SPEAKERS

Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford possess an uncommon combination of talents rarely found in the real estate industry: an experienced technologist, skilled communicator and accomplished business leader. As the Executive Director of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Organization, Crawford sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most exciting organizations responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of data standards that is fueling innovation and helping to streamline the real estate transaction.

Crawford has more than 20 years of information technology experience in real estate, financial services, legal, insurance and education sectors. He knows RESO well. He has served on its Board of Directors, and his leadership role has included taking the reins as its Vice-Chair of the Education and Outreach Workgroup in 2010, which he co-led for two years.

Born and raised in the small town of Johnson City, Tennessee, Crawford proudly embraces his youth as a bona fide gGeek. He consistently gravitated towards math and science fields, which lead to his attending high school at University School on the campus of East Tennessee State University. There, he participated in math competitions throughout the state. Crawford was also the catcher for University’s baseball team that competed in Tennessee State’s championship series multiple years in their division.

Crawford embraced multi-tasking early on. He worked his way through college in the computer labs at East Tennessee State University, and credits his mentor Rob Whelan, who oversaw all of the computer labs on campus, for igniting his interest in Computer Science. It became his major at ETSU, as its core curriculum complemented his math and physics coursework. His new passion also led to a secondary job in 1996 while attending ETSU with the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference that is responsible for overseeing the state'sstates 31 judicial districts. Crawford networked all of the judicial districts’ satellite offices across the state of Tennessee and provided courtroom technology support for major cases. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University, and while enrolled in graduate school there, he also taught undergraduate information technology courses at ETSU, instructing more than 180 students enrolled in his six classes.

Crawford’s STEM degree would lead to working for SAFECO, one of the largest insurance firms in the U.S., as a Systems Support Administrator. In 1999, he would join BB&T Corporation, one of the nation’s largest financial services corporations, as a Network Manager and Administrator and Bank Officer. At BB&T Crawford managed networking and helpdesk personnel as well as server and network level information systems for a region that comprised more than 40 locations and 450 employees.

His foray into real estate began in the summer of 2001 when he became Director of Network Operations and the 16th employee at Marketlinx Solutions, now known as CoreLogic, one of the largest real estate technology and information service companies in the world.

Under the tutelage of Thad Shows at MarketLlinx (now CoreLogic, Crawford would enjoy extensive leadership training that would manifest into a C-level career that began when in 2006, he joined San Diego-based Sandicor, a leading MLS products and services provider, as its Chief Information Officer and was subsequently elected Secretary to the Corporation by the Sandicor Board of Directors, becoming a Corporate Officer. It was there he also served for two years as Vice-Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Standards Organization Education and Outreach Workgroup, and won the 2010 San Diego’s Information Technology of the Year Award.

After five years with Sandicor, in 2011 Crawford was named Chief Information Officer for MLSListings Inc., which serves 16,000 real estate professionals and more than 6,000 firms throughout Northern California. At MLSListings he was responsible for all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology, including infrastructure, design, development, implementation, and management. Shortly thereafter, Crawford was promoted to Chief Operations Officer and added to his CIO responsibilities managing customer support, Rules & Regulations, Compliance, Data Licensing, and Software Engineering. He also was elected Secretary to the Corporation, becoming a Corporate Officer in 2013. While COO at MLSListings, Crawford was the lead for the Council of MLS’s Technology Section Sub-Council. He left MLSListings to head up RESO in April 2015.

A Council of MLS CMLX Level 2 Certified Executive, today Crawford also serves on the DocuSign Executive Advisory Council, the Interop Advisory Board, and serves as President of his local homeowners association in Corinth Forest, his newest home about 40 miles north of Dallas, Texas.

Crawford attributes his hard-driving work ethic to his dad, who for the last 45 years gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to start his day. Described by his peers as charismatic and energetic, Crawford tires to engage every real estate professional he meets into a conversation that leads to talking about RESO, as he genuinely embraces his nonprofit organization’s mission to positively change the future of real estate.

His community activities have ranged from remaining an active supporter of his church in Knoxville, Tennessee, to undertaking local fundraising efforts for a variety of causes over the years. He continues to support Sigma Phi Epsilon, Paralyzed Veterans of America and RPAC (the Realtors Political Action Fund).

In his free time, Crawford is likely to be found spending time surrounded by his family: his wife of 12 years and their two young children. Crawford is a foodie who enjoys cooking to relieve stress, often with a glass of Rochioli Pinot Noir in hand, whipping up a meal that will also feed neighbors stopping by for a visit. He remains an avid sports participant in golf, tennis, basketball, football and baseball, and is a tireless fan of Tennessee football.

Matthew Luhn

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille  and other films currently in development.

With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons , ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling.

Robert Reffkin

Robert Reffkin is the Founder & CEO of Compass, a technology-driven real estate platform. Prior to Compass, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm's private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. He was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the NYC Workforce Investment Board and the NYC Board of Education, known as the Panel for Educational Policy. He also founded New York Needs You (the most time intensive career mentoring program in NYC) and founded Bronx Success Academy 1 elementary school. He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. He recently completed 50 marathons, one in each U.S. state, to raise $1 million for youth education and enrichment programs.

Shabnam Mogharabi

Shabnam Mogharabi is CEO and Executive Producer at SoulPancake, an award-winning media and entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson that explores ‘Life’s Big Questions’. SoulPancake spreads joy and celebrates the human experience by producing and curating uplifting, thought-provoking content that is distributed on television, online, at live events, and through branded engagements.

Shabnam joined SoulPancake at its launch in March 2009 as the co-director of content of SoulPancake.com. She is one of the co-authors of the New York Times bestselling book SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions. Today, she is developing the long-term strategic plans for the company’s ever-expanding business in Los Angeles. Under her leadership, the company’s revenue has more than doubled in the past year.

Prior to SoulPancake, Shabnam was an award-winning journalist and magazine editor covering entertainment, finance, real estate, and home design. A California native, Shabnam holds a master’s in publishing from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s from USC, where she double-majored in business administration and journalism, with a minor in comparative religion. Yes, she is an overachiever.

Joyce Rey

With more than USD 4 billion in career sales, Joyce Rey is one of the most respected names in luxury real estate worldwide. At the helm of an award-winning team, her name has consistently appeared on “best of” lists for both her real estate production and her personal and professional influence. Recent accolades include “The Los Angeles 500 Most Influential People” (L.A. Business Journal), “Top 20 Luxury Brokers in L.A. County” by (The Real Deal Los Angeles)
and “Top 10 Real Estate Power Players” (Haute Living). Additionally, Joyce remains passionately dedicated to philanthropic projects including UNICEF, Blue Ribbon, and the Public Library Foundation.

Doniece Sandoval

Doniece Sandoval is the founder of Lava Mae, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that began by converting public transportation buses into bathrooms on wheels for the homeless. Driven by a fierce belief that everyone deserves the right to be clean, she was inspired to build Lava Mae after learning about the appalling lack of showers and toilets available to people experiencing homelessness across this country.

Her mobile hygiene odyssey began with an inherent understanding that collaboration across the sectors was key to making Lava Mae a success. With the help of the Mayor’s Office of Housing, Opportunity, Engagement and Partnership, partnerships were seeded with some of the city’s most respected nonprofit homeless providers, city agencies from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and companies such as Google.

In the three-and-a-half years since launching its service, Lava Mae has transformed the lives of more than 10,000 Californians and is scaling by sharing an open source toolkit to respond to the 1,600+ requests for help from communities as far away as Zimbabwe and Mongolia and as close as Los Angeles and San Jose. Doniece’s goal is to enable 1M new showers around the globe over the next two years.

Doniece credits the international visibility Lava Mae has achieved both to the cord it’s striking and to her extensive marketing/branding/PR experience. Before tackling hygiene for the homeless, Doniece spent the previous decade working in the arts as head of marketing at the San Jose Museum of Art – growing the coveted young adult audience by over 200% in two years, and then as Chief External Relations Officer for ZERO1 — an organization dedicated to showcasing the work of some of the most fertile minds from the worlds of art, science, design, architecture, and technology - where she helped secure major funding, shaped programming, and developed and stewarded the brand.

Her private sector experience includes work with major companies such as Coca Cola, Informix, DoubleClick, ToysRUs.com and a host of small San Francisco-based design companies she helped brand. She began her career as a Legislative Research Analyst in Texas.

Accolades include: 2017: CNN Hero, Irvine Leadership Award, YBCA 100, Woman of the Year, CA Legislature, Bright Idea by the Innovations in American Government Awards; 2016: KIND Award; AIASF Community Alliance Award/Social Impact; Harmony in Hope Award; 2016 Hispanicize Positive Impact Award. 2015: Women in the World’s Mother of Invention Award; Department on the Status of Women, Woman of the Year; Senator Mark Leno honoree Woman of the Year, 2014: Red Cross Community Hero; Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award; Project Homeless Connect’s Innovator of the Year honoree. But Doniece is most proud of the honor bestowed upon her by her 10-year old daughter who calls her a Homeless Super Hero.

Glenn Sanford

Glenn Sanford is the founder and CEO of eXp Realty, “The Agent-owned Cloud Brokerage™”.  After being involved with a number of internet start-ups in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, including a stint at AOL, Glenn started a highly successful real estate career in 2002. In 2006, his fourth full year in the business, Glenn and his team closed over $60,000,000 in real estate almost entirely from online lead generation, and was ranked as one of the top 50 teams nationally with Keller Williams. After the downturn in 2008, he and his team developed the first cloud-based brokerage model that uses a 3D avatar based online office to collaborate and communicate while abandoning the physical bricks and mortar infrastructure normally associated with real estate brokerage.  In the last 5 ½ years, since launching with 25 agents, eXp Realty has grown to over 600 agents in 30 states, 2 provinces and over 70 different MLS market areas. eXp Realty refers to itself as "agent-owned," and the company recently became a public company distributing equity to its productive agent owners. eXp Realty also provides an ESOP style Direct Purchase Program for its agents and brokers as well as a revenue sharing program all designed to enhance the agent centric business model as well as increasing agent attraction and retention.

Thaddeus Wong

Thaddeus Wong is the co-founder of @properties, the largest independently owned residential real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the 12 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by sales volume.

