we always strive to find a way to yes.

Ron Podell

REALTOR® - Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Westlake Village

Assistant Managers
John Richette
REALTOR®/Associate Manager of Education & Training | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills
Real Estate with Integrity...John is committed to providing extraordinary real estate service to each and every client...seller, buyer, investor or renter. John is the quintessential state-of-the-art real estate expert.
Kris Mooney
Associate Manager | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills
Claudia Beck
Associate Manager | Rodeo Realty - Brentwood Office
As your professional real estate advisor, I focus on client satisfaction. My business is about service and I am not happy until you are happy. My years in the business have provided me the experience to assist you with nearly every real estate need. Whether it's finding you a home, finding the best loan, or helping you getting the most out of selling your home I am here to guide you. If there is anything you need, please let me know.
Mark Shepard
Associate Manager | Rodeo Realty - Calabasas
A COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONALISM An accomplished real estate professional, Mark is dedicated to the clients and neighborhoods he represents. Years of experience have gained him inside knowledge of the market and a tireless commitment to succeed that are unmatched. Mark brings the discipline, initiative and zeal of a consummate professional to the business of successfully managing your real estate transaction.
Tina Longobart
Assistant Manager | Rodeo Realty - Encino
When choosing your real estate agent don’t you want to work with someone that has all the right skills to achieve your goals? The only real choice is Tina Longobart! Tina's background in sales, negotiation, marketing and escrow, along with her absolute ""work harder"" ethic and endless enthusiasm for the real estate industry puts her at the top of the profession.
Kristy Fields
Associate Manager | Rodeo Realty - Northridge
I have been in the Real Estate business for 15 years and have had the pleasure of working for Rodeo Realty as Assistant Manager since 2013. My position has expanded my horizons, knowledge and excitement for Real Estate. I enjoy teaching new agents in the Rodeo Sure Start Classes and conducting one-on-one training sessions in our office, in addition to my daily administration role. Before Rodeo Realty, I started out in Real Estate “learning the ropes” under 2 dedicated and very experienced REALTORS®. I gained experience by working on their marketing strategies, designs, farming (which include drops and local events), and was their personal transaction coordinator. Real Estate is my passion but my first love is the blessing of my beautiful family. I’ve been married for over 25 years and have 2 children that are my world. I love to travel, watch or participate in any sports and of course there is always wine tasting (is that a hobby?). I take great pride in having a reputation of being reliable, honest, a motivational mentor to agents and a hard-working REALTOR®.
Dee Cordero
Assistant Manager | Rodeo Realty - Studio City
Having been a professional dancer all of my life, and with much world travel under my belt, the time had come to settle down and plant my roots into another career. A Broker friend of mine suggested that with my positive upbeat personality, ethics and people skills that I consider becoming a real estate professional. Hence my real estate career began in April of 1996 and I have been an active and successful agent ever since.
Robert Leighton
Associate Manager | Rodeo Realty - Sunset Strip
Robert Leighton, a committed professional for the past 26 years feels that understanding the client and listening is paramount to a successful real estate career. Buying or selling a home is one of the single most expensive and important financial decisions one will make in their lifetime. Your home is a reflection of you, your inner psyche. It is the place where you begin your day and end it, your place of refuge.
Bob Temme
Assistant Manager | Rodeo Realty - Westlake Village
Bob, who is a lifetime resident of Southern California and has lived and worked the past 10 years in Calabasas, has both the expertise and the insight into the west San Fernando Valley area. Bob was a million dollar producer in his first year and because of his extensive management experience, he was promoted to Assistant Manager of the Woodland Hills office and has since transferred to our Westlake Village office where he has been for the past 8 years.
Dee Sullivan
Assistant Manager | Rodeo Realty - Woodland Hills
Business & Operations
Larry Warren
Operations Manager | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Jayme Lynn Grakal
Property Manager, Executive Assistant to Syd Leibovitch
Brian Kier
Controller | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Erick Flores
IT | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Edith Mayorga
IT Associate | Rodeo Realty – Corporate
Florin Craete
Accounts Payable | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Scott Daniel
Print Shop | Rodeo Realty – Corporate
Melanie Landry
HR / Assistant Controller | Rodeo Realty – Corporate
Natasha Nand
Accounting Manager | Rodeo Realty – Corporate
Andrew Brennan
Print Shop Manager/Marketing Designer
David Simpson
Designer | Rodeo Realty – Corporate
Guillermo Garcia
Printshop | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Ignacio Casavilla
Designer | Rodeo Realty - Pacific Palisades
Jasmine Pereyra
Advertising Assistant/Designer | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Jeff Weston
Advertising Director | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Jerry Mateo
Print Shop | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Jimmy Rodriguez
Designer | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Mervin Flores
Designer / Social Media / Digital Marketing – Corporate
Terry Andersen
Web Design / Videos | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Tim Egan
Luxury Agent Marketing Designer | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Art Francisco
Print Shop | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Allan Sampang
Corporate Driver | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Vanessa Pacheco
Public Relations/Designer | Rodeo Realty - Corporate
Patrick Matutina
Designer | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills
Ana Yes
Designer | Rodeo Realty - Woodland Hills
Kenny Nelson
Graphic Designer | Rodeo Realty - Westlake Village
Elin Khachikian
Designer | Rodeo Realty – Studio City
Michael Young
Designer | Rodeo Realty – Sunset Park
Anthony Gasperov
Designer | Rodeo Realty – Brentwood
Anthony Gasperov, a committed professional with extensive experience in Project Management, Print Production, Graphic Design, Photo Retouching, Color Correction and Coordination. The key to bringing a property to market successfully often rests on the story behind it. Anthony's creative direction helps to position the property and campaign in the most compelling way to achieve the greatest results.
Chris Egan
Designer | Rodeo Realty – Sherman Oaks
Pearleen Kaur
Designer | Rodeo Realty - Encino
Chiara Merlotti Mott
Designer | Rodeo Realty - Calabasas