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
 

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

Broker

Ken Davis
 

Ken Davis

Broker

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.

Managers

John P Gould
 

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.

Claudia Beck
 

Claudia Beck

Branch 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.

Buddy Gordon
 

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
 

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
 

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.

Nick Spirtos - Branch Manager
 

Nick Spirtos - Branch Manager

REALTOR® - Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Pacific Palisades

Nick Spirtos has been a licensed Realtor since 1996 and was consistently in the top 0.5% of agents in the nation. Nick has owned his own Real Estate Firm with several hundred agents, been a Regional Director, Branch Manager and a National Coach and Trainer for various large Real Estate Firms. In addition to English, Nick speaks Spanish and Greek. Nick has a passion for helping agents transform all areas of their lives and enjoys helping agents take their business to the highest level.

Jason Katzman - Office Manager
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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.

Ron Podell
 

Ron Podell

REALTOR® - Branch Manager | Rodeo Realty - Westlake Village

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.

Alyc Maselli
 

Alyc Maselli

Director of Business Development

Alyc has been in the real estate and title insurance industry for over 20 years. As an educator and business development specialist, Alyc thrives on providing powerful resources and effective solutions to help increase her clients’ productivity and business acumen. She has been awarded 'Ambassador of the Year' by CA Legislation for her high contributions to regional business growth. Additionally, she has worked with Regional Chamber of Commerce’s serving as part of the selected delegation on Cap-to-Cap efforts lobbying for economic development. 

Apart from her real estate and title endeavors, Alyc is a graduate of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, acting as a nutritionist and certified personal trainer. She is also involved in philanthropy work with organizations such as iS Cancer Care.

Assistant & Associate Managers

John Richette
 

John Richette

REALTOR®/Associate Manager of Education & Training | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills

 

John is a veteran real estate professional representing Sellers and Buyers specializing primarily in residential properties - estates, homes, condominiums, income property and land/lots. He focuses on Los Angeles' Westside...including Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Post Office, Bel Air, Sunset Strip, Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, Hancock Park, Westwood, Brentwood and Santa Monica...and across the San Fernando Valley in communities such as Studio City, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana and West Hills.

He has provided quality real estate consulting services for more than two decades and certainly lives up to his reputation of "Real Estate with Integrity and Extraordinary Service". The benefits his real estate clients receive are exceptional. He has been involved in the sale of many hundreds of properties representing buyers and sellers, including conventional purchases, REO’s, Probates, and Short Sales.

In addition to his commitment, dedication and expertise as a REALTOR®, John has performed the role as Associate Manager for two brokerages over the past twelve years. His communication skills, vast knowledge, and real estate experience have led to his becoming a highly effective instructor in his position as Director of Education and Training at the Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills Branch Office.

John is a skillful negotiator determined to obtain the most favorable RESULTS for his clients. As a manager and training director, he is consulted frequently and on all aspects of real estate. He mentors an average of thirty-to-forty new DRE Associate Licensees, at any one time, and has been doing so for nearly nine years.

Outside of real estate, John's communication and leadership skills have been developed through his experience with Toastmasters International. He has achieved tremendous success within the organization culminating with the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster.

Kris Mooney
 

Kris Mooney

Associate Manager | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills

Kris Mooney obtained her real estate license in 1988 following a successful career in the entertainment industry. Shortly thereafter, she formed her real estate partnership with Debra Ziven, resulting in a very busy and successful sales practice, which continues to this day. In 2004, Kris completed the Executive Program at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. In 2012 she obtained her Broker’s license.

Kris was a branch manager for Coldwell Banker from 2004-2012, leading successful offices in the Hollywood Hills, Sunset Strip, Laguna Niguel and Santa Monica. She then was asked to head up agent training as Director of Education for Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills and later launched their Pacific Palisades Office. Now affiliated with Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills, Kris serves on the management team and continues her sales practice, providing trusted service to buyers and sellers of luxury estates, condominiums and investment properties.

