I manage a team of highly experienced software engineers to support software development efforts at MLSListings. The challenge is to build highly interactive applications and deliver complex functionalities of real estate solutions in an intuitive and easy way to the real estate agents, brokers and home seekers.
We are continuously reinventing how housing data is managed and distributed to the real estate industry through web applications and internet services. My team develops various real estate products and most of our server side code is written using .net framework. The front end applications are supported by various open source libraries like bootstrap, reactJS, anularJS, nodeJS and JQuery.
Our goal is to redefine how our users visualize and analyze real-estate listing data, making the UI a critical differentiator for our products. Our culture is unique, we work to attract the best and brightest and my job here is to lead a team of seasoned engineers and ship the products that bring joy to millions of home owners and real estate agents.DLU August 31st, 2017
Ohan Antebian is the Sr. Leader Product Management for CoreLogic. He is responsible for the development, management and deployment of all products for residential real estate brokerages and agents. Prior to this role, Ohan served as the Chief Strategy Officer at HomeSpotter where he was responsible for advancing key strategic initiatives and advocating for them both externally and internally. Ohan was one of the founding members of the RPR initiative, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®. At RPR he successfully communicated the value proposition to MLSs, Associations and Brokers. He also devised and managed market deployment plans. Prior to RPR, Ohan was a Regional Vice President with Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, (which later became LPS and now Black Knight), where he held several positions in business development, account management and sales. Before Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, Ohan served as a Major Account Director for REALTOR.com® where he successfully advised, coached and helped many top Brokers and their agents with internet marketing and client management strategies. He was also a REALTOR® in greater Philadelphia; ultimately showcasing what he preached by putting it to practice.
Ohan has vast knowledge and experience in the online marketing and technology areas. His technical passion is in data analytics and data-supported decisions. Despite this seemingly data mindedness, he adheres to the belief that culture and people are the utmost differentiators.
Personally, Ohan has a weakness for restaurants, wine and live music.
Ohan holds an MBA from Colorado State University, a BBA in International Business from Temple University and a CIS Certification from Colorado State University.DLU September 28th, 2017
Ben Bacal is a leader in the Southern California luxury real estate industry and founder of Roofshoot.com. Selling nearly two billion dollars in residential real estate, he has carved his niche and driven prices in the most prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Ben is best known for his role in skyrocketing median home prices in the Bird streets and Trousdale Estates – arguably two of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The first person to sell a property for $20 million in Trousdale, subsequently causing the price in the neighborhood to double from $1500 to $3000 per square foot. Simultaneously catalyzing a similar trend in the Bird Streets, Bacal was the first to push prices above $1700 per square foot and most recently over $3000 per square foot. Ben is well respected among his peers and has become the “go-to” agent for hard to find trophy properties. His excellent relationships with home owners and developers alike, along with his knowledge of inventory allows him access to properties that are not available to most agents and gives him the ability to easily connect buyers with the best property for them. After his proven success through video marketing, Ben started Roofshoot, an easy to use app that allows real estate agents to shoot professional looking videos right from their smart phone and share with the world.DLU August 18th, 2017
Tom Berge, Jr. is a third-generation real estate broker and state certified residential real estate appraiser specializing in partition, retrospective and forensic valuation.
Mr. Berge is the Chairman of the Board of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service and is the 2017 Chair of the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee at NAR. He is a member of NAR’s MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board and will be their 2018 Chair. Tom sits on NAR’s Board of Directors and he is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy.
At the state level, Berge sits on the Board of Directors of the California Association of REALTORS® and serves on their Strategic Planning and Finance Committee where he will be the 2018 Vice-Chair.
Mark Bessett has executed in many roles in software engineering for over 20 years, and has worked in environments ranging from “dot com” startups to spacecraft for Lockheed Martin and NASA. While working over 5 years for Microsoft, Mark consulted for several Fortune 100 firms in software architecture. After working the last 4 years at Arizona Regional MLS, Mark recently moved over to California Regional MLS primarily because their benefits included an ocean.
