Having obtained a real estate license before reaching his 20s, Eric Stegemann quickly grew passionate about an industry that allowed individuals to be rewarded for their extra efforts and not tied behind a desk. Coming from Engineering and Design classes at Northwestern University he learned that most technology in the real estate industry wasn’t usable by the average agent. At just 21 years of age he built a prototype of what would later become the strategy behind his current venture Tribus, a lifetime client management system from first contact through closing, follow-up, and future sales. Using these strategies, he built one of the largest independent real estate companies in the St. Louis area, River City Real Estate. Stegemann gravitates to the areas of usability, brand management, and data gathering in the real estate brokerage.