In 2000 Wong and business partner Michael Golden established @properties, and in 15 years have grown the company from $40 million in sales to nearly $7 billion in annual sales. Today, @properties has 20 offices in the city of Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan and southeast Wisconsin. The firm has divisions for residential and commercial brokerage, development marketing, relocation, property management and bank-advisory services.

A highly energetic and creative entrepreneur, Wong is focused on implementing his vision for a real estate company in which both the broker and client experience the highest level of service and support. He is primarily responsible for the recruitment and retention of @properties’ more than 1,900 agents, as well as the development and implementation of the firm’s award-winning marketing programs. Wong also created and oversees the company’s signature training, education and performance-coaching programs utilized by hundreds of agents per year.

Scott Petronis

As eXp Realty’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Scott leads the delivery of strategic agent-centric solutions that power the company’s business and rapidly growing agent base. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in delivering software and SaaS products for businesses and consumers. For more than six years, Scott has been a fixture in industry technology initiatives through his work with the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), including leading the Web API initiative as the Chair of the Transport Workgroup. In that role, he drove agreement on a new standard that allows companies to more rapidly innovate solutions for the real estate industry.

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Henry Williams

Henry has worked at Google for 3 years and works with clients across the automotive & real estate sectors. Based in Los Angeles, he works on a team that helps clients develop and execute on digital marketing initiatives across Google and YouTube. Henry has 10 years of experience in the digital space including working in the digital division at Disney prior to coming to google. A Los Angeles native, Henry loves the beach lifestyle and has a strong allegiance to the Lakers and Dodgers.

Katie Ragusa

Real estate is in Katie’s blood. She's a second generation REALTOR and comes to TRIBUS after working for a prominent custom home builder in metro Atlanta, GA. While selling homes, she realized she had a passion for helping agents establish a meaningful web presence and a build CRM that worked. Since then, she's become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and graduated from a UX program, all while staying grounded in real estate technology. Her background in the industry and her training in psychology have paved the way for her current user experience focused role, where she leads the product team at TRIBUS.

John Cary

An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. John is the author of two books, most recently Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone, with a foreword by Melinda Gates. His writing on design, philanthropy, and fatherhood has appeared in The New York Times, on CNN.com, and in numerous other publications. John works as a philanthropic advisor to an array of foundations and nonprofits around the world, and he frequently curates and hosts events for TED, the Aspen Institute, and other entities. For seven years, John served as executive director of the nonprofit Public Architecture, building the largest pro bono design program in the world, pledging tens of millions of dollars in donated services annually. John is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, a resident of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and a three-time commencement speaker, among other honors. He lives in a co-housing community with his wife and two daughters in Oakland, California.

Amy Gorce

Technology Executive with over 20 years of experience in the real estate technology industry. Passionate about solving challenges and removing friction using technology. Loves to us collaborative and innovative techniques to identify customer needs. Former MLS executive, startup entrepreneur turned Fortune 500 software executive.

Molly McKinley

Molly McKinley is an expert at connecting the dots.

She is a senior public relations and integrated marketing strategist with over 18 years of experience launching new products and brands. Her passion lies in finding hidden connections between people, experiences and brands, and helping to amplify those relationships to drive success. She counts Adwerx, Adobe, IBM and Wake Radiology among her past projects.

In the last five years, Molly’s traditional PR agency background has evolved into all things digital, from SEO and link building to the convergence of data insights with business and marketing goals. Her fluency in design as well as technology puts her in a sweet spot, but she remains driven by the search for relevant and creative ways to share stories that resonate and connect with each target audience via the most appropriate outlets.

Julio Orozco

Bay Area real estate professional Julio M. Orozco knows a good opportunity when he sees it. “I started out working on the lending side of the business,” he explains. “I always told myself if I ever left lending and went into real estate, I’d want to learn from the best. An opportunity presented itself to work with one of the top Intero agents in Silicon Valley. Since those opportunities don’t come often, I took it.” Since 2010, Julio has been a full time agent and works with buyers and sellers in the greater Bay Area with a special emphasis on the South Bay.  Julio’s seven years of experience on the lending side of the business has given him a valuable advantage that benefits his clients. “My clients appreciate my background in finance,” he says. “With experience on both the lending and real estate side I can offer my clients more value.” His time in the real estate industry has shown Julio the need to be passionate about real estate as a career. “You’ll get out of this business what you put in and if you’re passionate, many doors will open for you.” This year, that growth earned Julio a place in Intero’s Executive Circle, which represents the top 10% of agents in the company. “It wasn’t something I was really aiming for and I thought it would take longer to achieve. To be recognized is an amazing accomplishment.” In addition to real estate, Julio is also an Associate & Youth Pastor at his church, Cathedral of Faith Morgan Hill. Looking ahead, Julio is excited about his ever-growing opportunities which allow him to continue to help build agents in every and any way possible. "The man who gives much will have much, and he who helps others will be helped himself." Proverbs 11:25

Brad Inman

Award-winning journalist and publisher. Entrepreneur and leader of successful companies. Innovator and thought leader. Brad Inman is all of these – and more.

He is founder and sole owner of Inman, real estate’s leading name in news, information and innovation since 1983. In addition, his Inman-branded real estate business and technology conferences bring thousands of thought leaders together each year to share best practices and promote innovation. Countless new products and companies – and successful real estate professionals – have been launched as a result of their attendance at Inman conferences.

A native of Carlinville, Illinois, and graduate of Boston University, Inman began his career as a housing policy analyst and community advocate who parlayed a weekly real estate column in the San Francisco Examiner at the dawn of the Internet era into a series of entrepreneurial ventures. In 1999, Inman founded HomeGain.com, an early provider of online marketing programs that connect agents with homebuyers and sellers. HomeGain was sold to Classified Ventures, LLC, in 2005. That same year, Inman founded TurnHere, an online commercial video platform and, in 2008, founded Vook, an online e-publishing platform. He also was an early investor in Curbed.com and served as chairman of the board before it was sold to Vox Media. A compelling speaker, he is a regular at real estate events around the nation and has been a visiting lecturer in the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Today, Brad Inman has returned to his roots, focusing his efforts on managing the daily operations of Inman, working with an all-star team of online journalists and industry thought leaders to produce award-winning content, and serving as host and majordomo of the popular series of conferences that bear his name. A grandfather, father, husband (to Yaz Inman) and brother, he enjoys travel, entertaining friends and business associates and one-of-a-kind experiences, such as playing Elton John’s million-dollar piano.

Paul Benson

Paul Benson has been consistently ranked as a top producing agent both locally and internationally since 2005. Named #1 agent by the Park City Board of REALTORS® in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. WSJ recently ranked him as 45th of 250 agents on the Top Sales by Volume list.

Paul has established a solid reputation and track record representing luxury real estate buyers, sellers and developers from across the globe.

A seasoned sales, business development and marketing executive with 20 years of experience in the luxury market, Paul has successfully negotiated the sales of multi-million dollar properties including the 2011 purchase of 5,000 acres at the Canyons® Ski Resort and the marketing of a 1,400 acre large density Bahamian island project.

With one of the largest international marketing budgets of any broker, Paul's luxury listings have graced the cover and pages of regional and international magazines and publications such as the Robb Report, Unique Homes, duPont Registry, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, to name a few. Paul also hosts a number of annual events for high net worth clients, including Sundance Film Festival, American Century Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, and the 2016 Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, creating even more exposure for his business. Paul and his team currently have over 80 luxury home and land listings with over a half billion in dollar volume. The Benson team has successfully sold over $1,000,000,000 in volume, closing over 800 transactions in the past ten years.

Paul's most recent acquisition and venture in the Luxury Real Estate world is License Partner and CEO for San Francisco Real Estate LLC under the Engel & Völkers umbrella. Paul and his partners have opened 16 offices in their exclusive territories of San Francisco, Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Newport Beach, Lake Tahoe and Utah. In just 2 years the company currently has just under 300 agents and is tracking 1.5 billion in transaction volume for 2017.

Respected as an expert in the luxury real estate market and with a global network, Paul is uniquely positioned to connect extraordinary people with extraordinary lifestyles.

Nicole Lopez

Nicole is the Team Leader for one of the highest producing teams at Intero in Houston. Although their team is new, it has amassed tremendous growth over 2017. Nicole enjoys pushing her team to the limits to help them achieve their goals while creating an enviable culture. Her team deploys savvy marketing techniques to capture and maximize their market share. Nicole is a NAR 30 Under 30 Finalist and a winner for the Houston Association of Realtors 20 Under 40. Nicole serves her association currently as the Chair position for the Young Professionals Network within HAR. When at home, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband Heath, her three kids, Luke, Noah, and Alyssa, and their dog, Moose.

Wendy Forsythe

Wendy has leveraged her passion for real estate, operations and branding to help build successful real estate networks in both Canada and the United States. She was recognized in 2017 as one of the Swanepoel Power 200 and as a 2017 Inman Real Estate Influencer. She was employee number two at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate when Realogy relaunched the brand in 2007. She later lead the growth of a national independent brokerage from 500 agents to over 2000 agents in under 5 years and to be ranked as one of the top 50 brokerages in the country in 2016.  Prior to joining HomeSmart she served as President, T3 Broker Division at T3 Sixty Group. Wendy is an accomplished athlete holding several marathon finishes including the Los Angeles and New York City Marathons. In 2017, she became an Ironman by completing a 140.6 mile triathlon.

Sherry Chris

Sherry Chris was appointed president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in October of 2007.  Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it had entered into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation, with a renewal option for another 50 years, to license the Better Homes and Gardens® name to launch a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand.

Sherry has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including, significant senior management positions in the areas of sales, marketing, new technologies, and franchise management.  A native of Canada, she began her real estate career in Ontario and held increasingly senior positions with Royal LePage for 16 years before taking on executive roles within notable US brokerages.  She joined Realogy in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

Well-known for her innovative thinking, next generation consumer insights and idea sharing in an effort to move the industry forward, Sherry is a frequently sought after speaker at international real estate and technology conferences. She is also recurrently featured by national media outlets such as FOX Business and CNBC for her insights into industry reports and trends.

