Mike is the Director of Product Management responsible for the global Geocoding Portfolio from Pitney Bowes. He is also the owner and innovator behind the ‘Master Location Data’ product and their property level unique ID called pbKey™.
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.
Daniel Bremer is Director of Operations at Theo. Dan is one of the Co-Founders and has led the Theo team in business and app development working closely with our engineering team, Good Dog Design, since 2011.
Dan’s deep understanding of the life of an agent has been crucial to Theo’s vision and continued development. Prior to co-founding Theo, Dan was an agent with Pacific Union between 2004 and 2010. He also worked at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for two years, managing large-scale software implementation projects for corporate entities involved in the management of significant real estate investments.
Dan has a BA in economics from Vassar College. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and two kids.
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.
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.
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 Executive Director 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 tires 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.
As Managing Director for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology & CRTLabs, Chad Curry investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and manages the development of products for use by members. He’s presented to REALTORS® on the national, state and local levels. Currently, Chad’s work is focused on research and development of smart home devices, iBeacons and wearables as well as renewable energies. Specifically, he is investigating how these trends will impact the real estate industry and benefit members. To support this initiative, Chad and his team has started CRTLabs focused on testing and developing devices for the home to help improve quality of life. He is an Executive Board member of the Internet of Things Council and is leading the Case Studies Group. Chad is also a Board Member for the Real Estate Standards Organization, where he works to streamline real estate transaction technology. He was recently named to Inman New’s Top 101 Most Influential People in Real Estate. He currently lives in Chicago with his family where he enjoys music, art, soccer and travel. You can follow Chad and CRT using @crtweet & @crtlabs on Twitter. For more in-depth coverage of emerging technologies in real estate and to download white papers and other educational materials visit CRT’s blog, Bits and Bytes at: http://crt.blogs.realtor.org. You can also follow the CRTLabs work at https://crtlabs.org.
Sergio is recognized as one of the most senior and experienced enterprise architects in North America. Areas of specialization include; Technology Architecture and High Availability systems. Prior to founding T4Bi Sergio held a senior consulting position with Oracle Corporation Canada for 5 years.
Building on 25 years of industry experience managing the interface of technology and society, Philip is a rare mix – a technologist who understands how to enable business value and an entrepreneur who understands how to leverage the transformative power of technology. Throughout his career Philip has successfully built and led technology teams to leverage emerging technologies (personal computers, client-server, AI, Web, Cloud, Mobile, and IoT) to meet the immense challenges of business and society.
Lucie is the VP of Product at Remine, a first-of-its-kind technology platform that visualizes big data and analytics on an intuitive property-centric interface.
Lucie started her career in real estate technology at Tarasoft, the developers of the Matrix MLS system. Following the acquisition of Tarasoft by Corelogic in 2011, Lucie took on the role of Senior Director of Operations for Corelogic Real Estate Solutions. In this capacity, she was responsible for the support and implementation of solutions including Matrix, Realist, AgentAchieve, InnoVia, Listing Data Checker, and GoMLS.
Lucie currently serves on the board of directors for the Council of MLS. In her free time, she enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle that includes hiking and skiing near her home in beautiful Nelson, British Columbia.
A creative thinker with a mixture of a business background and a passion for digital development, Henry has led multiple innovative projects for Start Ups and established Corporations alike. Establishing his own development firm in the late 90s, his company has been providing top-notch services for companies around the world from Fortune 500 to non for profits. Henry’s focus for the last year has been the rapid expansion of myTheo, a visionary high-technology platform combining elegant real estate experiences with genuine human connection.
His team of developers, data engineers and designers have developed a flexible, bespoke backend that provides myTheo an ability to grow into any market while retaining its personal approach to agents and their clients.
Tyler Gordon is the CEO and co-founder of Agent Inbox, a modern messaging experience for the messaging-centric MLS. Tyler started his first technology company over 15 years ago. While obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Florida, he became the president of Recurso, concurrently developing an e-learning platform for a market research guru, Clotaire Rapaille. Graduating Cum Laude, Tyler went on to work at Grooveshark, one of the largest on-demand music services. There he developed, created, and led their market research and data products, including an innovative research panel with hundreds of thousands of participants. Now, Tyler and the Agent Inbox team are leading the messaging revolution for agents, brokerages, customers, MLSs, bots, and vendors in the real estate industry.
As co-founder and president of Apartment Ocean, Nick is in charge of the strategy and business development.
He is a natural problem-solver with a non-stop work ethic that he brought from his native Croatia. While in college, he was a part of soccer varsity team, so his enthusiasm for competition remains strong, whether in sports or business.
Previously working as an analyst in the finance industry, Nick uses his understanding of business and skills in team-building and leadership to grow and develop the company and establish strategies for its success.
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.
Michael Lane, President, leads enterprise sales at ShowingTime and manages all marketing and sales activities. A founding team member, he works directly with more than 40 leading real estate companies and speaks regularly at industry events such as REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles, the Leading RE Annual Conference, Inman Real Estate Connect and numerous private engagements. Previously he served as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney and as a naval officer aboard nuclear submarines. Michael holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
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.
