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The week in industry hires and promotions: Aug. 3-7

New executives, managers and agents in the residential real estate, tech and mortgage spaces

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Who got hired or promoted this week? Here’s our weekly rundown, in chronological order.

Aug. 3

Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor

RealtyMogul.com, an online investing marketplace, hired Chuck Taylor as its new managing director in the company’s Atlanta office. “We are very excited to announce the opening of our Atlanta office and have someone of Chuck’s caliber on board to recruit, hire and manage it,” said Jilliene Helman, CEO of RealtyMogul.com, in a statement. “He will be paramount in initiating new debt and equity transactions for the company and finding the right people to add to the Atlanta team.”

Tapan Bhat

Tapan Bhat

Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson

Bryan Charap

Bryan Charap

 

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Move Inc. hired Tapan Bhat as its chief product officer, Nate Johnson as chief marketing officer and Hahn Lee as senior vice president of business development and strategyBryan Charap was also promoted to chief financial officer. “We are very pleased to welcome Tapan, Nate and Hahn to the team and congratulate Bryan on his promotion,” said Ryan O’Hara, chief executive officer of Move, in a statement. “Creating the leading destination for buyers, sellers and renters to discover their perfect home requires an experienced, nimble leadership team that embraces innovation and understands what it takes to serve consumers in an increasingly connected, on-demand world. Tapan, Nate, Bryan and Hahn embody each of these qualities and will be valuable additions to our leadership team.”

Craig Hogan

Craig Hogan

Craig Hogan is the new vice president of luxury at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. “Craig developed a thriving luxury program in Chicago and has been an active participant and trainer in our Coldwell Banker Previews International efforts for years,” Sean Blankenship, Coldwell’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “We have been impressed with Craig’s established relationships with some of the top sales professionals around the world inside and outside of the Coldwell Banker brand, his ability to list and market trophy properties, and his creative usage of sponsorship and partnerships to attract affluent consumers.”

Kathleen Philips

Kathleen Philips

Amy Bohutinsky

Amy Bohutinsky

Zillow Group promoted Kathleen Philips to chief financial officer and Amy Bohutinsky to chief operating officer. “Kathleen has been at the center of all of Zillow’s key business initiatives for the last five years. She is perfectly positioned to be Zillow Group’s new CFO, and I’m very excited to work with her in this new role,” said Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff in a statement.

“Amy has been with Zillow from the beginning and has played a critical role in growing the Zillow brand from launch to where we are today — the leading real estate website in the country,” Rascoff’s statement continued. “She’s an incredibly valuable member of our executive team, and this promotion recognizes her contributions to the company as an individual and a leader.”

Jeffrey Gable has joined Mortgage Network Inc., an independent mortgage lender, as the company’s latest national sales support leader in the Danvers, Massachusetts, office.

“Jeffrey brings tremendous value to Mortgage Network, with hands-on experience in sales, operations and even the legal side of the business,” said Ted Lawler, Mortgage Network’s Mid-Atlantic regional manager, in a statement. “Considering Jeffrey’s stellar reputation and excellent track record at Wells Fargo, we feel very fortunate to have him on our team.”

Tim Dain

Tim Dain

The Austin Board of Realtors named Tim Dain as its new multiple listing service director. “Tim’s extensive experience in evolving MLS organizations and his industry acumen will be central to helping ABoR deliver even more value to its MLS members,” said CEO Paul Hilgers in a statement. “We’re preparing for future growth and I’m fully confident Tim will help take our MLS to the next level.”

Rodney Ramcharan

Rodney Ramcharan

Rodney Ramcharan is the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate’s new associate professor of real estate and public policy. “The national and world economies are at a critical juncture and I can think of no one more qualified to lead the Lusk Center’s ongoing analysis of how real estate is performing as our primary economic driver,” said Raphael Bostic, interim director of the Lusk Center, in a statement. “His research on major lenders and emerging global markets is particularly valuable to the center’s mission of informing the global practice of real estate.”

Aug. 4

Brad Weber

Brad Weber

B2R Finance, a lender for single-family rental property investors, has hired Brad Weber as its chief accounting officer. “Brad’s broad experience in leading the financial management and operations of rapidly scaling businesses coupled with his mortgage industry expertise make him an ideal fit for B2R,” said Jason Hogg, CEO, B2R Finance. “Brad’s experience spans organizations in various stages of growth and I’m confident that his focus on control and scale efficiencies will enhance our metrics-driven culture, ensure we are leveraging our technology cost-effectively and support our progression.”

Richard Lombardi

Richard Lombardi

Richard Lombardi is the new executive vice president and general manager of RealtyTrac. “That RealtyTrac has attracted an individual the caliber of Richard Lombardi, who has top-notch expertise and experience in the world of data licensing, is a testament to the strong data licensing business Brian Mushaney and his team have built from the ground up over the past 18 months and the immense upside opportunity that this company has going forward,” said Jamie Moyle, who will be leaving the position of RealtyTrac CEO Aug. 17 to become chairman of the innovation committee for the company’s board of directors, in a statement.

Aug. 5

Selim Aissi

Selim Aissi

Ellie Mae has hired Selim Aissi as its new chief security officer. “Selim’s tremendous credentials and leadership experience in information security makes him a perfect choice to lead Ellie Mae’s information security initiatives. As an organization, we have made a commitment to our customers that we will be a market leader in security and data protection,” said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae, in a statement.

Aug. 6

Wes Wiggins is the new vice president of industry relations at Real Safe Agent, a system designed to protect against property and personal crime. Stephanie Hill, MLS/commercial director for the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, said in a statement: “I think this is great fit; Wes’ passion for real estate and agent  safety is a huge asset for our industry.”

Elizabeth Teske

Elizabeth Teske

Dermody Properties announced that Elizabeth Teske is the new senior vice president of property management. “Elizabeth’s leadership at Dermody Properties and in her community has been and will continue to be an important asset to the company,” said Douglas A. Kiersey Jr., president, Dermody Properties, in a statement. “She has demonstrated an incredibly high level of customer service and expertise throughout her career, and we are confident that our property management team will continue to thrive under her leadership.”

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