Mark has been attending RESO since 2013 and currently serves as the workgroup chair for the Property Unique ID group.DLU August 21st, 2017
Aida Bryce is the Senior Director of Product Management at DocuSign, where she leads the company’s Global Real Estate product team. In this role, she’s responsible for defining the Company’s product strategy for the Real Estate industry and setting its product roadmap. Prior to joining DocuSign, Aida spent time at CDK Global (automotive industry), Career Builder, and InterCall Solutions where she defined their product offerings and releases. She thrives in an agile environment where she can define and drive product plans that tie back to a centralized vision. Aida enjoys working with end users and teams from concept through delivery to build world class user experiences.DLU August 29th, 2017
Eric Bryn is a strategic management consultant advising businesses on convergent and digital media strategies, SaaS product development, and data privacy/security issues. With nearly 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, Eric has held executive positions at Baird & Warner and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Most recently he’s directed product development teams at BoomTown, a top predictive CRM, marketing, and lead generation platform serving the real estate industry. Additionally, Eric was an inaugural member of the Strategic Technology Advisory Group with The Realty Alliance. He is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Adjunct Professor at Loyola University, Chicago, School of Communications where he teaches media law, mass communications, and digital marketing courses.DLU August 18th, 2017
Art Carter is Chief Executive Officer of California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CRMLS), the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Service, providing products and services to over 71,000 subscribers from 35 REALTOR® Associations. He serves on the Boards of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and currently serves as President Elect for the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). Art is dedicated to making a REAL Difference in the day-to-day business of Real Estate Professionals and is best known for leading the data share revolution in Southern California. As the founding chair of the California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS) Steering Committee, since its inception in 2006, Art has been the driving force in uniting MLSs across California to create a single shared database. Since 2008, California Regional MLS has successfully merged with three MLSs with over 40,000 new members. Art has also been named as one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in both 2010 and 2011, and in 2012 he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. “Bud” Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the association management profession. California Regional MLS provides access to listing data throughout the State of California and is dedicated to delivering phenomenal services and technology at a competitive price, including powerful MLS Tools, superior customer support, flexible training options, and consistent communication all within a statewide platform.DLU September 26th, 2017
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 August 30th, 2017
As an R&D Engineer for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology & CRT Labs, Dave Conroy investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and develops products for use by members. He’s presented to REALTORS® on the national, state and local levels.DLU September 8th, 2017
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 October 4th, 2017
Sergey Ermolin is a Silicon Valley’s veteran with a passion for machine learning and artificial intelligence. His interest in neural networks goes back to 1996 when he used them to predict aging behavior of quartz crystals and cesium atomic clocks made by Hewlett-Packard at its Santa Clara campus. Sergey is currently a solutions architect in Big Data Technologies team at Intel, working on Apache Spark and distributed deep learning projects. Sergey holds MSEE as well as Mining Massive Data Sets certificate from Stanford and BS in Physics as well as BS in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.DLU September 11th, 2017
Matt’s primary responsibility is CEO of Solid Earth. The company builds marketing systems for MLSs and Real Estate Associations from New York to California. Solid Earth made the Inc500 in the mid-2000s with the rapid growth of its MLS product called LIST-IT. In 2011 Solid Earth released a new RESO-inspired REST-API and a consumer portal UX to match. That system, called Spring, is now an alternative MLS UX for over 90,000 Realtors and has a new partnership with FBS.
Matt has a BA in Economics and Foreign Policy from Birmingham-Southern College and attended the London School of Economics. Matt was also certified as a General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Alabama and practiced from 1994 until 2004 and was certified as a GIS programmer. Matt is active in the community and serves on the Boards of two anti-poverty nonprofits in the Huntsville Alabama area, and past chair of The Nature Conservancy of Alabama and the Land Trust of North Alabama.DLU August 21st, 2017
As the Chief Technology Officer at WolfNet, my primary focus is keeping all of our systems functioning as our clients expect 24/7/365. There are a lot of moving parts with respect to WolfNet’s technology stacks and I enjoy working with our teams to come up with innovative solutions that perform the very best for our clients. Even with over 20 years working in IT, I learn something new every week and we have such fantastic technology teams that keep me feeling more young and invigorated than I have a right to feel.
