The Team

Kathleen Wilson

CEO

Kathleen is a Chicago Booth MBA with six years of sales and customer satisfaction management experience in both large institutions and startups. She closed her pre-Booth career in Risk & Control Project Management at J.P.Morgan, utilizing her leadership experience and eye for detail. Kathleen started The Minte during her second year at Chicago Booth; don’t be surprised if you see her on-site ensuring The Minte is delivering five-star service.

Keith J. Nelson

President

Keith has over 25 years’ experience in providing services to the multi-family housing industry. Keith has successfully started and grown companies that provide outsource services for apartment managers and apartment residents. He has a degree from the University of Wisconsin. Immediately prior to The Minte, he served as President at Ocius, and at PayLease for 14 years.

Danielle Drabkin

CMO

Danielle was Chief Sales Officer of a Chicago-based startup, PrettyQuick from 2012-2015. In 2015, PrettyQuick was acquired by Groupon, where from 2015- 2017, she helped lead the national launch and expansion of PrettyQuick throughout new markets in the U.S. Pre- entrepreneur world, she spent 6 years in Institutional Real Estate, working for large REITs such as Equity Office and Vornado Realty Trust. She also teaches Real Estate Finance at DePaul University as an Adjunct Professor. Don't be surprised if you see her on-site testing and obsessing over launch strategies and user repeat rates.

Kandarp Soni

Director of Operations

Kandarp is an MBA candidate with an M.S. in Engineering and 8 years of engineering consulting experience. Committed to achieving sustainable impact for his clients, Kandarp has led project teams that deliver enduring tools and capabilities to facilitate successful implementation and continuous improvement in operational processes. In addition to driving optimal business solutions, Kandarp is notorious for his obsessive cleanliness. He has been spotted vacuuming his vacuum on more than one occasion and was even gifted cleaning supplies by his wife on Valentine’s Day. Blending his passion for efficiency optimization, customer experience, and cleanliness, Kandarp joins The Minte as the Director of Operations.