Yelias Bender

Yelias, an Illinois native, moved with his wife to Seattle to settle down after spending a decade in the SF Bay Area. Throughout his career, Yelias has used his analytical skills to help address two problems: lack of affordable housing and climate change. After learning about Luum’s mission, Yelias jumped at the opportunity to support the growing, mission-driven company. He joins Luum with over four years of accounting experience, including time spent at Sunrun, a nationwide residential solar provider.

In his spare time, Yelias loves watching sports and spending time with his wife and their beloved cats, Mia and Nelson.