Outside of work I am an avid alpine skier, rock climber, motorcycle rider and sports fan. I enjoy traveling to the mountains with my lovely wife, Shannon, where we do a lot of hiking, camping and find enjoyment in the great outdoors.DLU August 25th, 2017
Meg is the Director of Marketing & Communications for the NEREN® MLS serving all of NH and VT with listings and members also in MA and ME. Meg oversees third party integrations, product, and member training & education. She is responsible for ensuring RESO field compliance and she has been greening the MLS since 2008. Meg is Chair of the CMLS Green Section Council.
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Technology Executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate technology industry. Experience in organizational management, managing the software development processes and building strong customer service and support processes. Experienced in building revenue and driving sales using collaborative and innovative techniques to identify customer needs. I enjoy building new products and helping companies grow.DLU August 28th, 2017
Kevin has been a Real Estate veteran for over 14 years. After a successful Sales and Marketing career in educational publishing, Kevin started his real estate career as a REALTOR®/Owner of a two-office brokerage in Jacksonville, Florida. He then joined Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions in relaunching Cyberhomes as a new national portal. He then managed Broker/Agent products in the Southeast and later became VP of MLS Sales for LPS Real Estate Group. After the spin-out of Real Estate Digital he took on the role of Senior Vice-President, Business Development managing their MLS division and expanding into Lender products. In 2016, Kevin joined the CoreLogic Real Estate Solutions team as Sr. Leader, Strategic Partnerships & Business Initiatives where he is leading the Trestle product team as well as managing new partnerships.DLU August 30th, 2017
David Gumpper is Chief Technology Officer for Michael Saunders & Company, Sarasota, FL, a leading independent real estate brokerage with over 700 Agents and 18 offices throughout the west coast of Florida.
During David’s 24 years as a technologist, he 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. David joined Michael Saunders & Company in 2003 as Director of Information Technology to restructure and develop a technological customer focus division. Due to his accomplishments in managing the division, David was named Chief Technology Officer by the company in 2015.
Under David’s direction, the Michael Saunders & Company web site, MichaelSaunders.com, has been recognized for many web site awards. Awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which include, Web Quality Certifications since 2009, LeadingRE 2013 Most Effective SEO Strategy, and LeadingRE 2017 Best Property Search. In 2015, MichaelSaunders.com received the Real Trends #1 Real Estate Company Web Site as voted by 70 of the leading CMO’s and CTO’s in real estate.
Since 2013 when David obtained his Florida real estate license, he has participated in various committees and advisory boards with the National Association of Realtors®. David has continued his contribution to the industry when he was appointed as a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Marketing Technology Advisory Council in 2012. His contribution to this council was recognized by LeadingRE when he was appointed as vice chairperson in 2015 and then as chairperson in February 2016.
David currently resides in Bradenton, FL with his wife Kelly. David’s one son, Ryan, is a PhD candidate in Chemistry at Georgia State University, and his second son, Evan, is continuing his undergraduate studies at University of South Florida.DLU September 5th, 2017
Dr Umesh Harigopal is a technology strategist with over 23 years of experience spanning entrepreneurship, research, consulting, and delivery in many industry verticals – Financial Services, Telecom, Healthcare, and Manufacturing. Focused on developing business and technology strategies that help grow companies from ideas to revenue. He has extensive experience in advising and investing in real estate and technology startups in healthcare and financial services. His successful businesses include a mid-90s Internet community portal, pharmacy claim adjudication company, and healthcare billing software-as-a-service.
Umesh has published extensively in IEEE journals, offers courses, and organizes sessions/tutorials at conferences. He has also served as a guest editor and often reviews journal publications for IEEE. His research and publications are in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, KM, neural networks, graph theory, and natural language processing. In 2003, the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics society nominated and elected him to Senior Membership in recognition of his contributions.DLU September 8th, 2017
Brian is the Director of Data for Homes.com. He leads multiple development teams primarily focused on data engineering and ETL. He has been working with real estate data since 2006, and had been attending RESO conferences since 2014.DLU October 10th, 2017
Doug is the Vice President of Business Development for AdWriter, Inc., an Ohio-based nationwide provider of solutions for real estate advertising. For over 30 years, AdWriter has developed and deployed an ever-growing family of solutions that help brokerages of all sizes with their management of listing databases, and the subsequent scheduling and publication of listing advertisements. From Curb to Contract, AdWriter has been saving brokerages time and money in streamlining the listing advertising process.
