2018 RESO Board of Director Nominations
2018 RESO Board of Director Nominees
- BOD - Class B over $25M
- BOD - Class E
- Innovation Competition
- Fall 2018 Speakers
- BOD - Class C under 50,000
- BOD - Class D
Principal, Business Development at CoreLogic
2019 BOD Nominee – Class B over $25M
I will be able to use my experience and relationships to help move the priorities for RESO forward.
DLU October 22nd, 2018
Senior VP of Industry Relations at realtor.com, Move Inc.
2019 BOD Nominee – Class B over $25M
Director, MLS and Industry Relations at Zillow Group
2019 BOD Nominee – Class B over $25M
MLS Manager, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
Vice President, MLS and Member Services for State-Wide MLS
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
CTO, Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc.
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
CEO, Metro MLS
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
President at MARIS
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
CEO, Intermountain MLS
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
President & CEO at Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
2019 BOD Nominee – Class C under 50,000
President & CEO at Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldDLU October 30th, 2018
HomeServices of America, IT Directory, Edina Realty Home Services
2019 BOD Nominee – Class D
Chief Technology Officer at The Group Inc.
2019 BOD Nominee – Class D
2019 BOD Nominee – Class D
Independent Broker & Owner, Craig Gilbert Real Estate / Craig Gilbert Appraisals
2019 BOD Nominee – Class D
Chief Product & Technology Officer at eXp Realty
2019 BOD Nominee – Class D
Director of Data Operations & Strategy at RE/MAX
2019 BOD Nominee – Class D
As Chief Architect – Business Transformation Services, Bernie works with CEOs and leads of companies of all sizes from Startups to large Enterprises and shares his vision of how businesses can modernize using the new stack of transformational technology: from smart sensors and IoT at the physical layer, Blockchain as the network, data science with AI and ML replacing traditional algorithms at the process layer and finally at the top using computer vision, augmented reality, virtual reality and conversational intelligence for a graceful and natural user experience. Execute all this on high performance, engineered Oracle cloud.
Prior to joining Oracle Bernie was with Motorola, leading their Wireless Broadband Division as Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect, creating large complex real-time systems for tier-1 Operators, both US and International. Then led his technology startup in Mobile Contextual Intelligence integrating with over 21 smart home products and platforms. Bernie and his wife also lead a successful real-estate investment brokerage, giving Bernie a personal and hands-on experience in real-estate operations and technology.DLU October 10th, 2018
Ashish Antal is the Architecture Director at MLSListings. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy mentoring software engineers on best practices, code quality and architectural vision. He works closely with his engineering team and industry partners to innovate, architect and deploy cutting edge technology solutions for real estate professionals. He is also an accomplished programmer with development experience in .net, c#, c++, node, react and SQL Server. I also has a deep understanding of open standards such as HTTP, SAML, OAuth2, OpenID Connect, OData, CSS and HTML . Previously, in his engineering director role, He managed a team of software developers, quality assurance engineers and mentored many new hires at MLSListings.DLU September 14th, 2018
Mark Bessett is an Engineer and Architect currently serving as the Workgroup Chair for the Universal Property Identifier. Mark holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Mark is experienced at solving large, complex engineering software problems primarily in integration, from spacecraft to microcontrollers. Mark has been engaged in the real estate problem space since 2013, currently as Senior Enterprise architect at California Regional Multiple Listing Service.DLU October 9th, 2018
Chris Carrillo serves as the President & CEO of Metro MLS and Wiredata serving various regions throughout the state of Wisconsin. Collectively, the MLS serves over 7,200 Realtors in 2,100 offices as well as providing public records to a variety of companies statewide. Metro MLS prides itself in facilitating cooperation and compensation to Broker members by providing them timely accurate listing content and property information. Chris believes that data standards will streamline future Broker’s Real Estate transactions and ultimately better serve Brokers, Agents, and Consumers through greater efficiency. With over 18 years in the industry Chris has emulated the motto of Metro MLS: “Our Business is Helping Your Business”.
Following his firm belief that you put action to word and thought, he has volunteered in a variety of MLS Industry leadership roles and positions. Chris is actively serving on the NAR MLS Issues and Policies Committee, is a current member of the COVE Group, and NAR’s MLS Executive’s Advisory Committee. Chris’ position on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) assists him in serving his belief that bringing MLSs and third parties from across the country together will streamline transactions and serve the industry with greater efficiency. Looking to the future, Chris is the 2018 President Elect for CMLS. He vows to be part of the solution to form the future of the MLS industry and bring MLSs and third parties from across the country together.
In March of this year, Chris Carrillo and Matt Consalvo announced the first non-contiguous joint venture between Metro MLS and ARMLS.
Chris is a hopeless Bears fan, Hawks fan, coach, as well as his children’s #1 sports fan with his wife Felicia. Chris is a Veteran of the United States ARMY MP Corp and attended Northern Illinois University.DLU September 5th, 2018
David is an experienced engineer with a demonstrated fifteen-year history of innovation in the real estate industry. He also possesses in-depth knowledge of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, prototyping, software design, security, management, and networking. David is currently the Technical Lead at Meridio, a ConsenSys project creating a blockchain platform for shared property ownership.DLU September 5th, 2018
Matthew Consalvo was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) in 2012, but his loyalty to the company dates to 2003 when he was in the role of manager for the Supra Field Offices for GE Security supporting ARMLS. Matthew’s boundless vision and determination to achieve strategic goals are vital as ARMLS builds the roadmap for the MLS of the future.DLU October 8th, 2018
Jeremy Crawford posses an uncommon combination of talents rarely found in the real estate industry: an experienced technologist, skilled communicator and accomplished business leader. As the Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Organization, Crawford sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most exciting organizations responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of standards that is fueling innovation and helping to streamline the real estate transaction.