Sherry serves on the advisory boards for Realtor.com and Zillow and has been part of a number of industry and technology-related advisory boards, including Trulia and Google Real Estate.  In addition, she is the vice chair of the national board of directors at the non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together and vice chair of the real estate services advisory board at NAR.

In 2013 Sherry was named to the Swanepoel Power 200 list, recognized for the fourth consecutive year as Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and honored among the elite group of Women Worth Watching byProfiles in Diversity Journal. Sherry was named Inman Innovator of the Year in 2010, a prestigious and coveted award that honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional vision and foresight in using innovation to enhance the real estate experience for consumers, real estate brokers and agents.  She also received the 2010 Stevie Award for Best Executive in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Sherry recognizes the power of engaging with businesses and consumers through emerging media channels – making her the most followed CEO of a national real estate brand on Twitter.

Sherry is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario and earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

David Greenspan

David Greenspan brings today’s ideas to life with fresh energy and over a decade of experience. As Vice President of KiTS Keep-in-Touch Systems, he helps Realtors leverage the power of Cross Channel Marketing, combined with the magic of Variable Data Publishing, to build #MindShare. As a Speaker and Motivator, he pokes, provokes, challenges, and makes people laugh.

Beau Beardslee

As a Combat Veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Beau Beardslee has developed character, discipline, perseverance and professionalism that displays in all areas of his life. After experiencing heavy combat in some of the most dangerous cities in Iraq, Beau was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Infantry in 2008.

Beau's passion for Real Estate started as soon as he stepped out of his combat boots. With a vision and a plan, Beau worked beside top individual Real Estate investors while attending college courses. Beau enrolled at Saddleback College and played football for their nationally ranked team. Beau was presented with the honorable ‘The Jerry D Award' for exceptional character. Beau later transferred to Concordia University and received a ‘Pre-Law' degree all while participating in hundreds of Real Estate transactions throughout Southern California.

Being blessed with the opportunity to live in Southern California, Beau understands the local market and displays a strong passion for the Real Estate Industry. He is an extremely motivated professional who holds high expectations and standards for himself. Customer satisfaction is his number one priority, and with his expertise in all areas of the industry, great sales and negotiation skills he is very sought after.

Beau is a Real Estate Professional with First Team Estates, the most luxurious brokers on the West Coast. On any given day, you will find Beau hosting an Open House, driving local neighborhoods, or talking with neighbors. He prides himself on keeping up to date with the most recent transactions and developments within all communities.

Jay O'Brien

Jay O’Brien, a licensed REALTOR® and managing partner of RE/MAX Prestige, is helping agents and consumers alike re-think their real estate reality. With unprecedented candor, Jay challenges agents from all generations to take a fresh look at industry norms that may be holding them back and under-serving their clients. As a modern thought-leader, Jay focuses on developing ways to offer highly effective real estate experiences from start to finish. Consistently selling more homes than 99% of agents in California through referrals alone, Jay "doubles down" on a specific approach to retain clients and maximize the strength of existing relationships. Jay has been awarded the “ 30 Under 30” recognition by the National Association of REALTORS® and currently writes as a contributor for Inman News, REALTOR® Magazine, and numerous other online and print publications.

Jesse Vaughan

Jesse Vaughan is the Co-founder and Head of Product at Landed, a Y Combinator startup that helps educators access homeownership near the community they serve. Recognizing housing as a key challenge for the next generation of teachers, Jesse and his co-founders, Jonathan and Alex, introduced an innovative alternative to traditional home financing for the educator community. Landed is backed by impact-oriented venture capitalists and foundations including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. For his work at Landed, Jesse was recognized by Forbes “30 Under 30” in 2018. Prior to Landed, Jesse worked for Myanmar’s largest real estate conglomerate where he arranged over $300M of social impact investments supported by the Asian Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

Pamela Ermen

Pamela Ermen has spent her entire business career in real estate, obtaining her license at 18 years old. Starting at such a young age, she quickly learned the important role industry and product knowledge played in earning credibility with clients and customers. Her intense focus on acquiring that knowledge, combined with award winning sales production, opened doors to full time management by the age of 24. Since then, she has spent more than 30 years coaching individual agents and teams to their highest levels of productivity.

Renee DiResta

Renee DiResta is the Director of Research at New Knowledge, and Head of Policy at nonprofit Data for Democracy. Renee investigates the spread of disinformation and manipulated narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem. She has advised Congress, the State Department, and other academic, civic, and business organizations about understanding and responding to computational propaganda and information operations. In 2017, Renee was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and had the opportunity to continue her work with the support of the Presidents Bush, President Clinton, and LBJ Foundations. In 2018, she received a Mozilla Foundation fellowship and affiliation with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University to work on their Media, Misinformation, and Trust initiative. She is a Founding Advisor to the Center for Humane Technology.
Previously, Renee was part of the founding team of venture-backed supply chain logistics technology platform Haven, where she ran business development and marketing. Renee has also been an investor at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), focused on hardware and logistics startups, and an emerging markets derivatives trader at Jane Street Capital. Her work and writing have been featured in the New York Times, Politico, Slate, Wired, Fast Company, Inc., and the Economist. She is the author of the O’Reilly book The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand”, and lives on the web at http://reneediresta.com and @noUpside.

Joe Rand
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Joseph Rand is one of the Managing Partners of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and Rand Commercial Services, as well as the Managing Partner for our Hudson United home service companies: Hudson United Mortgage, Hudson Abstract Mortgage, and Hudson United Insurance Group.  As an attorney, he also acts as General Counsel for all our real estate companies.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law School, and with a masters degree from Stanford Law School, Mr. Rand came to the Rand family of companies after a career as an attorney and law professor.  After law school, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then joined the prestigious international law firm of Debevoise &Plimpton in the litigation department.  Following a few years in private practice, he went on to a career in legal academia, getting a teaching fellowship at Stanford Law School and then joining the faculty at Brooklyn Law School and later Fordham Law School. He started with the Rand family of real estate companies in 2002.

As Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty's General Counsel, Mr. Rand represents the company, its employees, and its 800 agents. His responsibilities include ensuring regulatory compliance, maintaining ethical standards, and representing the company and its agents in any legal disputes. Because of his educational background, Mr. Rand is also involved with Rand's extensive new agent and ongoing education and training programs. He has spoken at numerous national conventions on agent education and compliance issues.

Joseph Rand is also an active blogger, writing for the RandRealty.com "Market Intelligence Blog" as well as his real estate education blog "The World's Best Real Estate Agent."  He also maintains a personal blog about his experiences moving to the suburbs from the city, the "Move to Suma."

Matthew Gardner

As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and regional level. Matthew has over 28 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K.

Scott Curcio

Scott is among the Top 1% of Realtors in Chicago. Now with Baird & Warner Real Estate, he was among the top ranks of his former brokerage, earning International President’s Elite designation as the top 2% of brokers, and being recognized as among the top 500 brokers within NRT (47,000 agents). Well respected for his integrity, professionalism and superior attention to detail, his focus on client needs & support has won him praise year after year.

An expert in power pricing, staging & strategic marketing, Scott has experience across a wide range of property types. He’s sold homes in Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, from the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park & Lakeview, to the West Loop, Edgewater & Lincoln Square. He’s also the #1 Agent in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Annually, 30-40% of his homes sell with multiple offers and more than 60% sell in under 3 weeks.

Simply put, Scott continues to deliver impressive results for his clients. As a result, the majority of his business comes from referrals from past clients.

A former rower, Scott was a board member and founder of Chicago Rowing Union (a non-profit rowing organization) and has participated in fundraising endurance events for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the American Liver Foundation. He’s lived in Evanston, Roscoe Village, Avondale, Lincoln Square currently resides with his partner in Edgewater.

Scott is a proud graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Zvi Band

Zvi Band is the co-founder & CEO of Contactually, the top CRM which empowers professionals in real estate, consulting, and other professional industries to build authentic relationships. Having founded Contactually in 2011, Zvi has led Contactually to $12M in venture backing, 75 employees, and tens of thousands of customers, including 8 of the top 20 real estate brokerages in the country. An engineer, a seasoned entrepreneur, developer, strategist and startup advisor, with unique both technical and non-technical operations. Thrice named a Washingtonian Tech Titan, featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Washington City Paper, Zvi was also a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Zvi is a passionate speaker and author whose writing has appeared in Forbes, Inc, Inman News, and many other outlets. His first book, a study of relationship marketing, will be coming out with McGraw Hill next year. He also hosts the Real Relationships podcast and has interviewed hundreds of leaders on how they built the relationships that moved their careers and businesses to the next level.

Sarita Dua

Sarita Dua is based in Portland, Oregon, and has been selling real estate for fourteen years after fourteen years in high tech sales and marketing.  She manages a small team of buyers agents and administrative coordinators that is focused on big results.  Last year they closed over $86M in production. She has an innovative approach to selling real estate that is strong with buyers, works her database for referrals, and employs a unique combination of high tech and high touch.  In addition, she is member of Gary Keller’s Top Agent Mastermind and was voted Broker of the Year by the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors in 2014.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.  She is married with two teenagers. As a family, they play board games, love trivia, and enjoy sports, especially Trail Blazers basketball.  The Duas are avid travelers, with global travel being one of Sarita’s passions.  “I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time in Antarctica and Iceland this year, and we have an upcoming trip to South Africa. Each year my goal is to maintain my sales volume while taking more and more time away from the office” says Sarita.  In addition to travel, Sarita loves photography, music, gadgets, and lately walking (having completed five Half Marathons - walking not running – but still an accomplishment she is proud of!)

Valerie Garcia

Valerie is truly passionate about helping others embrace change. As an international Real Estate speaker and consultant, she is known for delivering encouragement and truth with her signature straightforward style and sense of humor. By focusing on the importance of overcoming fear, adapting to new ideas, and putting the customer first, Valerie’s sessions speak to the very heart of our industry.

Valerie has had the privilege of working with Real Estate brands such as RE/MAX, Century 21, Royal LePage, and others in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, and has spent over 17 years educating and teaching Real Estate professionals. In her previous role as Director of Training for RE/MAX INTEGRA, she created and delivered education initiatives for tens of thousands of associates across North America. Named as both an Inman Top 100 Influencer, as well as a Top 20 Social Influencer on the Swanepoel Power 200, Valerie is considered to be a key voice in the Real Estate industry.

