Meet the Team

Founder & CEO

Ruffin Mitchener, CPA


Ruffin is the founder & CEO of balsa. After her own first-time homebuying journey, she was frustrated by the lack of transparency in this big financial step. This sent her on a mission to make real estate literacy more accessible and approachable to all. She embodies this mission at balsa with her background in startups, real estate, and accounting. Prior to balsa, Ruffin was Finance Lead at a fast paced real estate tech startup and Auditor with Deloitte in financial services. Before her career in real estate, she studied accounting, Mandarin, and Spanish at Wake Forest University in her home state of North Carolina!

Join Us

Interested in getting involved? We are always looking for passionate real estate professionals who share in our mission. Send us an email at [email protected] to discuss more.