Doug is a marketing and business development professional with experience in solving customer problems in software and electronics for companies including Xerox, Harris Corp, Exide Technologies and a small custom electronics manufacturer. His focus is finding new, innovative ways to exceed customer expectations in terms of time-saving, productivity, and product differentiation. He was a key player in the expansion of Xerox into worldwide retail sales channels, providing software & electronics expertise to Harris RF for the development of military communications products, and new power solutions for the electric forklift market.
Since he joined AdWriter, Inc, Doug has grown the use of the AdWriter system to new and expanded customer segments. The AdVantage System from AdWriter now generates advertisement for social media campaigns as well as traditional news media publications. He is closely aligned with the adoption of the RESO data dictionary, since one of the features within the AdVantage System is the ability to automatically generate the narrative listing description directly from feature codes.DLU September 11th, 2017
An award-winning software architect, a customer service activist, an IT mongrel, an accomplished musician (in his own mind), a baseball enthusiast and daddy of two (the most challenging task of all).
Fascinated with real estate technology and the powerful role it plays in the everyday lives of many different people. Currently the CIO of Metro MLS.
Focusing on internal/external projects that better benefit the user experience while constantly scouting for areas to innovate or re-energize.DLU August 16th, 2017
Rob Larson is the Chief Information Officer for California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS). He has 14 years with CRMLS; graduated from the Grove School of Music, majoring in Composition and Arranging; and has over 25 years in Information Technology.
Rob is an original architect of CARETS (California Real Estate Technology Services), www.ca-rets.com; an author of NAR’s Green the MLS Toolkit, www.greenthemls.org; the Treasurer for Build it Green, www.builditgreen.org; on the Board of Trustees at Carden Arbor View School; a partner in the US Department of Energy’s Home Energy Accelerator Program, https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/accelerators/home-energy-information; and he is the Chair and Editor of the Real Estate Standards Organization’s (RESO) Data Dictionary.DLU August 16th, 2017
Jim Lawson is a customer-oriented professional with fifteen plus years in the information processing, software/service industries and turnkey systems business. Unique blend of general management, sales management and marketing management positions within large national organizations, emerging companies, as well as high-tech startup ventures. He has managed and expanded divisions with P & L responsibility; directed a broad range of R & D functions and pre/post sales support groups. Jim has also managed and expanded direct sales organizations and multiple third party channels–agents, dealers, distributors, OEMs and VARs.DLU October 16th, 2017
Russell has an extensive array of skills that will be beneficial to all buyers & sellers. He is highly knowledgeable in internet marketing and advertising skills. Currently, He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration which is a major contributing factor to his real estate law and financial knowledge. Russell has also obtained high quality training in the repairs/maintenance fields while serving 4 years in the Navy. His skills combined will ensure that all areas of a transaction are covered with attention to detail.DLU October 16th, 2017
Mike Mauseth’s professional experience has two anchors: predictive analytics and real estate technology.
Mauseth has held senior leadership and product development positions for risk and data analytic providers to the multifamily and mortgage industries, including his current tenure as Co-CEO of MapVida – a marketing intelligence platform for multifamily and single family managers.
Prior to launching MapVida, Mauseth served as president of TransUnion’s real estate division and senior vice president of Kroll’s mortgage analytics group (Factual Data).
Mauseth is an inventor with multiple issued patents focused on predictive analytics, risk assessment and e-commerce. Most notably, Mauseth was co-inventor of TransUnion’s SmartMove product and KikScore’s e-commerce analytics platform (now part of Google’s Trust Score).
In his free time, Mauseth enjoys watching Minnesota professional sports teams lose in heart-breaking fashion.DLU August 15th, 2017
Chip is responsible for managing Black Knight’s Real Estate-related products and services for within Black Knight’s Data and Analytics division. This includes our flagship Paragon MLS platform, and other solutions addressing the needs of the real Estate professional. In addition he is responsible for developing the overall strategy and development of new products and solutions for the broader Real Estate market. These new solutions build upon the strength of the Paragon product, and leverage Black Knight’s considerable data assets to bring new innovative solutions to the marketplace.