Joel Goodrich

One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prominent luxury real estate agents over the past 25 years with over $865,000,000 in sales, Joel Goodrich works closely with clients in the sale and purchase of prominent estates, penthouses and investment properties. He has listed some of the most expensive homes in America, including the historic 35,000 square foot Tobin Clark Estate in Hillsborough. Joel’s listings have also been prominently featured in major media outlets, including the CBS Evening News, CNBC television, Fox Television, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, SFLuxe.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Nob Hill Gazette, Bloomberg News, SFIS, Haute Living and Gentry Magazine, among others. He has been the #1 agent for the Coldwell Banker Previews International Pacific Heights office in San Francisco for the past 3 years and has appeared on the Wall Street Journal/ RealTrends list of the Top Agents in the United States.

Chelsea Peitz

Chelsea is the published author of one of the only books about camera first branding strategies called Talking in Pictures: How Snapchat Changed Cameras, Communication and Communities. She is a national speaker, passionate brand storyteller and real estate marketing consultant and coach. With 17 years in the real estate space, Chelsea is a seasoned practitioner who teaches real estate professionals how to leverage mobile tech and social media platforms to communicate authentically through storytelling, not story-selling.

Mark Slade

Mark Slade got into real estate after a career in the Fashion Industry where he exited as an Executive Vice President. At the time he got into real estate, he was on food stamps. He embraced blogging, video production, social media (which he still teaches) and an extensive web presence that encompasses several websites, 29 town specific open house websites, an APP for open houses and over 300 domains used for quick-links. Mark made it to the #1 rank in his office after 4 years in the business and then evolved into managing a team. His team closed 66 transactions, totaling $30 Million in 2017 and is projected to hit $40 Million in 2018.

Eric Breon

Eric Breon is founder and CEO of Vacasa, the largest vacation rental management company in the United States. He has grown the company from two to over 2,000 employees, with 70% year-over-year revenue growth. In October 2017, Eric secured $103.5 million in Series B funding for Vacasa, the largest round in the vacation rental industry. Eric's background is in venture capital and analytics.

Daniel Parzivand

Daniel Parzivand is Vice President of Sales Operations of SetSchedule, the technology innovator that is revolutionizing real-estate business development by drawing on its multi-patented matching engine that leverages AI-powered predictive data, insider market insights and automated marketing software tools.

Daniel possesses established expertise in creating partnerships and furthering business development to meet customer needs. He is passionate about matching real estate professionals with qualified buyers and sellers and empowering agents to bypass the typical lead generation process.

Prior to joining SetSchedule, Daniel served as the Chief Business Officer in the private lending and financial sector.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Medical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA.

Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards is known for her innovative use of technology and video in real estate and cutting edge marketing tactics.  As the breakout star of Coldwell Banker’s YouTube Channel, she has received local and national recognition for her efforts and success.  As a full time Realtor in Wilmington, NC, The Carolinas Finest, Jessica Edwards & Associates team is honored to be ranked Number 1 at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.  With an intimate knowledge and expertise of the local luxury market paired with the international reach of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury she has become sought after for her passionate dedication. Her hands on approach, and adaptability have earned her a well-respected reputation, not only with clients but also amongst her peers throughout the industry.

Jeff Lobb

Jeff Lobb is the Founder & CEO of SparkTank Media – a consulting firm specializing in real estate technology, productivity and mobile strategies. A renowned speaker, trainer and coach, and the former Vice President of Technology & Innovation for EXIT Realty Corp. International, Jeff has been a Realtor® for more than two decades. With his diverse background being a top producer, a brokerage owner, and having had extensive experience with mobile, tech, and internet with both startups and Fortune 500 companies, Jeff knows real estate and tech inside and out, from the ground up.

Approaching technology for real estate with the mindset of a real estate professional – from mobile devices to listing presentations to social media – Jeff knows how to talk the talk, because he’s spent many years walking the walk. Technology is changing the way we communicate and the way we do business. Jeff firmly believes that with the right use, the tools and technology available to agents today are key to creating better client experiences and closing more transactions. Being fluent in the three lanuguages of English, real estate and technology, Jeff prides himself on being able to break it down for even the most non-technical of audiences. Jeff Lobb finally makes technology for real estate simple. Connect with Jeff at www.jlobb.com.

Luke Monroe

Luke is redefining what it means to be a real estate brokerage by investing his own capital into each of his Realtor’s businesses.

As the Founder and Broker of Kendrick Realty, Inc of California and Simply Sold Properties, Inc. of Florida, Luke’s method eliminates inefficiencies and builds economies of scale by creating a Broker – Realtor relationship that is truly mutually beneficial.

This Realtors-as-an-investment approach means a laser like focus on training and execution. Luke takes the processes he developed running a wildly successful nationwide real estate investment company to help each of his agents achieve their peak ROI. This approach puts his Realtors in front of more clients and means his Team’s time is spent where it counts – on closing not prospecting.

Thus far, Luke's bet on agent performance has paid off, with more than $115M in sales in the Company's first year alone.

Laura Monroe

Getting an early start in real estate in 2003 with a Forbes Top 100 Broker, Laura brings over 15 years real estate experience as a brand marketing and technology strategist and executor. Currently, she is the VP of Growth and Partner Collective at Sequel, a new start-up that seeks to transform broker website solutions and the partnership experience for high end, brand-visionary, independent brokers.

Laura is also a nationally recognized industry speaker, educator, and contributor. Formerly, Laura has worked for Inman News as the Director of Industry Engagement, VP of Strategic Development for RealSatisfied, and has been voted 2017 Inman's Most Influential in Real Estate, as well as the Swanepoel Power 200 in Social Influence for 3 years. More popularly she is also known as the "Best Hair in Real Estate" or on twitter @besthairinre. :)

Rahul Mewawalla

Rahul Mewawalla is CEO of ZENPLACE, a full-service property management company reinventing the rental industry using innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning. Rahul has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review and was named Top 40 under 40 in Silicon Valley. Prior to Zenplace, Rahul was the head of the U.S. technology program in San Francisco in collaboration with the White House, and a top executive with experience across General Electric, Yahoo, Nokia and CBRE. He has served as Advisor to Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab, as Chair of the Venture Capital Task Force Committee on Services and Systems, and on the MIT-Stanford Venture Lab Planning Committee. Rahul has been involved with non-profit organizations such as Entrepreneurship for America and the Yale-Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Mary Frances Coleman

As Chief Operating Officer at eXp Realty, Mary Frances will leverage her extensive experience to oversee operations, including growth, productivity and compliance. She also will work closely with the eXp Realty Agent Advisory Council to ensure the voice of the agent is heard at all levels of the company.

Previously, Mary Frances was CEO and President of Realty Executives, LLC and Vice President of HomeSmart International, both leading international brokerages.

With more than 25 years in real estate law and operations, Mary Frances also is a national speaker on real estate and legal issues. She holds a juris doctor degree from the John Marshall Law School and is a licensed real estate broker in Arizona.

Mehak Vohra

Mehak is the founder and CEO of Jamocha Media, a media company focused on personal brands, in San Francisco, CA. She was recently named #4 on Forbes Top 10 Generation Z Marketers List. She is also the host of a tech news show called the "Daily Deck with Mehak".

Robynn Eccles

Robynn Eccles is passionate about changing people’s lives through real estate. Her radiant personality and care is evident in her commitment to business, family, fierce collection of heels and favorite football team (despite said football team’s ability to break her heart every season since the early 90’s). As the founder of the Eccles Group affiliated with Coldwell Banker, Robynn led her team to be honored among the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents internationally. The Eccles Group continues to be a rising force in their local market, consistently being recognized as one of the top 5 teams in Utah. Robynn serves as part of the Zillow Agent Advisory Board and is a sought-out advisor and speaker for organizations worldwide. Robynn has shared her expertise with thousands of people worldwide including as a TEDx presenter on topics such as leadership, negotiation, and time management.

Creig Northrop

Creig Northrop is the President, CEO and Associate Broker of Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company. Creig’s knowledge of real estate stems from more than 25 years of experience. The Creig Northrop Team achieved peak performance in 2016 with the completion of 1,772 transactions for a combined value of $765.5 million, leading REAL Trends as the Nation’s #1 Team for an unprecedented three times. In February 2018 Creig Northrop Team became Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company and full-service brokerage with 5 office locations throughout greater Maryland.

Kendyl Young

Kendyl Young is the founder and owner of DIGGS, a residential boutique brokerage in Glendale CA. Kendyl’s customer first, detail oriented style of business has led to 27 successful years of selling and the launch of her own brokerage. Kendyl is named on Inman’s List of Influential Real Estate Leaders and is a popular writer, speaker and thought leader in the industry.

Robert Slack

Robert opened Robert Slack Fine Homes, LLC as an independent Brokerage in October 2014 with 4 Agents and have grown it to 56 Agents, and estimated sales in 2017 of 1500 sides.

Kylie Davis

Kylie was an executive editor at News Corp managing real estate publications across Australia before she made the leap to big data at CoreLogic. She is the author of five landmark studies that explore how technology is both disrupting the property industry and changing consumer expectations and she is the co-founder of Journobot, a new automated content tool being developed by CoreLogic Australia.

Whitney Nicely

Whitney started to chase her passions and fine tune her skills in the real estate market after college. She flipped her first house in 2009. By 2015, she surpassed $10k per month in passive income from land, houses and apartment investments. Whitney believes every woman should control her own destiny by investing in real estate as soon as possible and as much as possible. Whitney teaches agents how they can buy properties across the country for passive income and BECOME the biggest (and best) investors in town! To learn more, go to WhitneyNicely.com

Katie Kossev

Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices, including a fourth office set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a "Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do." By understanding the importance of hyper local content, social connectivity and agent collaboration, Intero Houston has become one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the area.

