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Though 150-year-old Baird & Warner is one of the country's oldest real estate companies, by no means is it resistant to change, as its snappy Web site, online lead generation system and other technological innovations attest. "I'm just an integral gear on a fine-tuned machine," claims Charles Melidosian, the company's vice president and chief information officer, who came on board in 2000 to implement what he described as a long laundry list of innovations, many of which originated with the company's president, Stephen Baird. Melidosian has the technical chops to back up his position – he spent years studying calculus, engineering, physics and computer science in college.After working as a technical consultant, he moved to Chicago-based, 2,200-employee Baird & Warner in 2...