Shira Libman is senior director, product management for realtor.com. In this role she drives several aspects of the consumer experience on realtor.com, including listings pages, search and discovery as well as local, homepage and mobile devices.
Prior to joining Move, Inc., Shira served in various product leadership roles for nine years at Yahoo, spearheading consumer experience and personalization across multiple divisions including media verticals and search. During her tenure she drove innovation for Yahoo’s Publishing Products group and search content enrichment efforts, and led the international rollout of the Yahoo-Mozilla search partnership. Before joining Yahoo, Shira served in various roles at multiple Silicon Valley startups.
Jon Mabe is VP, Engineering at Zillow Group overseeing MLS/Franchise data integrations, Public Data APIs, and Broker/Homebuilder/MLS dashboards. He has over 15 years of experience with MLS data having previously worked at multiple IDX vendors, and now at Zillow Group.
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.
Jonathan Spinetto, COO has been a licensed agent since 2002. He has completed over 3,000 single family residential transactions across the country utilizing his own custom built technology systems. Early in his career Mr. Spinetto realized the power of technology to help his business grow leading to the co-founding of Remine in 2015. As both a practitioner and technologist, Mr. Spinetto has been speaking internationally on the topic of Big Data in real estate providing a unique insight into the trends of the industry.
Cary is inspired by the opportunities that technology offers and is passionate about confronting the challenges that come with it—both for Keller Williams associates and for the entire real estate industry. In her current role as the vice president of industry development, Cary works to ensure that Keller Williams is an innovative leader solving problems and driving change in the industry. Comfortable presenting in front of a group of 10 or 10,000, Cary is a certified Keller Williams University Master Faculty and can often be found sharing her knowledge and vision with the masses. She has been included in the Swanepoel Power 200, Inman News 100 Most Influential Leaders, and is an Oracle Certified Professional. As the former executive director of technology, Cary led the team that created eEdge—the industry’s first and only complete lead-to-close agent business platform which was voted most innovative platform in the real estate industry. She also led the charge to create one KW Mobile App that could be individually branded to all of the more than 100,000 Keller Williams associates. In addition to her 13 years at Keller Williams Realty International, Cary’s previous experience includes Golfsmith, Database Consultants, Inc., Copera, and Dell. Cary brings extensive database and software planning experience as well as business know-how to create results for Keller Williams associates around the world. While she considers herself a Texan at heart, Cary was born in Rochester, N.Y. and moved to Arlington, Texas with her family at the age of five. She values open-mindedness, and is proud of her ability to act as a tool to bring diverse ideas and personalities together for a common goal—traits she learned from her parents and her godfather. Cary is excited by the unlimited potential of the real estate industry and is motivated by the opportunity to help others reach their maximum potential. When not helping to revolutionizing the real estate industry, Cary can be found at the hockey rink rooting for the Texas Stars, at the Dell Diamond rooting for the Round Rock Express, or in the kitchen creating a fabulous meal for her husband, Andy, and daughter, Barbara. She and her family live in Austin, Texas.
As Chief Innovation Officer for the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, Josh Team leads Keller Williams’ innovation labs, developing platforms, creating solutions, and forming coalitions with businesses and entrepreneurs. Josh is charged with disrupting traditional approaches to real estate – envisioning, building, and scaling next-generation tools for Keller Williams and its global associates.
An engineer since the age of 12, Josh has worked with Fortune 50 companies in industries including finance, travel, and advertising. A highly regarded marketing and technology expert, Josh is a frequent presenter on topics like open-source technology and programmatic buying. He is passionate about building new technologies for consumers and changing the consumer experience. Josh is constantly looking for ways to turn data into insights that add value to businesses and their clients.
Prior to joining Keller Williams, Josh was Chief Innovation Officer for Rapp, a marketing services company, and Vice President of Technology for Splash Media, a social media solution provider. He has created digital platforms that range from internal CMS systems and CRM platforms to next-generation data management and search marketing solutions. He leverages best practices across verticals that culminate at the intersection of creative ideation and technical excellence.
In 2015, Business Insider named Josh as one of the 30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30. He and his wife, Tara, live in Austin.
Mark Tepper is an industry veteran that has spent almost twenty years in the Real Estate tech space. Mark was an early employee of iPIX when they launched their revolutionary virtual tour technology in 1998. iPIX had a meteoric rise with an IPO in 1999 and a successful acquisition by Realtor.com. After that Mark was with a few startups including Connecting Neighbors and Reply.com. Mark spent 8 years as a senior executive with HomeFinder.com, a large listing portal owned by Gannet, McClatchy and Tribune corporation. In that time, he also managed the sales organization for Homegain after a successful acquisition by HomeFinder. Since 2015 Mark has been an executive and head of sales for Matterport. Mark is a sought-after speaker at industry events on topics from online marketing to 3D/Virtual Reality. Mark lives in Chicago and when he’s not traveling for work spends a lot of time with his wife and two teenage boys.
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.
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.
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.