Andrew Blount’s Biography

Born in 1973, Andrew Blount grew up in a single-wide trailer sitting on a garden where his mom grew and sold vegetables to help pay the family bills.  Over the course of five years his parents built their home, stick by stick, next to the old trailer. 

At age 6, Andrew taught himself how to write computer software.  By age 8, knowing the value of hard work, he started his first computer software company creating and selling software by mail order for the Radio Shack TRS-80 color computer.  He specialized in database applications, games and utilities.  Over the next 9 years he expanded his practice to include legal, point-of-sale and communication software.  At age 14, his “artificial intelligence” software was featured on the cover of the widely distributed Rainbow magazine.

In a 1996 Andrew started a new software company in Southern California called Realhound.com.  In addition to specializing in commercial real estate software, Andrew worked as a strategic software consultant for some of the world’s largest companies such as CB Richard Ellis and Fannie Mae.  Andrew’s software has been used to close thousands of commercial real estate transactions and facilitate the financing of over $20 billion worth of properties.

In 2002 Andrew developed an application called Portfolio designed to provide business intelligence for multi-family owners and managers.  He sold that application to RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) in June of 2002.  Andrew served as RealPage’s Senior Vice President from 2002-2004 managing the development of yield management and portfolio management software.  In 2005 Andrew restarted the Realhound.com business to create the widely used Realhound CRM software platform for commercial real estate professionals.  He now serves as Chairman of Realhound.com.  Andrew has spoken at and keynoted numerous commercial real estate conferences including the annual Beverly Hills Apartments Conference, the National Apartment Association and the once famous PikeNet.

Also in 2005 Andrew began development on an automated stock trading algorithm that predicts the daily direction of the S&P 500 using a proprietary pricing elasticity model he invented. The trading system was designed to constantly evaluate the stock market then place trades to capture both upward and downward price movement.  In 2012 Andrew launched Blue Cielo Capital Management, which manages an aggressive growth, long/short hedge fund utilizing this algorithm to manage a capital account.

Andrew is married to his wife Michelle Blount and has two children, Ethan and Faith.  Starting in 2009, the Blount family began a tradition of elaborately decorating their home for Christmas.  While Andrew works on the outside, Michelle begins setting up the inside of their home each year in August.  Visitors come from far and wide to watch the dancing light show of over 100,000 LED’s and to tour Michelle’s winter wonderland.  Each person is greeted with a smile and a cup of warm apple cider.  The Blount’s home has been featured all over the Internet and on the cover of the Orange County Register.

Today, in addition to managing his fund, Andrew serves as a member of the Foundation Board of the Orange County High School of the Arts and is an active philanthropist of causes throughout Southern California.  While the Blount family are avid travelers, focusing mainly on Central and South America with an occasional European trip, Andrew loves Laguna Hills the most which is the city he chose to raise his family in and is currently a candidate for the 2012 Laguna Hills City Council election.

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