Crawford has more than 20 years of information technology experience in real estate, financial services, legal, insurance and education sectors. He knows RESO well. He has served on its Board of Directors, and his leadership role has included taking the reins as its Vice-Chair of the Education and Outreach Workgroup in 2010, which he co-led for two years.
Born and raised in the small town of Johnson City, Tennessee, Crawford proudly embraces his youth as a bona fide Geek. He consistently gravitated towards math and science fields, which lead to his attending high school at University School on the campus of East Tennessee State University. There, he participated in math competitions throughout the state. Crawford was also the catcher for University’s baseball team that competed in Tennessee State’s championship series multiple years in their division.
Crawford embraced multi-tasking early on. He worked his way through college in the computer labs at East Tennessee State University, and credits his mentor Rob Whelan, who oversaw all of the computer labs on campus, for igniting his interest in Computer Science. It became his major at ETSU, as its core curriculum complemented his math and physics coursework. His new passion also led to a secondary job in 1996 while attending ETSU with the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference that is responsible for overseeing the states 31 judicial districts. Crawford networked all of the judicial districts’ satellite offices across the state of Tennessee and provided courtroom technology support for major cases. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University, and while enrolled in graduate school there, he also taught undergraduate information technology courses at ETSU, instructing more than 180 students enrolled in his six classes.
Crawford’s STEM degree would lead to working for SAFECO, one of the largest insurance firms in the U.S., as a Systems Support Administrator. In 1999, he would join BB&T Corporation, one of the nation’s largest financial services corporations, as a Network Manager and Administrator and Bank Officer. At BB&T Crawford managed networking and helpdesk personnel as well as server and network level information systems for a region that comprised more than 40 locations and 450 employees.
His foray into real estate began in the summer of 2001 when he became Director of Network Operations and the 16th employee at Marketlinx Solutions, now known as CoreLogic, one of the largest real estate technology and information service companies in the world.
Under the tutelage of Thad Shows at Marketlinx, Crawford would enjoy extensive leadership training that would manifest into a C-level career that began when in 2006, he joined San Diego-based Sandicor, a leading MLS products and services provider, as its Chief Information Officer and was subsequently elected Secretary to the Corporation by the Sandicor Board of Directors, becoming a Corporate Officer. It was there he also served for two years as Vice-Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Standards Organization Education and Outreach Workgroup, and won the 2010 San Diego’s Information Technology of the Year Award.
After five years with Sandicor, in 2011 Crawford was named Chief Information Officer for MLSListings Inc., which serves 16,000 real estate professionals and more than 6,000 firms throughout Northern California. At MLSListings he was responsible for all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology, including infrastructure, design, development, implementation, and management. Shortly thereafter, Crawford was promoted to Chief Operations Officer and added to his CIO responsibilities managing customer support, Rules & Regulations, Compliance, Data Licensing, and Software Engineering. He also was elected Secretary to the Corporation, becoming a Corporate Officer in 2013. While COO at MLSListings, Crawford was the lead for the Council of MLS Technology Sub-Council. He left MLSListings to head up RESO in April 2015.
A Council of MLS CMLX Level 2 Certified Executive, today Crawford also serves on the DocuSign Executive Advisory Council, the Interop Advisory Board, and serves as President of his local homeowners association in Corinth Forest, his newest home about 40 miles north of Dallas, Texas.
Crawford attributes his hard-driving work ethic to his dad, who for the last 45 years gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to start his day. Described by his peers as charismatic and energetic, Crawford tries to engage every real estate professional he meets into a conversation that leads to talking about RESO, as he genuinely embraces his nonprofit organization’s mission to positively change the future of real estate.
His community activities have ranged from remaining an active supporter of his church in Knoxville, Tennessee, to undertaking local fundraising efforts for a variety of causes over the years. He continues to support Sigma Phi Epsilon, Paralyzed Veterans of America and RPAC (the Realtors Political Action Fund).
In his free time, Crawford is likely to be found spending time surrounded by his family: his wife of 10 years and their two young children. Crawford is a foodie who enjoys cooking to relieve stress, often with a glass of Rochioli Pinot Noir in hand, whipping up a meal that will also feed neighbors stopping by for a visit. He remains an avid sports participant in golf, tennis, basketball, football and baseball, and is a tireless fan of Tennessee football.DLU September 5th, 2018
Tim Dain is a tenacious, visionary leader within the Real Estate Community. His dedication to overcoming challenges and seeking innovative solutions was inspired by his tenure with the US Marine Corps. After serving in the military, Tim explored the technology world – participating in major system upgrades for some of the largest Casinos in the country. His technology expertise, fascination with business stratagem and patriotic values led him to pursue a career within Real Estate. Quickly rising within the community, Tim has been a REALTOR®, Broker/Owner and an MLS Executive. Tim joined MARIS MLS as the President and CEO in 2017.
With a growing reputation within the MLS world, Tim has been recognized as a progressive thinker. Recently, he earned recognition on the SP2018 Emerging Leaders list and led both the Austin Board of REALTORS® (2017) and MARIS (2018) to earn a finalist nomination for Inman’s Most Innovative MLS Award.
