Wendi Zhang serves Santa Clara and San Mateo counties with a combination of business acumen and deep empathy for her customers’ needs. She holds an MBA and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard, as well as bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Wendi distinguished herself in business development, giving guest lectures and providing negotiation coaching. When she bought her first home, Wendi built her own financial models, conducted due diligence on all components of purchasing a home, and negotiated her own mortgage rates. Throughout this journey, she discovered a new passion for real estate and started informally advising her friends on their real estate endeavors. Before long, she became a licensed agent.
Wendi values the trust her customers place in her, and she translates the service skills she honed in business to real estate. She understands that every deal is unique and collaborates with her clients to find or sell properties to meet their requirements as well as wish lists. Wendi works with clients from all demographics, and she speaks English and Mandarin Chinese — and a little bit of Spanish, Korean, and Japanese.
Wendi is dedicated to giving back to her local communities through volunteerism, mentorship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Her activism earned her the 2020 Jim Stocker Award for Volunteer Excellence from Harvard Business School (HBS) Community Partners, which helps Bay Area HBS alumni find ways to contribute their expertise pro bono to local nonprofits and civil service organizations. Wendi promotes education as an MIT Educational Counselor and the chair of Lifelong Learning for the MIT Club of Northern California. She also serves on the board of trustees for the SETI Institute, a Mountain View-based, multidisciplinary nonprofit research and education organization whose mission is to lead humanity's quest to understand the origins and prevalence of life and intelligence in the universe, and to share that knowledge with the world.
In addition to her active community involvement, Wendi works full-time in Silicon Valley’s tech sphere, and has led business development and partnerships for startups as well as different parts of Google. In her spare time, Wendi loves to slow down by spending time with her family and friends, pursuing lifelong learning, and traveling — 40-plus countries and territories and counting!