Before joining Black Knight, Chip McAvoy was Vice President of Technology Services at CoreLogic. He was responsible for multiple technology initiatives for CoreLogic, including CoreLogic’s Real Estate Broker solution AgentAchieve, the MLS Data Co-op, Document and Transaction Management, the Partner InfoNet, and other products related to the company’s RETS and MLS Data aggregation technology. Chip served on the RESO Board of Directors during his service with CoreLogic, driving various data standards both inside and outside of CoreLogic.
Chip served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Realty Plus Online, a real estate software solutions provider. As CTO, he managed the development of Fusion MLS, one of the first online MLS systems, and CloseYourDeal, an online real estate transaction management system.
Chip served as a Vice President at PLATINUM Technology, with responsibility for the roll out and marketing of ProVision, PLATINUM’s suite of systems and database management tools and as the General Manager of PLATIMUM’s AutoSys job scheduling product line. Prior to joining PLATINUM, he spent eight years with IBM in various software development and management roles.
Chip has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Humboldt State University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering from San Jose State University.DLU August 25th, 2017
Troy McCasland is an Internet pioneer, serial tech entrepreneur, and CEO of API Websites, Inc., dba AgentSquared™. AgentSquared.com is a leading provider of marketing automation tools for the real estate industry, and is one of few companies that uses the RESO Web API standard to provision and create Instant IDX™ websites. AgentSquared is the preferred IDX website solution offered by Flexmls and is available at over 127 MLSs throughout the nation. Troy creates and builds B2B SaaS companies using channel marketing to automate and remove all the friction in customer acquisition and account provisioning. He co-founded Attracta a leading SEO company which grew to 4 million users in 3 years through partnerships with web hosting providers, and was sold to a private equity group in 2014. Prior to Attracta, he co-founded Miva a leading e-commerce platform which was sold to a public company in 2004.DLU October 3rd, 2017
Welcome to Web 3.0! Adrienne Meisels, CEO and Founder of myPlanit, is keen on taking the digital world to the next level by building the “Internet of You,” which, with your permission, will deliver highly personalized, predictive services catered just to you. myPlanit is starting with a mobile app for private use that introduces the world’s first visual search of your life. The app connects data and functionality from your calendar, contacts, photos and places into one service allowing you to find what you can’t remember and discover what you need to know.
Creating the future today, Adrienne is the inventor on nine granted patents. Prior to starting myPlanit, she was the Vice President of AOL’s innovation team, which was tasked with creating large profit generating digital businesses in nascent spaces. She previously worked at Shearman & Sterling, as a corporate attorney, and at Lotus Development Corp. and Accenture, as a software developer. Adrienne has a J.D. with honors from the Fordham University School of Law, a B.S.Ec with honors from the Wharton School and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Now a Solutions Architect for CoreLogic. Ivaan started his career 15 years ago shaping Matrix.DLU October 10th, 2017
Scott Petronis is an experienced product management professional that is devoted to uncovering market needs, defining product strategy to meet market demands and creating compelling product offerings that solve problems and generate a return on investment. Scott’s motivation comes from seeing customers’ problems solved and needs met beyond their expectations. Over the past 20+ years he has worked to bring dozens of new products to market and enhance products to meet market needs and expectations. Scott has specific expertise in defining and driving API offerings and all that goes along with them. He loves to think big picture, long-term strategy and plot a course to get there, but doesn’t shy away from the day-to-day tactics needed to ensure schedules are met. As much as he loves product management, he loves to design and build highly effective product teams that effectively drive profitable products that delight their users.DLU August 25th, 2017
Greg Robertson is the co-founder of W+R Studios. W+R Studios is a privately-held software company, located in Huntington Beach, California, creators of the Cloud Agent Suite (http://CloudAgentSuite.com). Their creations include the popular Cloud CMA, Cloud Streams, Cloud MLX and new Cloud Attract.