Tim is an active, influential board member and/or advisor to several industry organizations including CMLS, RESO, NAR, MLSGrid, Broker Public Portal, Realtor.com, dotloop, Second Century Ventures and Voiceter Pro. His energy, enthusiasm, and collaborative mindset has helped transform aspirations into breakthrough initiatives.DLU October 1st, 2018
Josh is the Founder & CEO of kurotek, a consultancy specializing in Real Estate technology. He started at Homeseekers on the XMLSWeb product in the late 90’s, and got involved with RETS while at Heartland MLS. He laid low in the industry for a few years, working as a Bioinformatics researcher and consultant while studying Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, but returned to the Industry and Standards full time working at FBS a while back. He recently co-authored the Validation Expressions proposal (RCP-019) with Paul Stusiak.
Josh lives in San Francisco and attends UC Berkeley, studying AI/ML and Data Science. Lately he’s been working as a consultant on Data Replication, Business Rules, and ML backends, as well as building tools for RESO.DLU October 12th, 2018
Jan Davis is the Vice President of MISMO and Associate Vice President, Industry Standards at the Mortgage Bankers Association. (MBA). Jan is a leader in the mortgage finance industry with experience in mortgage operations, data warehousing, and corporate planning. Jan is responsible for managing MISMO operations. Prior to joining MBA, Jan was Director, Single Family Loan Operations at Fannie Mae.DLU September 5th, 2018
Joseph Deller is a Product Development Manager at Wilmington Trust. In this capacity, he works on new product development and product enhancements in the Structured Finance space, including Mortgage Backed Securitizations and Mortgage Document Custody. Joe has previously held positions in Product Management and Technology Management at BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase and Citibank. Joe is an active participant in the Mortgage Bankers Association, having been the chair of the MBA Document Custody Workgroup from 2016-2017. He is also an active participant in the Structured Finance Industry Group and MISMO.
Joe is currently active in MISMO and serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the Blockchain Community of Practice, and actively participates in the eMortgage Community of Practice and the Emerging Technology Community of Practice. He has previously been the Co-Chair of the Secondary Working Group and Co-Chair of the Structured Finance Development Workgroup (joint working group with SFIG).DLU September 14th, 2018
John De Souza (Pronounced: Deh-sue-zah)
John De Souza is President of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, a 73-year-old independent, residential firm of 200 associates serving Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. He is passionate about finding new ways for REALTORSⓇ to deliver value and provide meaningful consumer experiences.
De Souza entered real estate after a successful career in technology and management consulting. He was also on faculty at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, where he taught courses on applied technology. John has been quoted in USA Today, Realtor Magazine, as well as presented at events including Inman Connect, BarCamps, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World conferences.
John serves his fellow REALTORSⓇ through his role as 2018 President for the Indiana Association of REALTORSⓇ, State Realtor PAC Trustee, Director of the Indiana Regional MLS (IRMLS) and previous roles on various MLS, associations, and committees. He also contributes as an advisor to several technology firms.
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, John has a degree in Management from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA in Technology Management.
John enjoys long-distance cycling, and photography. He gives back to the community by volunteering at his church, and by serving as a mentor to Notre Dame students.DLU September 14th, 2018
Bill Fowler has 17 years inside the real estate technology community and has found his dream job as Senior Director of Industry Relations at Compass. He’s worn many hats, from MLS software to industry consultant and Director at Zillow. Now he’s managing the key relationships that drive business for one of the most visible and fast-moving brands in real estate.DLU October 8th, 2018
Matt is the Vice President of Portals at FBS, Inc. He is a third generation entrepreneur from Huntsville, AL. Until being acquired by FBS in 2018, Matt was the CEO of Solid Earth, Inc, a software company he co-founded in 1998 to build multiple listings service software. FBS purchased Solid Earth and it’s popular Spring Portal product, now available through FBS anywhere there is Spark. Matt is now Product Owner for that project and is part of the senior leadership team at FBS.
Matt is also an active real estate investor and developer and recently opened Old Town Beer Exchange, voted the most popular craft beer bar in Alabama by CraftBeer.com. The project is a partnership with some friends and Matt’s brother Bill Fowler, Industry Relations with Compass.
Matt serves or has served on 501(C)3 Boards of The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, The North Alabama Land Trust, The Randolph School, Lincoln Village Preservation Corporation, Village Marketplace, The Sarah Baker Foundation and The Village of Promise. Matt is married and lives on the Tennessee River in North Alabama.DLU September 5th, 2018
Meg Garabrant is the Director of Marketing & Communications for the NEREN® MLS with over 10,000 users throughout New England and is the primary MLS for the states of NH and VT. Meg oversees third party integrations, product, member training & education, and is responsible for ensuring RESO field compliance. Meg is a member of RESO and CMLS and Chair of the CMLS Green Section Council and a member of the NAR Sustainability Advisory Group.
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After graduating from West Point and serving in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot, Bill launched a career in the high tech industry in 1986. While working as a product manager for Raychem, a material science company, Bill saw a need to help companies benefit from the unique core talents of transitioning military personnel into the corporate sector. The career move proved to be the catalyst for his entrepreneurial debut.
He started his first company, Orion International, quickly growing it into a multi-million dollar operation. He sold his interest in Orion and The Medical Tranistion Group in 1997 to take advantage of the growing interest in the Internet and founded The Destiny Group, one of the first employment websites. Bill became a frequently quoted expert for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, NPR and CNN in the field of employing transitioning military. He was a contributing author for three Wiley Publishing books, On Staffing and both the 5th and 6th edition of Resumes for Dummies, along with numerous syndicated articles that appeared in national media outlets. In 2006, Bill successfully sold The Destiny Group to media conglomerate Landmark Media, creators and operators of the Weather Channel.
