Technology

Former Groupon, eBay exec will help HomeSearch.com take on Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com

Kal Raman has 'long record of success leveraging technology and innovation'

Kal Raman, a former exec at tech heavyweights Groupon, eBay and Amazon, is the new CEO of Solutionstar, a company that has set its sights on outdoing top real estate portals Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com. Solutionstar is a subsidiary of mortgage servicer Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, which recently acquired Real Estate Digital, a company that provides technology services to more than 500 multiple listing services, 350 brokerages, nearly 60 settlement services companies and more than 300,000 agents. Kal Raman Raman will oversee RED's integration into Solutionstar's existing services from Seattle, where Solutionstar will open a new office. "Acquiring RED was an important step toward elevating Solutionstar as the nation’s leading real estate innovator, and I’m energized by the opportunity this creates to develop Solutionstar into a true technology company," Raman said in a statement. "Solutionstar is making a significant, sustained investment in innovation to make ...