David Eakes – HomeLight

David Eakes

Transformation Agent

David Eakes began his career with Deloitte & Touche in 1994 where he spent 10 years starting in audit in North Carolina, corporate finance in London and finally Mergers & Acquisitions in San Francisco. He went on to become the Finance Director of M&A and Strategic Finance at Sun Microsystems for almost 6 years. In 2009, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems and David worked as a member of the Oracle/Sun corporate finance integration leadership team as the two companies came together. He then became Vice President of Finance at CaféPress in San Mateo for almost 4 years where he led the FP&A and Strategic Finance functions and worked with Sumant Sridharan (CafePress’s President, now HomeLight’s COO) through the company’s 2012 IPO.

In August of 2017, Eakes became CFO of HomeLight to transform the world of real estate. In his role, Eakes is responsible for all finance and administrative functions of the company. Eakes empowers his team to break barriers everyday while staying committed to HomeLight’s goals and core values, which is a crucial element to their success. HomeLight has raised a total of $369.5 million in funding over 10 rounds from Google Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Citi Ventures and Bullpen Capital.  The company has grown to over 400 employees in the US, Canada and Brazil and has just been named to Forbes’ 2022 America’s Best Startup Employers award list. 

Eakes graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Accounting from North Carolina State University, where he was the highest standing graduate in the College of Management.