John H. Kim, President/ CEO
Mr. Kim is a successful entrepreneur and a true visionary, he has a proven track record of scaling and building companies. Mr. Kim started his career working for German public company in the InfoSec Security Industry protecting data and voice communications for mission critical banks, insurance companies, and government agency’s in Southeast Asia. Soon after, he joined Trusted Computer Solutions, TCS, in Singapore as VP Business Development. TCS was the exclusive partner to market homeland security product and services to Southeast Asian countries. Mr. Kim was awarded many accolades and eventually started his own company which he built and exited. In 2004, Mr. Kim Co-Founded Reliance Star Payment Services, national credit card processing company based in Great Neck, New York. The company won many awards and accolades over the years, at its peak had over 50 full time staff and partnered with over 200 Independent Sales Organizations. Mr. Kim has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry working with Foxtons, Managing over 50 buyer agents, then Remax, and Charles Rutenberg Realty. Combined Mr. Kim has sold over $100 Million in residential and commercial properties from Hamptons, to Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn Counties. Mr. Kim pursued his education from London School of Economics.
Fenella Kim, COO/ CFO
Fenella grew up in a family who love and breath real estate. Her father was a real estate broker and licensed property auctioneer in Malaysia. Her brother founded a real estate software company. When she migrated to United States she dived right into the real estate industry and became a licensed real estate agent in the early 2000. In 2004, Fenella founded Reliance Star Payment Services and became the President & CEO of the company. She has spent the last two decades introducing innovative products, services and technology providing full-service electronic payment solutions to small and medium size businesses nationwide. In 2011, Fenella became the nation’s first recipient of the Certified Payment Professional (CPP) certification. Inc. magazine has three times listed Reliance Star in its hall of fame rankings of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies. She was awarded SmartCEO Future50, WPO President’s award, Fast 100 Asian American, Enterprising Women, Stevie Award, Long Island Power Women and 40 under 40 award to name a few. In 2018, she founded Champkids with the goal of fundraising scholarship for students in poverty. Fenella’s dedication to her community defines her philosophies on which she has built her businesses. In December 2019, Fenella launched RYDEBOT, a smart motorized rideable suitcase company and in January, 2020 Fenella and Mr. Kim launched NextHome Platinum Properties. Fenella is fluent in five languages. She was awarded full scholarship for her Bachelor degree in Electrical Power Engineering and attended Harvard Business School through a scholarship. Fenella was a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Entrepreneurship in 2013