Brian Hopper

Brian Hopper, founder and principal of the Hopper Group and managing broker at Realogics | Sotheby’s International Realty, in Seattle, Washington, is one of the Puget Sounds top professionals. Brian launched his career in real estate in 2004, and began Hopper Group in 2011, aligning with Realogics | Sotheby’s International Realty in 2014. Brian and his team are at the forefront of changing the landscape of real estate, reaching every medium and seen as leaders throughout the west with innovation and intelligence through various social media platforms and connection within their community. An energetic, and impactful leader, Brian is a frequent speaker and collaborator within the Sotheby’s International Realty global network. Brian and his team work closely with their clients delivering a high quality level of detailed service to buyers, and sellers alike for over 12 years. Brian has been honored to work with clients from many backgrounds and nationalities relocating to the Seattle area for organizations such as Google, Amazon, Seattle Seahawks, (relocation’s) and Microsoft to name a few. A former professional skier (1997-2001), Brian traveled the country competing at freestyle and big mountain competitions. Brian then shifted his focus on another childhood dream, becoming a firefighter. Brian next became a licensed real estate sales person in 2004, finishing in the top tier of his office year after year. Brian continued at the fire department for another 14 years, promoting to Lieutenant. With over a decade of year after year success in sales, Brian retired from the department, and his team began a partnership with Realogics | Sotheby’s International Realty (2014) and produced the highest transaction volume in 2015 at his office. Brian is humbled to participate on numerous broker panels, bringing a fresh approach to marketing combined with humor from his diverse background. Brian recently made a guest appearance on HGTV’s House Hunter’s (2016) and local Seattle show Evening Magazine (2016). Brian is still active with in the snow-sports industry as a product ambassador/mountain ambassador for Crystal Mountain Resort. Brian is committed to his community, active in his local church, as well as volunteering his time at his children’s schools, and supporting numerous organizations. More about Brian, watch his video. (Hoppergroupre.com)

Recognition

2017 Sierra | Sotheby’s Int. Realty Agent Panel Speaker | Regional Network Event (Lake Tahoe, CA)

2016 #1 in sales volume (units sold) Realogics | Sotheby’s Int. Realty Kirkland Office

2016 Nominated for the National Innovative Media Brokers Award | Sotheby’s International Realty

2016 Appearance on HGTV’s House Hunters Show

2016 Appearance on Seattle’s KING5 TV Evening Show

2016 Zillow Summit Agent Panel Speaker (Seattle, WA)

2016 Top 20 Best Run Agent Instagram Accounts Globally as recognized by Placester

2015 #1 in sales volume (units sold) Realogics | Sotheby’s Int. Realty Kirkland Office

2015 Zillow Summit Agent Panel Speaker (watch the video) (Bellevue, WA)

2015 Social Media VIP at Zillow’s 2nd annual National Conference (Las Vegas, NV)

2015 Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s Int. Realty Agent Panel Speaker | Regional Network Event (Scottsdale, AZ)

2015 Realogics | Sothebys Int. Realty Agent Panel Speaker Momentum Real Estate Forum (Seattle, WA)

2014 Zillow Summit Agent Panel Speaker (Tacoma, WA)

Chris Lim

Chris Lim is the founder and CEO of Climb Real Estate Group, a leading San Francisco-based real estate firm. Climb offers a comprehensive array of brokerage and marketing services for residential buyers, sellers and developers. Under Chris’s leadership, Climb has become the fastest-growing boutique brokerage representing some of the finest properties in the city.

Inspired by his father’s custom home construction company and his mother’s independent real estate practice, Chris draws from these early influences to create a highly nimble and creative agency committed to superior service and innovation. Chris began his real estate career in 2002, quickly becoming recognized as one of the top producing agents in the SOMA and South Beach areas, a distinction he maintained until stepping back from full-time sales in March of 2010 to create a new real estate brokerage. Prior to that, Chris worked in finance at both Merrill Lynch and Fuji Securities. At Grey Advertising, he built brand and digital marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies.

His clients routinely cite Chris’s unique ability to work well with all parties involved–buyer, seller, landlord, developer–and to identify with their individual needs. At Climb, he has brought together a closely integrated team of knowledgeable, experienced and reputable brokers and agents who share his vision and dedication.

Recognized by the Asian Real Estate Association, the Chinese Real Estate Association, Inman News, and the San Francisco Chronicle, Chris Lim’s combination of real estate prowess, marketing instinct, and design aesthetic brings a fresh point of view to the industry. Chris has established himself as a singularly original voice in the world of residential real estate.

Chris is a native of Northern New Jersey and graduated with honors from the University of Richmond. An avid world traveler, his passport is stamped from Africa to Australia and Europe to Asia as he searches for design inspiration and the perfect lobster roll. His future travel plans include completing the tennis Grand Slam by visiting each tournament site in the same year: Melbourne, Paris, London, and New York. When not circling the globe, Chris divides his time between San Francisco and north Lake Tahoe.

Karin Carr

Karin Carr is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams in Savannah, GA and a self professed tech nerd. Licensed in 2005 in the greater Bay Area of San Francisco, she specialized in bank foreclosures. Karin was a top REO listing agent in her market and was fortunate to check her email each morning and have new listings. Upon relocating cross country in 2013, she realized she had absolutely NO idea how to prospect for new business.

Karin soon discovered the magic of content marketing and her business completely changed within months. She created a successful blog which started bringing her regular business and later developed her YouTube channel, which now has hundreds of subscribers. She gets calls from people interested in buying or selling in Savannah from her blog and YouTube channel almost daily. She has become a sought after speaker on video marketing and is a frequent guest on real estate podcasts and other training sources for agents. Karin is the creator of the Youtube for Agents online course.

Aaron Drussel

A true entrepreneur at heart with a flair of the creative when it comes to problem solving.  Since entering real estate in 2001, he has built up a successful real estate team in Utah.

His desire to help others lead to the creation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Influence Partners in the Salt Lake City market.  His brokerage prides itself on per agent production and see themselves as the Navy SEALs of real estate.

Aaron enjoys teaching & helping others increase productivity through referral based systems.

His dream is to compete someday at the CrossFit Games.  Although he feels he is getting closer mentally, he is still very far physically from reaching that goal.  For a good laugh check out the videos of his alter ego, Pete Swade, on YouTube.

Dawn Pfaff

With over 18 years of experience, Dawn Pfaff has been involved in the real estate industry from nearly every angle possible; she is an appraiser, agent, broker, Realtor®, instructor and investor. In 2009, Dawn founded NY State MLS, a statewide Multiple Listing Service built on proprietary software with over 32,000 members. In 2015, the company expanded nationwide as My State MLS; covering all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

York Baur

York Baur is CEO of Moxi Works™, makers of the Moxi Works brokerage productivity system (www.moxiworks.com) and the award-winning Moxi Present (formerly TouchCMA) real estate presentation tool. York has always lived and breathed tech, specifically helping sales people perform. With the heart of an entrepreneur and the brains of a total nerd, he has taken Moxi from the small engine that could, to 50 brokerages with over 80,000 agents that do 10% of all transactions in the U.S.
York brings 30 years of technology industry expertise to the company, including previous executive roles at Altify, Zango, InfoSpace, InterVu, Netpodium Wall Data, Attachmate, Microsoft, and the Space Needle. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Crystal Florida

Born and raised in the East Bay and currently residing in Emeryville, Crystal Florida is well-versed in East Bay real estate. Having grown-up in the real estate industry, Crystal has an unparalleled and inherent knowledge of investing in real estate. Her team has experience with project management to prepare a home for sale, making the listing process less stressful for sellers. Project management, contract knowledge, marketing, and negotiation skills all help to get sellers top dollar for their homes.

Marilyn Wilson

Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program which is focused on investing in technology companies in and around the multi-trillion dollar industries of real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services.

Constance has invested in more than 60 technology companies and helped bring them to market by partnering with over 700 executives and corporations focused on using technology and innovation to create a leading edge within their industry.  She is active on several company boards, past and present, including DocuSign [NASDAQ: DOCU], Updater [ASX:UPD], Homesnap, UrbanBound and TaskEasy and Equity Lifestyles [NYSE:ELS]. Prior to launching Moderne Ventures, Constance was the head of Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors where she launched and managed its investment arm. Constance launched the fund, Second Century Ventures (SCV) in 2008, and founded its accelerator program, REach, in 2013.

Prior to joining SCV, Constance was an investor with Cue Ball, an early and growth stage investment fund focused on the information services and consumer sectors.  Constance began her career spending 7 years on an operating capacity at technology start-ups Molecular (backed by CMGI, acquired by Isobar) and Account4.com (acquired by Lawson). Constance was a practicing real estate agent for three years prior to starting her career in technology and investing.

Jason Stoffer

Jason Stoffer joined Maveron in 2007 and is now a partner focused on investing in education, e-commerce and web-enabled consumer businesses. He is involved with the firm's investments in General Assembly, Common, TrueFacet, Everlane, CourseHero, Dolls Kill, and Dolly. Prior to joining Maveron, Jason served as senior director of strategic operations for Career Education Corp., where he co-founded and led admissions and marketing for IADT Online, a for-profit design school. He has also served as an associate at Spinnaker Ventures, an expansion-stage venture capital fund. Jason graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kofi Nartey

Kofi Nartey is the National Director of the Compass Sports & Entertainment Division. He is also a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist, guest trainer for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and head of the Nartey Group, his Southern California team.

His clients have included celebrities and athletes, including Kevin Durant, James Van der Beek, and Michael Jordan. He attended and played football at the University of California at Berkeley and later completed his MBA in the Presidential and Key Executive Program at Pepperdine University. Kofi has been a correspondent on celebrity and luxury real estate for over 100 national television and print media outlets including the WSJ, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, CBS, CNBC, NBC Sports Bloomberg, Fox Business News, ESPN, CNN Money, The Insider, and others.

He was also a regular featured agent on HGTV’s Selling LA, has made numerous appearances on Million Dollar Listing, and continues as a celebrity and luxury real estate correspondent on Hollywood Today Live. In 2017, he will release his book, "Sellebrity: How to Build a Successful Sports & Entertainment Based Business." 2017 also marked Kofi's launch of "The Sports & Entertainment Society," a network of agents, service providers, and vendors that cater to the sports and entertainment niche.

 

Shaun York

Shaun is currently the Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com and oversees a growing team of talented professionals working in real estate software development. In this position he has over 10 years of experience managing technology supporting multiple national listing portals, agent and office productivity tools, MLS listing aggregation, and back-end reporting services among other things. Shaun is an active member of RESO where he currently participates in the Internet Tracking workgroup. He is a graduate of Florida State University and currently resides in sunny Florida where he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children.