With their proven background and experience, Kris Mooney and Debra Ziven are well equipped to handle just about any challenge on your behalf, and help you write your own real estate success story.

 

Debra Ziven

Realtor Associate | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills

Debra began her real estate career as a broker in Wisconsin before moving to Los Angeles in 1987. Shortly thereafter, she began her real estate partnership with Kris Mooney, which resulted in a highly successful sales practice that continues to this day. Specializing in the sales of homes, condominiums and investment properties from first time home purchases to multi -million dollar estates, Debra offers a high level of experience, knowledge and integrity to the individuals she serves. She has been involved in many charitable and community organizations over the years, including the Maple Counseling center where she has volunteered in the tutoring program, as well as the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.
 
Debra Ziven has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Debra’s real estate background and education translates to a high level of service and skill.

Debra is an avid Tai Chi practitioner and speaks fluent Spanish.
 
Debra has a proven track record of selling properties quickly, for top market value, and getting the escrows closed. She implements a state of the art and well rounded approach to marketing properties, while providing quality service!
Mark Shepard
 

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
 

Tina Longobart

Assistant Manager | Rodeo Realty - Brentwood

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Dee Sullivan

Assistant Manager | Rodeo Realty - Woodland Hills

 

Business & Operations

Jayme Lynn Grakal
 

Jayme Lynn Grakal

Property Manager, Executive Assistant to Syd Leibovitch

 

Brian Kier
 

Brian Kier

Controller | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Erick Flores
 

Erick Flores

IT | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Edith Mayorga
 

Edith Mayorga

IT Associate | Rodeo Realty – Corporate

 

Florin Craete
 

Florin Craete

Accounts Payable | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Scott Daniel
 

Scott Daniel

Print Shop | Rodeo Realty – Corporate

 

Melanie Landry
 

Melanie Landry

HR / Assistant Controller | Rodeo Realty – Corporate

 

Natasha Nand
 

Natasha Nand

Accounting Manager | Rodeo Realty – Corporate

 

Marketing

Andrew Brennan
 

Andrew Brennan

Print Shop Manager/Marketing Designer

 

David Simpson
 

David Simpson

Designer | Rodeo Realty – Corporate

 

Guillermo Garcia
 

Guillermo Garcia

Printshop | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Ignacio Casavilla
 

Ignacio Casavilla

Designer | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Jeff Weston
 

Jeff Weston

Advertising Director | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Jerry Mateo
 

Jerry Mateo

Print Shop | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Mervin Flores
 

Mervin Flores

Designer / Social Media / Digital Marketing – Corporate

 

Terry Andersen
 

Terry Andersen

Digital Marketing Manager | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Tim Egan
 

Tim Egan

Luxury Agent Marketing Designer | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Art Francisco
 

Art Francisco

Print Shop | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Allan Sampang
 

Allan Sampang

Corporate Driver | Rodeo Realty - Corporate

 

Patrick Matutina
 

Patrick Matutina

Designer | Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills

 

Ana Yes
 

Ana Yes

Designer | Rodeo Realty - Woodland Hills

 

Kenny Nelson
 

Kenny Nelson

Graphic Designer | Rodeo Realty - Westlake Village

 

Elin Khachikian
 

Elin Khachikian

Designer | Rodeo Realty – Studio City

 

Michael Young
 

Michael Young

Designer | Rodeo Realty – Sunset Park

 

Anthony Gasperov
 

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
 

Chris Egan

Designer | Rodeo Realty – Sherman Oaks

 

Pearleen Kaur
 

Pearleen Kaur

Designer | Rodeo Realty - Encino

 

Chiara Merlotti Mott
 

Chiara Merlotti Mott

Designer | Rodeo Realty - Calabasas

 

Kat Johnson
 

Kat Johnson

Designer | Rodeo Realty - Pacific Palisades

 



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