At RentLinx we save property managers time and money by syndicating your rental listings to dozens of the most popular apartment and housing search websites as well as your own website with a single click.

RentLinx was founded in 2005 with a vision of disrupting and improving the rental industry through the use of fantastic technology. After 10 years of profitable growth, RentLinx was acquired in 2015 by AppFolio, the leading provider of web-based software for vertical markets. Together AppFolio Property Manager and RentLinx are continuing to revolutionize the property management industry.

Leadership Team

Brian Donahoo

Brian Donahoo, President and CEO

The buck stops with Brian. He is a hands-on CEO and really enjoys building teams and growing a successful company. When he isn’t working you’ll find him running in a marathon, stand-up paddling or mountain biking in Santa Barbara.

Brian was the Sr. Vice President for Products and Services at Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 to 2007. He was part of the original team, growing the company from early startup to $240 million in annual revenue. He led the planning and launch of GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, and GoToWebinar and these successful SaaS products are now used by millions of people around the world. Prior to joining Expertcity/Citrix Online, Brian held senior positions at Stream International and Viacom/Blockbuster.

Klaus Schauser

Klaus Schauser, Chief Strategist and Founder

Klaus is one of the original founders of AppFolio and brings his enthusiasm, leadership and experience to the team. When he’s not sharing his vision, validating new product offers or setting the strategy you can find him outdoors hiking or stand-up paddleboarding, enjoying the beauty of Santa Barbara.

Klaus was the Founder and CTO of Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 through 2006 and was the visionary behind GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and GoToMeeting. He led the teams responsible for building the products and their secure, reliable Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure. As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Klaus is a widely published research scientist with extensive experience developing scalable, highly parallel computing environments. Klaus holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and has received numerous academic awards.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker, CTO and Founder

Jon is one of the original founders of AppFolio and is responsible for technology and engineering. He is an entrepreneur at heart and is passionate about building and leading great engineering teams. He is a competitor off the computer as well. He played basketball in college and still finds time to play in his free time.

Prior to AppFolio, Jon was the CTO of Versora (sold to Kaseya in 2007), providers of open source Windows to Linux migration software. Before working at Versora, Jon was the CTO for Miramar Systems (sold to Computer Associates in 2004) where he led the development and quality assurance teams. The software developed under his direction has been deployed to over 20 million computers worldwide. Jon has also been a senior technologist for Nortel Networks and Xing Technology Inc. (sold to Real Networks), a Contributing Editor to LinuxWorld Magazine and he is the inventor of multiple patents. Jon also teaches Software Engineering as an adjunct professor at Westmont College in the Computer Science department.

Ida Kane

Ida Kane, CFO

Ida is responsible for AppFolio's financial strategy as well as legal and administrative operations. Her team works closely with all departments to ensure we grow quickly and stay on track with our financial plan. Ida is an avid long distance runner and if you can keep up with her pace you'll find her enjoying the sunny Santa Barbara outdoors.

Most recently she served as CFO of Rightscale,Inc. a leader in cloud portfolio management. Before Rightscale Ida was CFO and SVP of NASDAQ-listed thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage and investor education firm, until its sale to TD AMERITRADE. Before thinkorswim she was a divisional CFO and VP of Operations at FranklinCovey and has also held various executive-level financial and operational management positions for other publicly traded and private companies. Ida received her M.B.A. and bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Miami, Florida, and earned her CPA license from the State of Florida.