After nearly 16 years in the employment field, and with multiple companies under his belt, Bill applied his deep knowledge of startup operations, technology, customer service and software development to establish Builders Update — the first national new home inventory database for licensed real estate agents.
“Homebuilding is the cornerstone of our economy. If we’re going to put our neighbors back to work, we’re going to have to build our neighborhoods.”DLU September 14th, 2018
Georg Gerstenfeld is currently the VP and General Manager of DocuSign’s Global Real Estate Solutions Group. His team’s mission is to help brokers and agents build their business by providing a complete Lead to Close digital solution. DocuSign’s platform is quickly becoming the de facto way that everyone in the real estate industry manages their transactions and collaborates throughout the entire process from leads and listings to mortgage to recording the grant deed.
A Silicon Valley veteran, Georg has run sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies including Intuit, and start-ups like Trulia. As GM of Trulia’s Business Services Group, he oversaw the growth of the company’s agent and broker services, launching innovative new ad models on both the web and mobile.
Georg also has a passion for the environment. He founded Intuit Green to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and help its customers eliminate paper. At DocuSign, they’ve eliminated enough paper to replace every tree in Central Park over 200 times. He lives in Napa Valley with his wife Jeanine.DLU September 14th, 2018
Demian Quinonez is the development manager for California Regional Multiple Listing Service, where Demian manages the software development projects that support the strategic goals of CRMLS.
Demian has worked for CRMLS for over 10 years working his way up from junior developer to managing developer.
Demian lives near beautiful Los Angeles California, the home of his beloved Dodgers. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.DLU October 8th, 2018
Amy Gorce leads Business Development for the CoreLogic Real Estate Solutions Group. She is a technology Executive with over 20 years of experience in the real estate technology industry with a specific focus on data security. Amy is a former MLS executive and start-up entrepreneur turned fortune 500 software executive who loves helping customers solve to today while planning for tomorrow. Amy is also a newly appointed member of the RESO Board of Directors.DLU October 9th, 2018
Robert Gottesman is President of Voyager Information Services, a consulting firm specializing in real estate information systems. Voyager’s customers are leaders in e-business such as Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS), First American Financial, H&R Block Financial, Southland Regional Association of Realtors and the Las Vegas Railway Express.
Bob has also served as Executive Director for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), CIO of the mortgage bank, Virtual Mortgage Network and Co-Founder and Vice President of CITIDATA, an early provider of on-line Multiple Listing real estate systems.DLU September 5th, 2018
Carlos Grass has over 26 years experience in the MLS and real estate information industry, including strategic planning, expertise in providing hands-on leadership and direction for design, development and deployment of some of the largest online computer systems for the Real Estate industry.DLU October 9th, 2018
Teresa is extremely passionate about real estate, fintech, investments and leadership in every form. She has brokered hundreds of transactions for her clients and agents which included traditional, probate, bankruptcy, short sales, and foreclosure situations. Her real estate knowledge is equal to her ability to effectively work with others – which is the perfect combination to see your transaction to a successful close.
Teresa has a very unique blend of skills that will ensure your financial well-being through your real estate transaction and career. She works diligently for the aspirations of her clients, agents and broker-managers. Her keen ability to foresee and expertly navigate challenges eases the minds of her clients and team. With her background in finance, her strengths lie in maintaining the overall soundness of each transaction. Her personal goal is to counsel you through to realize your own personal goals.
Having Teresa on your team means that you have the best representation available. Her network of professionals are in a category equal to hers – their collective efforts will make it possible for you achieve your real estate goals. Before, during and after you can count on Teresa and her team to assist you with every step. They look forward to the opportunity to be of service.
Teresa graduated college in three years and earned her MBA in global strategic management in one year. During college, she enlisted in the USMC. Teresa started her career in financial services where she became a VP leading two divisions. She became a real estate broker and founded Grobecker Holland International while raising her young sons. Teresa is a life-long student of leadership, kaizen and metacognition and is currently founding her second fin-tech company.
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David Gumpper is the Head of Technology Consulting at WAV Group and Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC. David’s passion for finding strategic opportunities in the complex world of technology, has lead him to the WAV Group.
David has recognized that the perceived complexity of technology is a distraction and difficulty for many business leaders. The problem frequently lies in technology being viewed as purely tactical, isolated from business strategy, and fiercely territorialized by technologists.
David’s approached is focused on eliminating these hindrances.
David has over 24 years as a technologist and has deployed and managed information technology platforms for the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey, Ricoh Corporation, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals before moving to Florida in 2003. In 2003, David joined Michael Saunders & Company as Director of Information Technology to restructure and develop a customer focused technology division. David’s accomplishments in delivering business success with technology was named Chief Technology Officer in 2015.
In 2013, David obtained his Florida real estate sales associate license to better understand the working life of the real estate professionals he served. It also enabled his ability to participate on industry-wide strategies as a licensed real estate volunteer.
Since 2013, David has participated in several National Association of Realtors (NAR) advisory boards and committees. He has was a member of the Multiple Listing Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board, Multiple Listing Issues & Policy Committee and Leading Edge Advisory Board. David has been able to coalesce his technology expertise and business knowledge to provide broad strategic thinking.
David’s leadership and commitment to the industry continued when he was appointed to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Marketing Technology Advisory Council (MTAC) in 2012 and was promoted to Vice-Chair in 2015. In 2016, he became Chair to assist LeadingRE in several initiatives.
