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The week in industry hires and promotions: November 28-December 2, 2016

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.

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November 23

Glenn Christoph

Glenn Christoph

Glenn Christoph will be the new chief executive of the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service in Boise, Idaho.

This week’s new hires

November 28

Dave Hardy

Dave Hardy

David Hardy is the new president of the Weichert Family of Companies’ Aureus Property Management. “I am very pleased to welcome Dave to the Weichert Family of Companies executive team and to Aureus,” said Denise Smith, president of the Affiliated Services group for Weichert. “Throughout his career, Dave has proven himself to be a strategic problem solver with the ability to execute smart solutions across all areas of the organizations in which he has worked.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors and the Trident Group announced that effective January 1, 2017, several leadership positions will become effective. “These changes are designed to ensure that The Trident Group continues to provide the best service to our sales associates and clients,” said Larry Flick IV, chairman and CEO, in a statement. Gerard F. Griesser will be vice chairman of BHHS Fox & Roach and the Trident Group; Larry Flick V will be president of the Trident Group; Irene Shull will be senior vice president of mortgage operations; and Marie Gayo will be president of Trident Mortgage Company.

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Lance Melber

Lance Melber

Gorkem Kuterdem

Gorkem Kuterdem

Williston Financial Group subsidiary west, a network of technology and real estate groups designed to streamline the process, has appointed Lance Melber as president and Gorkem Kuterdem as chief technology officer. “The overarching purpose of west is to revolutionize the mortgage and real estate process,” said Steve Ozonian, west’s chairman of the board. “Lance and Gorkem are truly entrepreneurs, both with the ability to rethink long-accepted processes and concepts.”

November 29

Sharif Mahdavian

Sharif Mahdavian

ComplianceEase, which provides automated compliance solutions to financial services companies, announced Sharif Mahdavian as vice president of national sales. “Now more than ever, compliance is a major factor in determining the risk of different assets. Sharif is able to combine traditional credit analysis with his extensive agency experience to help our clients understand and assess all of the possible factors that could impact credit risk decisions,” said Dan Smith, senior vice president of sales at ComplianceEase, in a statement.

ERA Real Estate announced the affiliation of McClain Brothers Real Estate based in Independence, Missouri, which will do business as ERA McClain Brothers.

 

November 30

Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy

New York brokerage Stribling and Associates announced that Ashley Murphy has joined the company as the director of public relations, a newly created management position. “The decision to bring a publicist in-house is part of a leading-edge marketing and communications push by Stribling and Associates to strengthen the brand and provide a new level of service to our agents and clients,” said Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, president, in a statement. “We have worked with Ashley in the past, and know that she will broadcast the strengths and successes of our company and our agents.”

Marsee Wilhems (far right)

Marsee Wilhems (far right)

The Marsee Wilhems Team joined eXp Realty. “Our team has been fortunate to achieve market share and great success in Tucson over the years,” said Wilhems in a statement. “We’ve invested a lot in our business, in our marketing and in our agents so this is a big move for us and we make it knowing that eXp Realty represents the best opportunity for us as a team and as individuals.”

Stephen Larkin has joined the Douglas Elliman firm as vice president of public relations. “We’re thrilled to welcome Stephen to the firm as head of our public relations and communications team,” said Dottie Herman, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, in a statement. “He is a smart, strategic and skilled advisor, who has a great understanding of our business with his strong background in real estate and journalism.”

Susan Russo

Susan Russo

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, has announced the appointment of Susan Russo as vice president of business development. “Susan brings an impressive history of success in the region and has a strong passion for business development,” said David Friend, senior vice president of William Raveis in Massachusetts, in a statement. “She chose to position herself with us because, as a market leader, Raveis provides unparalleled value and support to both its sales and management teams.”

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