Zoe Horneck

Agile advocate. A Cappella nerd. Real estate obsessed. Mid-century modernist.

Zoe Horneck, VP of Product Marketing and Communications, is serious about connecting people through technology. She is a customer-centric global marketing and strategy leader with a proven track record of driving growth through customer insights, innovation, process optimization, and technology. Having worked for one of the top digital agencies in New York, as well as leading multiple companies through large digital transformations, Zoe brings her expertise to real estate.

Zoe became obsessed with real estate from a young age. Her path became clear when she sold her first home, FSBO, and quickly decided to get her license. Being an active agent, she understands their needs and is able to translate those needs into helping drive Coldwell Banker business goals. She is responsible for all Coldwell Banker platforms and products as well as how we effectively communicate across our network of Brokers, Managers, Agents, and corporate teams.

Although Zoe is a native New Yorker, she found the beauty in NJ, which is not an oxymoron, and now lives in Princeton NJ with her husband, two children, two very large dogs, a dog-like cat, and a bunny. On the weekend, if she's not scoping out open houses, you might find her antiquing in Lambertville, trying to find vintage mid-century modern pieces to add to her collection.

Veronica Figueroa

Veronica is the Broker Owner of RE/MAX Innovation and CEO of The Figueroa Team in Florida. She is a licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor and has been a Realtor for over 15 years. She ranks as one the Top 25 RE/MAX Team Leaders in Florida, Top 100 with NAHREP Agents and Rank's in the Top 1% of Orlando Board of Realtors. She is known for her passion in training, marketing and agent development.

Linzee Ciprani

Linzee is the Founder of Ciprani Consulting– a recruiting and training company that specializes in the field of Real Estate. This company has placed and trained over 300 talented individuals within the Real Estate world. In addition, Linzee is the Founder of Round Table Real Estate Services- a real estate team within Keller Williams that uses the processes and systems of Ciprani Consulting. Round Table was built from the ground up this year and her team is on track to close between $26,000,000- $30,000,000 in their first full year in business.

Prior to owning her own companies, Linzee was the COO/Owner of the Jesse Johnston Real Estate Team and the Listing/Operations Manager of the Matt Fetick Real Estate Team. Linzee holds a Bachelors Degree from Pennsylvania State University with a emphasis in Communications.

Vija Williams

Distinguishing yourself in a hot market like Seattle at one of the biggest real estate franchisors in the country is a tall order for most, but Vija Williams and her team at the Vija Group with Keller Williams have managed to do just that. Ranking in the top 1 percent of sales volume at Keller Williams Worldwide, Williams’ sales volume in 2015 ($48 million) was more than five times larger than her numbers in 2012.

Williams began selling homes in 2001 after a career in marketing and sales for builders and developers. After taking a little more than a year off to have her third child in 2009, she re-entered the industry in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. Speaking onstage with Gary Keller at multiple Keller Williams conferences and a host of a weekly radio show in Seattle, Williams now coaches agents and shares her story with real estate professionals across the country.

Barbara Betts

Barbara Betts, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2003.  Together with her husband they own The Betts Realty Group, a boutique brokerage located in Long Beach, California. As a Broker/Owner she has a clear focus on building a brokerage for the future, with innovative ideas, creative thinking and a family like culture.  For her entire career, she has had a philosophy of “Real Estate by Relationship” where she has consistently built a business that has resulted in a steady stream of repeat and referral business.  Recognized as a top producer, her true joy is in helping her clients reach their real estate goals, whether buying, selling, or investing. She has a passion for her industry and gives back by teaching and coaching other REALTORS® and is highly involved at the local, state and national levels.  In her spare time, you can find her at a dance event with her daughter or supporting her son in his professional baseball career.

Katie Lance

Katie is the Founder of Katie Lance Consulting – a social media and marketing firm. Katie’s clients include companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, RPM Mortgage, SmartZip and many others. Katie is also a frequent keynote speaker, a contributor to The Huffington Post and formerly was the Chief Strategist for Inman News.

Travis Robertson

Travis Robertson is CEO and Founder of Robertson Coaching International, one of the fastest growing real estate coaching and training companies in North America. Named one of the Top 25 Real Estate Coaches in 2016 by Inman, Travis has trained tens of thousands of real estate professionals across the globe on high-performance marketing, business development and team building, and is recognized as one of the leading experts on recruiting and retention strategies for this new era of real estate. Robertson Coaching International maintains an unparalleled level of excellence, and coaches some of the highest producing agents around the world.

Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Mr. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and Businessweek. In 2013, Mr. Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of “Top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.” In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Mr. Castro to the Commerce Data Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Rich DeNicola

Rich DeNicola currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, responsible for domestic and international business operations, financial management, franchise performance consulting, network engagement, and the brand’s growth strategy. Prior to his appointment in October 2017, DeNicola served as Senior Vice President of Membership Development for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, overseeing franchise sales and mergers/acquisitions efforts for the brand since 2013. During his tenure in this role, the brand more than doubled its franchised office count and expanded to sixteen new states and the Bahamas.

Before joining Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, DeNicola served as National Vice President of Franchise Sales for Coldwell Banker, overseeing the brand growth and mergers/acquisitions strategies in both the United States and Canada. DeNicola has served in a variety of sales and operational roles for Realogy Franchise Group since 2004.

Rich earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT and holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ.

Tiffany McQuaid

After just five short years of opening the doors to her independent brokerage, Tiffany has continued to grow the company and has had the honor of being recognized locally and beyond as a rising top producer and innovator in the real estate world. She has a true understanding of branding and the importance of innovation and creativity to allow the company, its Realtors and in turn, every customer and their properties stand out. Tiffany credits McQuaid & Company’s continued success to her hand-picked team approach, the brokerage’s "adding value" to real estate method of caring and relationship building, and her focus of always "giving back" to the community as a top priority.

She was the recipient of the Women’s Council of Realtors Entrepreneur of the Year Award and voted by Inman News as a Real Estate Industry Influencer in 2017. Locally Tiffany has been recognized as one of Florida Weekly Newspaper’s Power Women as well as Florida Gulf Coast University’s Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2016 and Gulfshore Life Magazine's "Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction" Award. As a brokerage, Tiffany’s firm holds big agency power, being nominated for the “Most Innovative Brokerage” award by Inman News is one of the many brokerage awards she takes great pride in. Tiffany has been blessed to be mentored for several years by Barbara Corcoran, a real estate mogul as Founder of the Corcoran Group and TV personality on the hit show Shark Tank, and believes strongly in paying it forward by mentoring others.

“At McQuaid and Company we are not about just business as usual, but are a true family at our core, with community as our foundation. We take great pride in applying a unique and different angle to everything the company does, truly taking it to the Mth degree…” #TeamMcQuaid

Andrew Flachner

Andrew Flachner is CEO and Co-Founder of RealScout, a startup that empowers agents with a branded, collaborative home search platform. To date, RealScout powered billions of dollars in transactions for thousands of agents and the industry's leading brokerages.

Andrew is consistently featured as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News and was recently honored as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40.

Melody Foster

Melody brings more than 20 years of real estate marketing experience and a deep understanding of technology platforms to the Zephyr Real Estate team. In addition to overseeing all advertising, branding and marketing initiatives for Zephyr, she's also on the forefront of identifying and integrating new marketech platforms and initiatives for the company. As marketing and technology continue to further entwine, she and her team work closely with Zephyr's technology team to advance the space where technology and marketing seamlessly grow and thrive. Previously, she worked at Paragon Real Estate Group and Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate.

Sarah Kirsch Richardson

Sarah Kirsch Richardson has become one of the preeminent leaders of residential real estate in the Phoenix-valley. As Founder and CEO of the rapidly growing brokerage Tru Realty, she is responsible for the multiple growth avenues the company is pursuing. Sarah began Tru Realty in 2010 to take advantage of an unexploited change in the Arizona marketplace, the shift from auction-centric to MLS-centric fix/flip deal flow. Sarah also delivers to traditional Buyers and Sellers and has implemented a proprietary training curriculum for agents directly out of real estate school.  Operationally Sarah has fully integrated and transformed Tru Realty digitally and provides full service marketing solutions to her agents at a fraction of the cost of a  traditional brokerage model.

Rivers Pearce

Director of Industry Relations for BoomTown, an online real estate platform based in Charleston, SC. Rivers has over 10 years experience in the online marketing and advertising space, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies across the e-commerce, travel and real estate verticals.

After receiving a degree in Philosophy from the Honors Program at The College of Charleston, Rivers promptly joined a band and crisscrossed the US for 5 straight years. Tiring of the constant travel, he landed in Atlanta when someone gave him a break in the nascent search engine marketing world in the early 2000’s. Immediately falling in love with SEM, he found a home at the digital marketing agency 360i, where he worked his way up the ladder to manage pay per click and SEO campaigns for several notable Fortune 500 accounts.

In early 2010, he came to BoomTown to start their Search Engine Marketing department. Applying many agency best practices, he has helped scale BoomTown’s client base from 70 to well over 2500 clients. He has also served as their Director of Client Success, and Director of Digital Marketing & Strategy.

Cara Whitley

Cara Whitley was named global chief marketing officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC on September 21, 2015. In her role, Whitley leads the marketing, advertising and digital media efforts for the world’s largest real estate franchise organization of approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated offices and more than 100,000 sales professionals in 78 countries and territories worldwide. Whitley, a 20-year veteran of loyalty marketing, business development, strategy and change management, will report directly to Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer.

Whitley comes to the brand with extensive experience in leading marketing teams in a global and multi-cultural environment. She is a highly-accomplished marketing executive with an extensive background in:
• Consumer-based marketing
• Franchise systems and marketing funds
• Digital and social media platforms
• Advertising and promotions
• Brand management
• Customer relationship management
• Partnership development, training, and analytical modelling and,
market segmentation strategy

Whitley joins CENTURY 21 after serving as chief marketing officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings/KSL Capital Partners in Lake Tahoe (CA), a position she held since October 2013. While there, Whitley led the integration of two brands to form a unified value proposition including their digital strategy and brand promise.