Greg has been in the real estate technology industry for over 25 years. He has been named by Inman News as one of “Real Estate’s 100 Most Influential Leaders” for 5 years in a row.DLU September 5th, 2017
L.D. Salmanson was born in Providence RI, and has extensive experience founding, advising, and investing in leading private technology companies. Prior to founding Cherre, L.D. served as Executive Director of Oppenheimer’s Private Shares Group, after Oppenheimer acquired GreenCrest Capital, a firm he co-founded to enable late-stage pre-IPO transactions in some of the largest private technology companies in the world, including Facebook, twitter, and Uber. Prior to that L.D. served as the Principal of Knight Capital Group’s Private Equity Fund, and previously as a captain in the Israeli Army. L.D. earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and is a Joseph Wharton Merit Scholar. L.D. also holds a B.A., LL.B., and LL.M. in finance and International Law from IDC Herzliya.DLU August 21st, 2017
Antony Satyadas is the CEO, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Innovation Incubator Inc, a fast growing startup serving investors and entrepreneurs to create and grow large market cap portfolio of companies in real estate, smart cities, automotive, healthcare & life science, energy & petroleum and shipping & ports.
He has 30 years of IT solution advisory, software business management and marketing leadership experience in Fortune 100 and startups. Antony is a change agent with proven track record in helping companies innovate and bridge the Business-IT gap using CAMS, gaming and Big Data cognitive computing at IBM, Perot Systems (Dell), BellSouth (AT&T), DoE as well as in two startups he co-founded – an artificial intelligence solutions company and a healthcare claim adjudication business in USA.
Antony has 50+ publications, conducted courses (IEEE, AIAA, NATO, KM World), keynotes, workshops worldwide and is active with IT Analysts and Press. He has served in the editorial board of several reputed international journals and 50+ international scientific committees. He is a senior member of IEEE.DLU August 15th, 2017
Debra is the CEO and founder of RocketUrBiz, Inc and a top producing Realtor with Keller Williams Realty – Silicon Valley. She keeps up with her strenuous schedule by keeping fit through hiking, running marathons, and weight training.
When Debra left her 10-year career in 1995 at a Fortune 500 Savings and Loan to become a real estate agent, she quickly learned that this career required an agent to be a consummate multitasker. Agents are marketing gurus, salespeople, negotiators, bookkeepers, administrative assistants, fix their own computers, run errands, provide concierge services and more. They are the emotional support system and the voice of reality for their clients. And they are on the “clock” when most people are enjoying their friends and families.
As new technology for agents hit the market, tools for marketing, multi-tasking and evaluating information seem to have made the agents job more burdensome, not easier. There is so much to choose from that agents have the added burden of having to keep up with technology in a quickly shifting landscape. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Debra is passionate about partnering with the industry to bring new technology that empowers agents. By centralizing data from numerous resources, and providing insights about that data we can provide greater value to consumers, agents and brokers. Together we can build a foundation that empowers agents and brokers to have better information, greater efficiencies, and the means to offer immense value to clients at lower costs, while staying ahead their competition.DLU August 18th, 2017
Laura Stukel is a change management expert in the real estate, energy efficiency, and technology industries over the past 25 years. She is a third-generation REALTOR with L.W. Reedy Real Estate. She consulted the Obama White House staff on market-driven energy efficiency issues. Laura serves in national and local roles for the National Association of REALTORS®, including as lead developer for the Green MLS Implementation Guide. She is the voice for the “Mainstreet Real Estate Minute” on WBBM news radio in Chicago. Laura was awarded EcoBroker’s 2010 Consumer Advocacy Award and the first NAR EverGreen Award for Industry Advocacy in 2012.DLU August 28th, 2017
Don Thibeau is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit, technology agnostic, organization of global leaders from the private and public sectors. OIX is a test bed for business, legal and governance best practices and policies and operates the OIXnet registry. Don is Chairman of OIX UK/Europe and the Co-Chair of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee.
Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. The foundation’s membership includes leaders from across industry sectors and governments that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. Don blogs at donthibeau.com .DLU August 15th, 2017
Rick Trevino has been in the MLS industry for over 25 years – with 17+ years at MetroList Services as IT Director. MetroList is the largest MLSs in Northern California servicing more than 18,000 real estate professionals within seven counties. Rick is an active participant in RESO workgroups and RESO conferences. Rick is currently the Chair of RESO newest Payloads workgroup. He has been instrumental in MetroList becoming the first MLS in the country to be certified on RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 Platinum and 1.4 Platinum. Recently, Rick has earned his CMLX2 designation from the Council of Multiple Listing Services. Rick has earned his B.S degree in Business with concentrations in Management and Business Computers Information Systems.DLU August 16th, 2017
Tavi Truman is a seasoned Software Architect and Developer with more than 25 years of world-class software architecture and development skills and experience. Tavi has previously filled roles of Chief Software and Business Architect, CTO, both Lead and Principle Software Development roles, Relational Database Architecture, Desktop UI/UX Architect Leads, Web UI/UX and Multi-Touch UI/UX Architect roles in large Enterprises.
Tavi has an extensive and proven performance history in designing, implementing award winning enterprise-class commercial software across dozens of industries and product lines including Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Loral Space and Range Systems, Borland International, IBM, Milliken, and Autodesk, to name a few.
Tavi has successfully managed and lead multi-million-dollar software development business budgets and IP portfolios while growing profit margins; he holds “Records of Inventions” and patents in the areas of Ontology-based Software Design, Ontology-driven Workflow Automation, Meta-programming and High Performance Parallel Processing Parsers and Parallel Large-Scale distributed processing.
Today, Tavi leads the RocketUrBiz technical vision and all software development which includes Azure Cloud Microservices design and implementation, In-memory RDF-graph Knowledge base design and implementation, Advanced Self-generating UI/UX Frameworks, SDK and API designs, Ontology-driven Business Process Modeling, Workflow Engine design and implementation.
Tavi works on the Microsoft Trinity and Graph Engine Team in GitHub Opensource Repository designing and developing next generation RDF-Graph Engine, OWL/2 SDK, APIs for the .NET platform and for general Cloud-based Semantic Web Microservices computing environments.
When Tavi is not coding you can find him in the gym working out or in garden tending to a wide variety of plants from around the world. He enjoys cats and cooking yummy healthy meals.DLU August 18th, 2017
Tom is the Product Manager on Redfin’s Data team. Redfin imports data from over 140 MLSs and other data sources, covering over 70% of the US population. He has been with Redfin for over 2 years, and helped incorporate MLSs from all over the country onto Redfin’s site, which is the main reason why he is excited to work with RESO supporting data standardization in this industry.DLU August 23rd, 2017
Marilyn Wilson is founding partner of WAV Group, which performs consumer and industry research, strategic planning, marketing planning, executive recruiting, organizational consulting and technology evaluations for MLS’s, associations and technology firms throughout North America and Europe.
Marilyn is also one of the founders of a new venture called RETechnology.com. The site provides agents and brokers with the first-ever comprehensive listing of real estate technologies and services, making it much easier to make a well-educated decision about real estate technology purchases. MLS’s around the country are integrating the site directly into their MLS systems to make it easy for their subscribers to take full advantage of the service.
Before founding WAV Group with her partners, Marilyn was senior vice president of global marketing, strategic planning and product development for Fisher-Price, one of the top 10 most highly trusted brands in the world. While at Fisher-Price, Marilyn developed and marketed over 1,000 new products, as well as launched three new divisions.
She serves on the board of directors for the Council of MLS and NAR’s Green Resource Council. She also participates in the President’s Council of Cornell Women, Women in Technology International and is a contributor to the best-selling management book “At The Helm.” She is a graduate of Cornell University.DLU September 5th, 2017
Michael is the President and CEO of FBS, creator of the Flexmls System and Spark Platform, currently licensed by 160+ Multiple Listing Services. In addition to his leadership role at FBS, Michael serves the MLS industry on the Board of Directors for both RESO and Council of MLS. Michael’s first RETS meeting was about 15 years ago and he’s been a passionate supporter of standards ever since, including having served as the first Chair of the RESO Board.
Prior to joining FBS, Michael was an attorney practicing securities and corporate law in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, and, in law school, his research and writing focused on the scope of copyright protection for software.DLU September 28th, 2017
Shaun is the Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com focusing on data acquisition and aggregation efforts in addition to building enterprise and MLS client solutions. He has over 10 years of experience working in real estate product delivery. Shaun is an active member of the RESO community and looks forward to the continued growth of the standards in pursuit.DLU September 21st, 2017