David’s was voted and spent one year as a broker representative to the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO.org) Board of Directors in 2017. RESO is a non-profit voluntary organization to promote an open process in developing and promoting standards for real estate data. David was asked to launch and lead the RESO Broker Advisory Group in 2018.
David currently resides in Bradenton, FL with his wife Kelly. Kelly is employed by State College of Florida as a Financial Services Manager since 2005. David’s eldest son, Ryan, is a PhD candidate in Chemistry at Georgia State University, and his younger son Evan, is continuing his undergraduate studies in History at the University of South Florida.DLU September 14th, 2018
As Chief Technology Officer for MRED, Chris Haran is responsible for driving the strategic vision of a leading MLS organization through technology, and bringing together people, ideas and resources to be innovators.
Prior to taking on the CTO role, Haran worked his way up through various levels of the marketing and operations departments on the real estate brokerage side of the industry. In supporting agents in their quest to adopt new technologies, Haran learned how to break down disruptive concepts into why they mattered to future business and helped to overcome the fear of the new.
In his current role, Haran will use customer demand discovered through focus groups and industry insight to deliver the products and services and develop the strategy to keep MRED at the forefront, including the evolution of the top-rated MLS system, Connect MLS. In addition, MRED will be stepping up their Research and Development efforts, looking into applications for blockchain, voice recognition, artificial intelligence and much more.
Haran earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2005. His most watched shows include Cars, Cars 3, Dinosaur Train and Little Einsteins. Yes, he and his wife have a toddler.DLU September 5th, 2018
Rebecca Jensen is as curious about technology as she is passionate about the real estate industry, and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), she’s able to combine both interests and serve thousands of agents, brokers, and appraisers. “In the 1990s, the Internet was just beginning to shift the way all businesses were approaching their strategies,” she explains. “I was confident the Internet was not just a fad, but something to harness, so I took a job at the local MLS and stayed on because of the potential I saw.”
Now, MRED serves over 45,000 Realtors throughout Chicagoland and was selected to be the first MLS in the country to adopt the MLS Grid, a new platform technology that’ll streamline data collection and analysis, making it easier for brokers and technology partners around the country to reduce expenses and simplify transactions. This year, MRED also launched Broker Outreach, a new department dedicated to creating tighter communication between industry professionals and their clients.
Jensen is on the Board of the Broker Public Portal (BPP) and is Board Chair of the MLS Grid. She is also involved with the Council of MLSs, MLS Roundtable and the COVE MLS Group. She has spent years on the Inman Most Influential People in Real Estate list and was honored with WCR Chicago’s Elevate Award. Recently, she was recognized again in 2018 as part of the Swanepoel Power 200. “Understanding the importance of strong relationships is critical to my success,” she says, adding that her willingness to pick up the phone and collaborate continues to be an asset.
Jensen came to the Midwest 3 years ago and is ready to call it home. “The welcoming nature and open culture of Chicagoland continues to fill us with gratitude,” she says.DLU September 5th, 2018
I have worked at the Austin Board of Realtors for last 6 years. I currently provide MLS and partner support for the Austin Central Texas Realty Information Service at the Austin Board of REALTORS. In addition to high level support for the MLS products and internal applications, I work on product implementation and quality assurance. I am currently involved with 3 RESo workgroups, including the Data Dictionary, Transport, and the Payloads workgroups. I also participate in the CMLS Technical Section Counsel.
I come from the IT industry working as a Sr. Network Administrator for a software company in California for 12 years.DLU October 4th, 2018
Imbrex Founder Stephen King graduated from the University of Denver with a dual degree in real estate and international business, going on to achieve a sterling career in real estate finance, brokerage entitlements, and mixed-use property development. Prior to launching imbrex, Stephen was Principal at King Interests, a full-service real estate firm based in Princeton, New Jersey, and also led his own King Realty Group as President and Owner. Stephen has launched several technology related startups in the real estate space in his career, and began participating in the blockchain community in 2013, of which he is now organizer of the Princeton Ethereum Meetup.DLU September 5th, 2018
Award-winning software architect, a customer service activist, an IT project leader, an accomplished musician (in his own mind), a baseball enthusiast and daddy of two (the most challenging task of all)… currently the CIO of Metro MLS in Milwaukee, WI.
Fascinated with real estate technology and the powerful role it plays in the everyday lives of different people, industries and organizations.
A technology focused project leader with one common goal – to scout for areas that better benefit the user experience.
Devoted workgroup chair for RESO (Real Estate Standards Organization) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). #technologyForTheBenefitOfHumanity
Being surrounded with a great team in an open environment is the secret ingredient to a fulfilling and successful occupation.DLU October 11th, 2018
Rob Larson is the Chief Information Officer of the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Service, CRMLS. His background in technology spans over 30 years and includes AT&T Broadband and Landmark Theaters. Rob is the Workgroup Chair and Editor of the RESO Data Dictionary. He is the Treasurer for Build It Green and on of the Board of Trustees for Carden Arbor View School. Rob was an original architect of CARETS and GreenTheMLS.org, studied Composition and Arranging at the Grove School of Music, is currently a performing bass player and is looking forward to jamming with Chris Lambrou on some U2 tunes or maybe something more progressive, but is really not that picky.DLU September 5th, 2018
Shawn Whitaker, the founder of MLScharts.com and CEO of MLS Data Tools, is a “Habitual Entrepreneur” after serving six years as a light infantryman in the US Army and earning a self-proclaimed masters degree in “Hard knocks” with a minor in “Common Sense”. In 1997 hired his first software company to build him an Internet-based CRM. 2002 he started his Real Estate career and leverage almost every pre-built tool available to help automate his business from Lead Generation to Transaction Management. In 2009 had an app built to help with processing Shortsales, 2012 built an app to help Flip Houses and has had at least one full-time developer on staff for the past 10 years. While sitting on a technology committee for his local MLS in December 2014, saw an opportunity to build a Statistics Application and started a path into software development with MLScharts.com May of 2017 started a software development company, MLS Data Tools with the focus on building custom automation tools for the Real Estate industry.DLU October 8th, 2018
Matt Casey, CEO/President of CRS Data, one of the nation’s leading property data services, has garnered extensive technical and management experience in the property records space, including involvement in data acquisition, data analysis and the delivery of data and mapping solutions. Casey’s time at CRS Data has been focused on working with an expert team to design and deliver one of the nations’ most reliable property data services. The company doubled its MLS client base since Casey took the helm as President/CEO in 2011.