Previously, she served as a vice president for some of the world’s largest multinational corporations including American Express, Epsilon and Hilton Hotels Corporation. As Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Global Loyalty for American Express, Cara was a key member of the strategic team behind the Plenti program, a marketing platform designed to transform the U.S. loyalty landscape in conjunction with key strategic partners.

For Hilton Hotels Corporation, Whitley served as Vice President, Customer Loyalty, Global Partnerships and International Marketing where she influenced decisions on distribution, third party relationships, their loyalty program, and corporate strategies. She served on the International Operations Committee and played an integral role in the development of new markets and customer acquisition. Additionally, she was responsible for developing the marketing strategy for all regions (international and outbound US).

Whitley earned her B.S. degree in Communications from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She is an avid skier, runner and hiker, and enjoys cooking, golf and yoga.

Zain Memon

Zain has worked in real estate tech since 2009 when he went through Y Combinator with a startup called Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Most recently, Zain led engineering at Lovely, and now works at Opendoor.

Anthony Lamacchia

Anthony Lamacchia is Broker/Owner of Lamacchia Realty Inc an independent full service real estate brokerage just outside of Boston. Anthony started his career as a single agent and grew his business into a team, then a power team that was Top 50 in Real Trends Nationally 5 years in a row before transitioning into brokerage. Today Anthony leads an 85-agent brokerage that will close over 1,000 transactions for over 400 million dollars in Sales Volume in 2017. Anthony credits his consistent growth of his company to continuous training of its agents that he now offers via Go to Web to other brokerages around the country, heavy marketing and a custom-built CRM that he had built on the Salesforce platform. Anthony is very involved with the local, state and the National Association of Realtors where he is on many committees. He is also a Zillow Advisory Board member. Anthony is known for running a very structured company that can run without him when he is traveling. Anthony is a regular Real Estate expert across all major Boston TV stations where he has done over 200 live TV news segments in the last 7 years. To learn more about me and my company visit my bio page on our website: https://www.lamacchiarealty.com/anthony-lamacchia-profile/

Katie Clancy

Katie Clancy's team, The Cape House, is among the top 3% of producers on Cape Cod Massachusetts, but she didn't start there. Pregnant with her fourth child, Katie started in the industry just as the country plunged into the recession. Forced to work with an almost non-existent budget she built her business leveraging established relationships and building new ones. Today The Cape House clients still find her almost by exclusively word of mouth, which yields business that is not only profitable, but also deeply gratifying.

Glenn Kelman

Glenn Kelman has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 2006 after serving in a number of executive-level roles since 2005. Before joining us, Mr. Kelman was the co-founder of Plumtree Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise portal software products, where he served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management from 1997 to 2004. Mr. Kelman holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley. We believe that Mr. Kelman’s deep understanding of our company and his real estate industry experience qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Craig McClelland

McClelland was a top Realtor before starting a small independent firm in Atlanta after his first year in the business. He grew it to over 20 offices with 1,100 agent before selling the company at the end of 2007. McClelland joined Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers in April of 2008 as the Director of Strategic Growth. McClelland was named Chief Operating Officer in 2013. McClelland is also an Inman News contributor and a board member for HomeSnap and the Broker Public Portal. He also serves as an investor and advisor to the technology company Brytecore.

JD Ross

JD is Opendoor's co-founder, focused on developing better experiences for home sellers and buyers. He has led the company’s growth team and product teams. Previously, as VP Product at Addepar, he launched products that brought over $100 billion in assets onto the technology platform.

Matt Harris

Matt started his investing career at Bain Capital private equity in 1995, having worked previously at Bain & Company, and attended Williams College, where he majored in rugby. In 2000, Matt founded Village Ventures, which he ran for 12 years and where he focused on early-stage fintech investing. In 2012 he rejoined Bain Capital Ventures.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending any free moments with his wife, Jessica, and their five children. Matt serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, a regional theater associated with Williams College. He is a Senior Advisor to Endeavor, an organization leading the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. He is obsessed with military history, and some day will write a book connecting the strategy and tactics of insurgency with what he has learned about entrepreneurship.

Jason Frazier

Frazier, aka The Real Estate CIO, has more than 20 years of expertise in marketing, social media, technology startups and venture capital, holding various senior-level positions. He has been blessed to work for and alongside the most talented innovators, disrupters, and visionaries of Silicon Valley, affectionally known as “The PayPal Mafia”. Frazier was chosen as HousingWire’s Young Rising Star in 2016, their Vanguard Award Winner in 2017, and is now one of their featured authors. In 2016 & 2017 he was honored to be named as one of the Top 50 Connected Mortgage Professionals by National Mortgage Professionals Magazine. Frazier also serves as Executive Advisor to Blend, NEST, Frontdoor, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage and co-founded one of the Top Social Media & Marketing Focused Real Estate Facebook Groups called The Snappack.

Eric Eckardt

A versatile executive and accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years professional experience comprised of working in investment banking, launching new online business ventures, and leading global teams.

Since departing Investment Banking in 2004, launched several startup companies including an online real estate brokerage firm, mortgage company, high-end retail brand (eCommerce), online crowd funding platform and advisory financial intermediary working with companies in raising capital through direct public offerings.

Featured in numerous publications and broadcast media including: CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, MarketWatch, Reuters, Yahoo! News, Inman News, Investor's Business Daily, The Huffington Post, MorningStar, The Joe Fairless Show, The Washington Post, Business Review, NerdWallet, RISMedia, The MReport, and others. He is also the author of The Digital Home Seller & Online Real Estate Trends publication.

Specialties: Real estate, investment banking, and passionate entrepreneur with proven results in corporate development, sales, and strategy. Sound financial background as a credit trained financial analyst with former transaction experience in senior bank financings for acquisitions, mergers, leveraged buyouts, and joint ventures for Fortune 500 and middle market companies.

Madan Nagaldinne

Madan is widely recognized as a People, Talent, Rewards and Human Resources leader with 20+ years of Human resources experience spanning long and meaningful stints in world class organizations like Facebook, Amazon, KLA-Tencor donning HR leadership roles across multiple businesses, countries and regions.

An industry expert on how the digital world is shaping people practices and changing organizations, he is widely consulted on this topic and is a sought-after keynote speaker on the role of HR in a mobile-centric world and sits on the board of 3 other companies. He is an advisory board member at Ionic Security which is a pioneer in cryptography and data security out of Atlanta (www.ionic.com) and an adviser to the CEO and leadership team at Novus Inc, a leader in hedge fund analytic and data solutions out of New York (www.novus.com). He also serves as an adviser to the SP Jain School of Management in Singapore and Forbes ranked S P Jain School of Global Management #10 in the world.

Madan is currently the chief people officer at Compass (www.compass.com), one of the leading real estate technology firms in the US. Compass just raised over half a billion dollars in Series E funding from Softbank and Fidelity. Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

Prior to his current role as the Chief People Officer for Compass, Madan has spent nearly 6 years with Facebook, Inc. as the Head of HR – Asia Pacific and the HR Leader in New York. He started with them in Singapore as the Head of HR for APAC and led Facebook’s expansion in APAC across 14 different countries and in the process helped create a thriving multi-billion dollar business for them. Prior to Facebook, Madan led Amazon’s expansion into Asia leading a 100+ member HR team across engineering, operations, customer support etc. Before Amazon, Madan spent over 8 years in the bay area leading HR team at both large, publicly listed companies, like KLA-Tencor a leader in the semi-conductor space and mid-size startups in the bay areas.

Madan is an engineer by training and then changed careers early on to move into HR. He then went to study at the London School of Economics and has a Master’s degree in Human Resources (Personnel Management and Industrial relations)

Clelia Peters

Rye Barcott

Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Tara-Nicholle Nelson is on a mission to help 100 million people live lives of freedom, growth and joy. She is the Founder and CEO of SoulTour, a personal growth school and spiritual community. Tara is the author of The Transformational Consumer, and she led marketing at MyFitnessPal from 45 million to 100 million customers and through the company's acquisition by Under Armour.

Shawn Cunningham

Shawn's relationship with real estate started very early, entering the industry at the age of 17 as a marketing intern.  He attended Howard Brinton's Star Power Conference before even being old enough to get a license, and learned the value of sharing and the limitless success available in real estate.  Licensed at 19, and real estate team owner at 22, Shawn and his brother Kyle founded Cunningham Group in 2008 at age 25.

Cunningham Real Estate Group is now a sales and property management operation that consistently ranks among the highest grossing in the state for RE/MAX.  In addition to managing nearly hundreds of properties, Cunningham Group works to grow a business that has core values of family, community service and integrity.

Shawn is the past president for  Nevada CRS (now RRC), has served on Forms, YPN and Community Outreach committees and currently serves on the board of directors for Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS, board of directors for Nevada Association of REALTORS,  and the board of directors for Resident Real Estate Council (formerly Council of Residential Specialists).  Shawn loves food, traveling the world and all things UNLV Rebels.

Kulveer Taggar

Kulveer began his career at Deutsche Bank in London, interning first as an 18 year old Research Assistant for the Chief UK Economist, and then graduating into the Global Markets Division where he worked in sales and trading. After 4 years with Deutsche, he left to focus full-time on his first startup, an online marketplace for students that he had started at Oxford. He raised investment from Y Combinator, becoming the first international and non-technical founder they funded in 2006.

He moved to the United States and started work on Auctomatic, a company aimed at making running businesses on eBay easier. After a year and a half, Taggar sold the company to Live Current Media, a public company based in Vancouver, Canada.

His latest endeavor, Zeus Living, is focused on redefining corporate housing. The idea had its origins in property management. After struggling to rent out a house, Kulveer had the idea to create a service where other struggling landlords can immediately sign a lease with Zeus, having their rent guaranteed each month with peace of mind that isn’t usually afforded by traditional property managers.

Zeus then furnishes and designs the unit, and rents it out to corporate executives for stays longer than 30 days. It’s great for business travellers who need flexible, beautiful, furnished space.

Ryan Green

Ryan has been with Move since 2006 and currently holds the position of Vice President of Product and General Manager of Move’s CRM Business.

