Former LinkedIn executive Christina Allen will lead the technology development efforts and further the national expansion of New York-based Compass.
Allen brings to Compass more than 25 years of experience in business technology development and most recently served as LinkedIn’s director of product management, where she led the product team in building tools for the LinkedIn Alumni program, which helps students in each professional milestone, from college selection to their first job.
“I am excited to be part of the innovative team at Compass, and look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the company,” Allen said.
Allen will help build new data tools and business-to-business technology platforms to enable Compass’ expansion into new national markets. The brokerage currently serves New York City, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, Miami, Boston and Washington, D.C., but is currently eyeing other markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
“We are thrilled that Christina has joined us during such an exciting time for Compass. Her excellent leadership skills, creative abilities, in-depth knowledge and strategic business drive will be invaluable resources as Compass continues to grow nationally,” said Compass Founder and CEO Robert Reffkin.
Launched in 2013, Compass provides comprehensive brokerage services and hopes to leverage technology to make the homebuying experience more seamless.
The company recently celebrated several milestones, including the doubling of its sales volume in exclusive listings to more than $1 billion and reaching more than $2.5 billion in its new development pipeline. Compass recently raised $50 million in funding, bringing its total fundraising to date to $123 million. The brokerage is currently valued at $800 million.