Prior to joining CRS Data, Casey worked with a GIS group, providing data and mapping services to local governments and utilities. Today, Casey’s work with CRS Data encompasses a range of opportunities, from collaborating closely with MLSs of all sizes to bring value to their membership through thoughtful, customizable data services, to refining and expanding CRS Data’s extensive feature offerings.DLU October 2nd, 2018
Gregory Lemon is the Certification Project Manager for Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
He assists RESO Workgroups in defining certification processes for RESO Standards. He also leads the testing of certification applications and helping applicants with questions.
He has over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries including Mortgage Lending, Real Estate Title, and Multiple Listing Services. He has been with RESO since August 2013.DLU October 2nd, 2018
Mark Lesswing is a Blockchain Entrepreneur who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. He started programming
robots just out of college and in 1988 began working with object-oriented programming. Mark has worked for large database vendors such as Sybase (as a startup) and Oracle spending a summer in Europe setting up international
operations. In 1992 he launched his own consultancy and was involved incorporate turnarounds.
Mark joined the National Association of REALTORS® in 2001 and as the Chief Technology Officer a tenacious advocate for data standards and innovation. He is a frequent speaker at major trade conferences and is listed in the International
Who’s Who of Information Technology and the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.
Having grown up in Buffalo, New York, Lesswing also has lived in New York City and San Francisco. Currently he resides in Chicago with his wife, Susannah, and their three children.
Todd Little, Chief Architect Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service. I’m currently the Chief Architect for the the Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service (OABCS) that was released in June 2018. OABCS is an enterprise permissioned blockchain based upon Hyperledger Fabric. As an autonomous service, Oracle takes responsibility for most of the lifecycle operations such as patching, upgrades, backups, etc. My focus is on performance and security. I also sit on the Hyperledger Performance and Scale Working Group and Hyperledger Privacy and Confidentiality Working Groups. I’m also the Chief Architect for the Oracle Tuxedo product family. I’m responsible for defining the technical strategy and direction for the Tuxedo product family, including Oracle Tuxedo, Oracle Tuxedo Jolt, Oracle Tuxedo System and Application Monitor, Oracle Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo, Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter, Oracle Tuxedo Message Queue, and Oracle Message Queue. Prior to being acquired by Oracle, I was Chief Architect for BEA Tuxedo at BEA Systems, Inc. While at BEA Systems, I was responsible for defining the technical strategy and direction for the Tuxedo product family. I developed the Tuxedo Control for WebLogic Workshop that greatly simplified the usage of Tuxedo services from Workshop based applications. I also received two patents for methods allowing design patterns in a UML modeling tool to control the generation of software artifacts. During my more than 40 years of software architecture and development experience, I have worked on a wide range of software systems and technology. At Science Applications International I worked on microcoded plasma display systems and command, control, and communication systems for naval applications. As a senior software consultant at Digital Equipment Corporation, I was the New York Area Regional Tools Consultant and also helped develop a multi-language multi-threaded distributed object oriented runtime environment with concurrent garbage collection.DLU October 6th, 2018
Scott Lockhart is the CEO of Showcase IDX, a leading provider of IDX Search Technology to the real estate industry. He is passionate about making the process of connecting real people (not “leads”) with the right agent and home. Scott firmly believes that technology can reaffirm and improve the value proposition that agents can bring to the buying and selling process, not replace it. Scott is originally from Australia and currently resides in Atlanta, GA.DLU September 5th, 2018
Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures, an early stage investment fund focused on technology companies innovating in and around real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services.
Prior to launching Moderne, Constance was the head of Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors® where she launched and managed its investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), and founded its accelerator program, REach, in 2009 and 2013 respectively. During her tenure with NAR, Constance invested in over 30 technology companies and helped bring them to market in the real estate industry and beyond. She was active on several company boards including DocuSign, Updater , Ifbyphone and Xceligent.
Constance came to Second Century Ventures with a background in Venture Capital, Technology and Real Estate. Prior to joining SCV, Constance was an investor with Cue Ball, an early and growth stage investment fund focused on the information services and consumer sectors. Constance began her career spending 7 years on an operating capacity at technology start-ups Molecular (backed by CMGI, acquired by Isobar) and Account4.com (acquired by Lawson). Constance was a practicing real estate agent for three years prior to starting her career in technology.
In 2014, Constance was recognized by Crain’s Business in its prestigious 40 under 40 award and was named on Crain’s Chicago Top Tech 50. Constance was also recognized in both 2014 and 2015 as one of the top 200 most powerful individuals in residential real estate by Swanopoel’s “Power 200.”