Since joining MOVE, Ryan has been responsible for mobility applications, third party development ventures and integration's, MOVE’s platform initiatives and MOVE’s lead generation and advertising products.  Previously, Ryan served as a Sr. Technical Trainer and Platform Program Manager for Pivotal CRM, now CDC Software.

Ryan holds a Business/Commerce degree from University of Victoria.

KB Walter

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is the President of Stribling & Associates, a family-run business and New York City’s premiere boutique residential brokerage firm specializing in the sales and marketing of exceptional resale properties (coop, condo) and new developments. Elizabeth Ann manages the firm’s day-to-day operations and leads Stribling’s business expansion and development initiatives, from implementing new technologies and market data programs to global outreach and referral partnerships with affiliate firms in diverse national and international markets. Prior to her role as President, Elizabeth Ann was an executive vice president and director of marketing and business development. She joined Stribling & Associates in 2006 after working for two years in San Francisco with a top producer at Pacific Union GMAC. She was born and raised in NYC.

Elizabeth Ann is an expert on residential real estate and travels throughout the world and country to represent the company at meetings and conferences across a variety of industries, offering her expertise on topics including marketing and sales, business development, social media, technology, residential new development, emerging markets, real estate investment, among other topics.

Kye Sampson

Kye Sampson is a 9 year Houston Realtor who is also the owner of Sampson Management LLC, a Property Management firm located in Houston TX. She originally started her career as a Commercial Bank Manager and now serves as a Residential/Commercial Realtor and Investor. Kye currently serves on the Houston Association of Realtor’s Young Professionals Network Advisory Board as the voice and advocate for young professional Realtors. She also serves as a member of The HAR 2017 Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee. Kye is a recurring contributor with HGTV and has been awarded as Top Producer, Executive Circle, Texas Real Estate Leadership Program along with Houston’s 40 under 40 Professional Women and Women on the Rise awards. Kye loves to volunteer and is passionate about service to others. She is also a proud mother and devoted wife. Going through the challenges of having a premature child being born at 6 months 1.lb 4.oz she is teaching her 6-year-old “Miracle” daughter Madison what it means to be an entrepreneur, strong woman and decision maker. Madison along with co-author Kye has published her first of 5 children’s books titled “MY Mirror and Me, I Can be anything I want to be” as seen on local media channels such as Fox News26. Kye and Madison have formed a nonprofit organization, which empowers children to create positive images of themselves and high self-esteem. Overall Kye Sampson is recognized and respected as a high-level producer in her field and is eager to offer her services for all of your Real Estate needs.

Chris Pollinger

Chris Pollinger is a senior sales and operational executive skilled in strategic leadership, culture building, business planning, sales, marketing, acquisitions, operations, recruiting, and team building. An entrepreneur at heart, his pragmatic and street fighter style drives low cost/high yield creative solutions to drive the bottom line. With 20 years real estate management and executive experience, he delivers a proven track record of improving ROI, sales revenue, operational efficiency and achieving company growth through strategic analysis, planning, and execution.

He is a nationally recognized speaker, motivator and coach who has created a unique and proprietary system specializing in helping real estate professionals make the paradigm shift from success into significance through building a stable, profitable and saleable businesses, breaking through their personal and business barriers while re-orienting around their core values and strengths.  He is the creator of the Mastery Coaching, Performance Coaching, and Legacy Coaching systems that has set the standard within the real estate industry elite.

Rett Harmon

Rett Harmon is a thought leader, community advocate, and contributor to the real estate industry. He is both an active agent and co-owner of Century 21 Novus Realty.  Rett began selling real estate in 2001 while attending the UWG where he earned his B.B.A in Real Estate. C21 Novus is currently growing with 37 agents, 10 staff, and over 500 properties under management.  Rett enjoys sharing relevant best practices through video, contributing to real estate publications, and speaking at industry events. He is an Eagle Scout, has ownership in 9 companies, and is passionate about Reels for Easter Seals. Rett and his wife Jenn, stay on the go with their three children.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating and spending time outdoors.

Patricia Nakache

Patricia Nakache invests in early-stage consumer and business services tech startups with investments in Bevi, EAT Club, Mayvenn, Owler, thredUP, and Turo, and previous investments in Care.com (CRCM), LoopNet (LOOP), PayScale (acq. Warburg Pincus), and Sabrix (acq. Thomson Reuters), among others.
Before Trinity, Patricia worked at McKinsey & Company and contributed to FORTUNE magazine. She earned an M.B.A from Stanford University and an A.B. from Harvard University.

Robert Cruz

Mr. Cruz is a dynamic and poised professional with over fifteen years of management and leadership experience in a variety of fields. Responsibilities have encompassed the areas of advertising, marketing, business strategy, and technical assistance, special projects and financial processes; interviewing and evaluating staff; as well as representing the organization as an advocate and liaison with community organizations, private industry and local governments.  Mr. Cruz is a gifted leader with excellent communication, presentation, analytical, negotiation, organizational and innovation skills. Expertise in: regional sales with an emphasis in Hispanic communities, strategic growth and managing daily relationships with employees, peers and business partners.

Steven David Elliot

Steven David Elliot created the Rockstar Connect program through years of experimentation and implementation. His networking events are legendary and he is nationally known for his innovation in the field of Business Networking. His Meetup North Hills Networking has been recognized as one of the “most successful and active in the world”, boasting 20,000 members. Rockstar Connect is based on his philosophy of you have to “give-in-order-to-get”. He teaches that, through altruistic acts, you will be rewarded with material and spiritual abundance. As a REALTOR®, sales person, connector, coach, and marketing guru he has harnessed his ability to find options and solutions, limit them to the best, and help his clients select the outcomes to achieve their goals.

Alissa Harper

Alissa is a real estate tech industry vet with over 15 years experience, including 3 acquisitions, at some of the fastest growing tech companies in the space. With roots in residential real estate and a passion for driving growth through strategic partnerships, Alissa has helped create and execute enterprise deals with the nation's largest brokers and franchise brands for companies like: RealtyGenerator, Market Leader, Trulia and Zillow Group.

Alissa currently serves as VP of Growth at Buyside, leading sales and marketing initiatives for the rapidly expanding startup. Buyside now powers the top ranked brokerage firms in the country helping them leverage their data to capture seller leads, win listings and close more transactions in house.

Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson, ZapLabs President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations. As a 16-year veteran of ZapLabs, Jamie has helped lead the company toward developing an award-winning website, a robust customer engagement platform, and engaging mobile products since his arrival. Prior to taking on the role of CEO, he served as Senior Vice President of Technology, directing product development and technology efforts.

Sahil Gupta

Sahil Gupta is the Co-founder and CEO of Patch Homes, a financial institution that helps consumers access affordable home financing solutions. Sahil's passion for developing innovative ways to redefine traditional products, led him to co-found Patch Homes with Sundeep, a long-time real estate operator. Patch Homes offers a debt-free HELOC alternative that empowers homeowners to access home equity without any interest or monthly payments. Previously, Sahil has spent a decade leading product development and business strategy for fintech start-ups such as Motif Investing (backed by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan) and YCombinator backed Sliced. Sahil also worked at Mellon Capital, a $400 billion investment firm managing investments for large pensions and endowments. He holds a Master's degree in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business.

Sam Devyver

Samuel is a serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco, who has worked & launched companies in eight countries and is now the co-founder and CEO of Upcall. Upcall is backed by Y Combinator & top-tier investors and is disrupting the call outsourcing industry, by offering instant access to Top 3% U.S. callers "on-demand" for real estate calls.

Drew Oetting

Drew Oetting is the co-founder and Managing Partner at 8VC, a Silicon Valley based venture capital fund which manages over $2.5B. At 8VC he focuses on software and bio-IT investments. He has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in early and mid stage technologies and his investments have produced billions in enterprise value. He serves as a board director to over a dozen technology companies. Drew is a co-founder of Affinity and Anduin Technologies and is a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient.

Drew also serves on the Competitiveness Council of Cerberus Capital, a $30B private equity fund where he advises on the impact of technology on their portfolio.
Drew a board member of Thorn, a non-profit which builds technology to prevent child trafficking and LivingOnOne, a impact film making studio. He is a board trustee for the Claremont McKenna Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a board trustee for the Robert Day Financial Economics Institute.
Drew grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and attended Claremont McKenna College where he received degrees in math and economics.

Shaival Shah

Shaival is the co-founder, CEO of Ribbon. He has 20 years of experience in technology, finance and real estate, with a focus on building platforms that connect ecosystem members. Previously, Shaival was at LendingClub, eBay, Hunch and Salomon Brothers. He graduated from UC Berkeley and was named the President’s Fellow. Shaival grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in NYC with his wife and two young daughters.

Justin Wilson

Ben Kinney

Ben Kinney is a nationally-known entrepreneur, professional speaker, trainer, author, innovator and mega real estate agent, but prefers the title of “nice guy.” In the last few years he has personally trained over 100,000 business owners via conferences, classes, and webinars. Ben owns and operates multiple Keller Williams Realty Franchises, 17 Real Estate expansion teams across North America, 7 software companies, and the Ben Kinney Training Organization

Jonathan Martis

Jonathan Martis is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kleard. As an active REALTOR® in the Seattle area, Jonathan noticed that real estate safety and lead generation could be drastically improved, and thus Kleard was born. Kleard incorprates dual on-the-spot verification for showings and open houses which gives agents the sense of security they want, while generating in-person quality leads at the same time.

Kleard believes real estate agents are irreplaceable and our business model centers around using technology to help keep agents safe and provide more opportunities for them to be successful.

Jim Riccitelli

Jim is a tenacious creator and likes to build things from scratch. He has more than two decades experience in financial services, including investment banking, venture capital, commercial and residential real estate lending and long-only equity investment management. In addition to his financial services experience, Jim also has a parallel career as a professional musician playing the piano and keyboards. Before Unison, Jim was a Director at Nomura Securities where he held senior roles in the commercial lending business and managed a fund that supported the growth of financial service companies. Jim’s professional musical career has taken him around the globe playing in venues like The Royal Albert Hall in London, in stadiums of front of large crowds of 150,000+ and even on many TV shows like The Tonight Show. He holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Iona College and a MBA from Columbia Business School with Beta Gamma Sigma honors and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Jim lives in The Bay Area, is married, and has a young son.

Jason Binab

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