Roommates Matter

RoomSync began as an idea and has since grown into a tool that is used by dozens of student housing communities and tens of thousands of students. At our company’s core is the belief that empowering roommate choice leads to happier people who are more willing to work through their differences. And in the long term it means more students graduating from college. We support the Big Goal of The Lumina Foundation to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. We believe that an important step towards achieving this goal is to improve students’ quality of life through more compatible roommate pairings, and a recent study led by Michigan State University agrees with us.

Our Core Values

EMPOWER. Great things happen when people are empowered with choice.

COMMUNICATE. Consistent, open and respectful communication leads to happier people.

COLLECT. There is power in data; the facts yield the solutions.

LEARN. Great things get even better with a strong desire for improvement and continuous learning.

DELIVER. Positive change happens through tangible results.

Our Clients

We have clients all over the map! Take a look to see if you need to keep with what residents in your area expect or could be on the forefront of roommate empowerment in your area.

Meet Our Team

Robert Castellucci

Co-Founder, President, CEO

Rob leads the RoomSync team in empowering roommate choice. Rob began his student housing career in 2005 in Gainesville, FL where he worked in leasing and marketing roles at The Collier Companies and Lane Properties. Rob is an expert on the topic of roommate matching and has presented on this topic at ACUHO-I and NAA events. He was included in Student Housing Business Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list and is a frequent guest lecturer at The University of Florida on the topic of entrepreneurship. Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in marketing and Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.

Alex Edelsburg

Co-Founder, VP of Technology

Alex is the lead developer at RoomSync. Focused on strategic development issues and application functionality, he leads the way for the specification and implementation of major updates and new features. Prior to RoomSync, he worked at Microsoft and held roles in web and IT administration for various clients. Alex received his formal technical training from Duke University, with a dual-degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, later returning for his Engineering master’s.

Michael Hacker


Michael helped transition RoomSync from idea to reality by assembling the founding team. Using the business, programming and design skills he acquired in his previous web consulting company, Michael is able to bridge the gap between business and application development. Michael received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Florida and continued his education by completing a joint JD/MBA program.

Ariel Himmelstern

Co-Founder, VP of Information Security

Ariel is in charge of Information Technology for RoomSync. Ariel maintains the security of the servers and works with the development team to ensure the integrity and functionality of our data. Ariel previously worked with Rabinovici & Associates ensuring the security of client servers, including the servers of noted companies like Kodak. While at RoomSync, he has advanced his security knowledge by completing a dual-degree program from Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Samantha Snowden

VP of Client Development

Samantha develops and supports tools used to enhance the RoomSync client experience using her 10 years experience in off-campus student housing management. She is passionate about innovating the ways in which students choose and connect with their roommates. Samantha’s property management experience began in Gainesville, FL serving the University of Florida and journeyed to College Park, MD serving the University of Maryland. She has also worked with VCU and a large number of secondary schools.