Constance served on the Advisory Board for the National Venture Capital Association’s Corporate Venturing Group from 2010-2013 and is on the board of overseers for the non-profit, From the Top. She is also an active Mentor for startups at TechStars and other accelerator groups.
Constance earned a BS from Boston University and a MBA from Harvard Business School
As SVP Marketing & Brand, Heather Malenshek is responsible for leading all aspects of the marketing function including global and regional marketing plans, marketing strategy, content strategy and creation, consumer experiences, agency management, advertising and promotions, marketing communications, CRM and global brand management.
Prior to joining Harley-Davidson in 2014 she led a 300 person, award-winning global team which ran the global business for Mars Inc. for DDB Worldwide and Omnicom, was the head of global strategic planning on a wide variety of categories and brands such as Jeep, Budweiser, Capital One, Bristol-Myers Squibb. She started her career in marketing working for QANTAS Airways and British Airways in global brand management and leisure brand marketing roles.
Malenshek earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Aberdeen University in Scotland. She’s ridden motorcycle since she was 12 years old and is currently the proud owner of a Fat Boy, a CVO Road Glide and a Ultra Tri Glide.DLU September 20th, 2018
Srinivas Mankala is the Chief Technology Officer at Builders Update and Owner of Srini Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Srinivas is the technology mastermind behind Builders Update. He holds an Executive MBA in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), certification in Big Data Analytics and Optimization, and a masters degree in computer science from Osmania University, Hyderabad. In addition, he has earned certifications in LOMA and Oracle technologies. At Builders Update, Srinivas develops and executes the company’s information systems and IT strategy. His areas of responsibility include IT infrastructure, product architecture, product development and management, as well as processes and people management for the technology team.
Srinivas has 25 years of experience in IT application development for real estate, manufacturing, e-commerce, education, healthcare and insurance. His technical skill set spans solutions for client, server and web technologies, both proprietary and open source. He is experienced working in environments requiring compliance with ISO and CMM quality processes and SOX controls for software development. Srinivas loves to play chess.
Linked in Profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/srinivasmankala/DLU September 5th, 2018
An experienced MLS executive, Stan Martin provides a strong combination of product management and operational expertise to organizations, building on trusted relationships gained with both industry leaders and REALTORS® professionals. Martin not only has a depth of understanding about what REALTORS® need from MLS technology, but he also has a deep, personal appreciation for the everyday sacrifices they make to support clients in their dream of home ownership.
Martin began his career with the Austin Board of REALTORS® in 2003, serving multiple roles ranging from Data Support Services to MLS Director. For the past 14 years, Martin has been instrumental in numerous MLS system conversions and product implementations. Martin is an active leader in the MLS industry, earning the Council of MLS’s CMLX3 Executive Certification. He also serves on the Board of Directors for MLS Grid, participates in the CoreLogic Advisory Group and is actively working with RESO to provide testing platforms for developers and brokers.
Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from St Edward’s University.DLU September 6th, 2018
Mark Birschbach is the Vice President of Strategic Investments for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Managing Director of Second Century Ventures (SCV), the venture capital arm of NAR. SCV makes strategic investments in technology companies that are innovating in and around the residential and commercial real estate markets, keeping the REALTOR® at the center of the transaction. Mark is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing strategic investments for SCV as well as supporting existing SCV portfolio companies. Mark is also responsible for the development and execution of SCV’s growth accelerator program, REach®. REach is a nine month program that launches early stage companies or companies new to real estate into the industry by providing them education, mentorship and exposure. Since becoming Managing Director of SCV and REach, Mark has grown the SCV and REach portfolio to over 40 companies. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of Trust Stamp, an SCV investment and REach® Class of 2016 company. Prior to joining SCV, Mark was a technology entrepreneur, serving as President and COO of two real estate tech startups. Prior to his startup experience, Mark was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Citi where he led transaction teams during the execution of M&A and capital markets transactions across a broad range of industries including a significant focus on technology, media and telecom. Mark is active in the entrepreneurial and technology communities serving as an advisor and consultant to several start-up companies. Mark received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.DLU February 15th, 2018
Greg began his Real Estate technology career in 1986 at the Santa Barbara Board of REALTORS and Multiple Listing Service to install and manage an in-house MLS system. After 6-years he moved on to East Bay Regional Data (EBRD) for 7-years to manage operations and technology for a 10,000 member, 6-MLS regional. He then spent 2-years with HomeSeekers.com developing and deploying one of the first Internet-based MLS systems.
Greg has been at RMLS for over 16 years. As Vice President of Technical Systems, he provides leadership and general oversight of RMLS’ technological goals and activities. He facilitates the technical requirements for data processing, hardware services, network communications, and management information services to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives.DLU September 5th, 2018
For more than twenty years Scott has defined and delivered data, software and cloud offerings for businesses and consumers including products that powered real estate franchises, brokerages, portals and technology providers. As the Chief Product and Technology Officer for eXp Realty, Scott leads ideation through delivery of the products that power the brokerage and its agents across North America. He’s been focused on residential real estate for the past ten years with an emphasis on data-powered solutions. Since 2012 Scott has been helping to drive the Web API initiative and is currently Co-Chair of the RESO Transport Workgroup.DLU October 8th, 2018
Patrick Pohler is a Senior Product Manager at Move, Inc working on products for realtor.com®and ListHub. Before joining Move, he worked extensively with RETS data and RESO Web API as a real estate software (or technology) company founder. With this company he integrated with more than 30 MLSs and implemented a live query real estate API using the RESO Web API standard.
Patrick focuses on building solutions that help agents and brokers control and manage the marketing of their listings across a variety of websites and apps.DLU September 5th, 2018
Realtors Property Resource, LLC (RPR, LLC)
Chief of Operations
1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?
• Continuing its role as the leader in setting standards and best practices for the real estate industry.
• Providing an apolitical platform for vendors, MLSs, brokers and real estate organizations to collaborate on the innovation and advancement of technology which benefits its members and the consumer experience.
• Expand its membership through increased outreach strategies and member value.
2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?
As COO of RPR, and via its relationship with NAR, I feel uniquely positioned to provide value to the Board. RPR both serves the REALTOR membership, and its partnering organizations, and is on the cutting edge of innovations in API (Open-architecture) technology for the real estate industry.
3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2 year term?
Absolutely, my involvement at all RESO Strat planning meetings, conferences, Board meetings, committee involvement, and sponsorships, including the recent DataComp, have shown both my personal, and RPR’s strong commitment to RESO and its mission.DLU November 6th, 2017
As a second generation REALTOR Katie comes to TRIBUS after working for a major franchise brokerage and a prominent custom home builder in metro Atlanta, GA. While selling homes, she realized she had a passion for helping agents establish a meaningful web presence and a build CRM that worked. Since then she’s become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and graduated from a UX program, all while staying grounded in real estate technology. Her background in the industry and her training in psychology have paved the way for her current user experience focused role, where she leads the product team at TRIBUS.DLU September 14th, 2018
Kevin joined the Retsly team prior to their acquisition by Zillow Group 5 years ago. He is currently a lead software developer with Bridge Interactive, managing the Bridge API and Bridge Agreement Management products. His first real estate website went live in 2004, and he hasn’t been able to escape since.DLU September 5th, 2018
Richard B Renton Jr., Triad MLS CEO, RESO Treasurer
As RESO Director since 2014 and Officer since 2015, the knowledge I’ve gained in this position has helped this organization advance and we continue to increase RESO resources and have added staff to accommodate our strategic goals. A most important part of that responsibility is to ensure that RESO staff is empowered to reach those strategic goals as set forth by the Board of Directors. This continues to be an awesome experience and I have truly enjoyed working with extremely talented people in this organization.DLU September 14th, 2018
L.D. is the co-founder of Cherre, a data fusion platform that enables large enterprises to collect and resolve data to empower them to make better real estate investment and underwriting decisions, and is currently spearheading the ReBloc initiative, a joint venture with iLOOKABOUT to build a validated real estate data marketplace. Prior to founding Cherre, L.D. co-head Oppenheimer’s Private Equity Group, co-founded Greencrest (sold to Oppenheimer), was a Principal at Knight Capital Group, and a captain in the Israeli Army. L.D. earned his MBA in Finance from Wharton (Joseph Wharton Merit Scholar), and B.A., LL.B., and LL.M. in finance and International Law from IDC.DLU September 5th, 2018
Scott is the author of “The Airbnb Expert’s Playbook” and has been an Airbnb entrepreneur for several years, operating five highly successful vacation rentals. He founded AirDNA in 2014 to empower Airbnb investors to make smarter investment decisions using big data. Scott is an outspoken advocate of private accommodations and the personalization of the hospitality industry. He has been featured on countless broadcasts and publications including Nightline, Fox News, Forbes, and WIRED. As a board member of the Los Angeles Short-term Rental Alliance, Scott meets with city planners to advise them on fair and effective home sharing legislation. Scott has an Economics degree from the University of Arizona and spent 9 years managing a Business Intelligence team at Korn/Ferry International before building the world’s leading provider of short-term rental data and analytics.DLU September 5th, 2018
Paul has been involved with RETS and RESO since 1999. He is the Co-Chair of the Transport Workgroup.
Falcon Technologies provides development of real estate technologies and has worked on many different projects that deliver standards compliant systems on both the server side and on the client side.DLU September 14th, 2018
Rick Trevino , VP of Information Technology, MetroList Services, Inc.
As the current chair of the RESO Payloads Workgroup and a charter member of RESO, Rick has been a leader in MLS systems technology for over 27 years. Under Rick’s leadership, MetroList was the first MLS in the country to achieve RESO Platinum Certification, DD 1.4 in 2015.
MetroList, serves over 19,500 subscribers in the greater Sacramento, California region.
Rick operates and manages MetroList’ s own MLS computer system and cloud-based communications network, with licensed software applications from major industry system providers. Rick is also responsible for managing call center team and support specialist.
Rick has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with concentrations in Management and Business Computers Information Systems. In addition, Rick has earned the CMLX2 designation from the Council of Multiple Listing Services.DLU September 5th, 2018
Corporate and Business Development, Zillow GroupDLU February 15th, 2018
Marilyn Wilson is Founding Partner of WAV Group, and President of RETechnology.com. Marilyn’s passion is to bring our industry together to create a vital, collaborative and profitable marketplace for the long haul!
Marilyn is the leading researcher in the MLS industry today working for progressive MLSs across the country, industry initiatives, leading brokerages and technology companies uncovering insights and opportunities to move our industry forward.
She lends her skills in strategic planning, communications, recruiting and technology evaluation to create positive waves of change for her clients.
Before real estate, Marilyn was SVP Global Marketing, Strategic Planning and Product Development for Fisher-Price, one of the top 10 most highly trusted consumer brands in the world.
Marilyn been named several times to the Inman Top 100 list and the Swanepoel Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate. She is a graduate of Cornell University and speaks regularly at industry conferences including Inman, NAR, CMLS, RESO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and many others.DLU September 5th, 2018