John is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NorthstarMLS, a regional MLS serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. He is an industry veteran whose diverse experience includes leadership roles with Moore Data Management Systems as President of the Canadian division and later as Vice President (VP) of Sales and Marketing for North America and VP, General Manager of Cyberhomes, one of the earliest online real estate portals. Before joining NorthstarMLS, he led a technology start-up that developed automated showing technologies.
Alon is Chief Information Officer (CIO) of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Previously he served as Trulia’s Vice President (VP) of Industry Services and was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iHomefinder, an online real estate pioneer providing software solutions and data services to agents, brokerages, and MLSs. Alon serves as a Director on the Board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
Craig is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, which has 26 locations and more than 2,000 real estate agents serving the Greater Atlanta area. He joined the company in 2008 as Director of Strategic Growth and was named COO in 2013. Today Craig also serves as an investor and advisor to the technology company Brytecore.
Paul is Broker/Owner of RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington, IL and RE/MAX NOW in Lake Barrington, IL with 43 affiliated brokers. He began his career as an agent with RE/MAX in Barrington in 1987 and in 2002 purchased the real estate office. Paul acquired a Lake Barrington independent real estate office in 2012 and created RE/MAX NOW. He is the past Treasurer of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) and currently serves as its Vice Chair.
Tim is President of Mid America Regional Information Systems (MARIS), an MLS that provides business solutions for Missouri and Illinois REALTORS® with 13 associations, 58 counties, and over 13,000 members. Previously, he was the MLS Director of Austin Board of REALTORS® and the Executive Director of Southwestern Illinois Regional MLS (SIR MLS). Tim serves on a variety of executive boards, including the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), MLS Grid and the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). He was recently recognized on the SP2018 Emerging Leaders list and has placed his fingerprints on many national initiatives impacting the professional real estate community.
Andy is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the family real estate company now doing business under the banner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate. First licensed in 1968, while a junior in college, he rejoined the company in 1973, after law school, and has been responsible for guiding the company since 1980. The company owns a mortgage company, and is a joint venture partner in a title company. He has served on several industry boards and was President of a MLS and RELO Direct®, the predecessor of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE).
Betty is Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Ebby Halliday Companies. Ebby Halliday Companies includes three residential real estate brands as well as affiliated title, insurance and mortgage companies. With 1,850 agents covering more than 12,000 square miles of North Texas, Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas. Betty also serves as the Broker of Record and Vice President (VP) on the Board of Directors at parent company Ebby Halliday, Inc. Betty started her real estate career in 1975 and since then has received multiple accolades including Certified Residential Brokerage Manager (CRB) from the REALTORS National Marketing Institute and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).
Bill is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MetroList Services, Inc., Northern California’s largest MLS covering 10,000 sq. miles and more than 19,000 subscribers. Before being named CEO, Bill was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at MetroList where he was responsible for day-to-day operational management. Bill’s background in technology brought him to MetroList to help transform the region’s MLS into a true technology company. Prior to joining MetroList, Bill began his technology career at IBM where he held management positions in sales, marketing, and product development.
Chelsea is the Vice President (VP) of Recruiting, Partner Programs and MLS Relations at Redfin. She is responsible for recruiting top talent for both the real estate and operations side of Redfin’s business as well as managing the teams that are responsible for launching brokerage operations in new locations, on-boarding new MLSs and data feeds, and maintaining Redfin’s compliance with licensing and data syndication standards. Chelsea began her career at Redfin in 2007 as a Transaction Coordinator and since then has overseen a variety of strategic projects.
Christina is the District Sales Manager of The Keyes Company’s Brickell office. Since joining The Keyes Company in 2011, Christina has annually doubled her year-over-year sales performance. Her impact on the firm includes creating a course on leveraging social media for business and taking control of Keyes Next Gen – a program that develops younger realtors. Christina holds a number of leadership positions including Residential President for the MIAMI Association of Realtors and Global Business Council Vice Chair for Florida Realtors.
Craig is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Realty Alliance. He coordinates the network’s significant influence on industry policy in conjunction with major industry organizations, leverages the group’s size and market strength to negotiate favorable agreements with providers, and coordinates networking programs for member firm representatives. Craig has built his reputation over 27 years of experience in leadership roles for The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) and for The Realty Alliance.
Gurtej is the Chief Information and Operations Officer (CIOO) of the Crye-Leike Group of Companies. Gurtej has worked at Crye-Leike in various roles since 1994. He currently has the responsibility of ensuring that all of the company’s business units utilize the best systems and processes to operate in the most effective and productive manner. He has also been on the Board of Managers for UpstreamRE since 2016.
Joan is the President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. Joan has been instrumental in the growth and profitability of the company, which is the largest single market brokerage in the United States servicing Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Joan serves as the Vice President (VP) on the Board of Trustees of Fox & Roach Charities. She is also the Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of The Realty Alliance and is Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of Bright MLS.
Merle is Chairman of New York State for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. In 2016, after growing one of the top 10 firms in America, Merle sold both RealtyUSA and 1st Priority Mortgage to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, helping Howard Hanna become the third largest brokerage firm in America. Merle is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) leadership team and previously served several terms on the Executive Committee and the Real Estate Services Advisory Board.
Neil is Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Keller Williams where he is responsible for leading the talented teams that bring Keller Williams’ tech products to life. Neil has over 25-years of experience in the technology industry, and over the years has built a wide range of software products and developed a skill for translating corporate strategy into tactical deliverables. Prior to Keller Williams, Neil was Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product at Aurea Software and as well as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President (VP) of Product Management for the Motive Customer Experience business unit at Alcatel-Lucent. Neil currently serves on the Board of Directors for XCellAir, Inc., and is the Founding President of the Heart of Texas Robotics & STEM, Inc., a nonprofit that offers hands-on learning opportunities for K-12 students and organizes citywide robotics events in Austin, Texas.
Pat has more than 20 years of real estate sales and leadership experience in the greater Sacramento area. As President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lyon Real Estate, Pat’s strong leadership skills turn long-term goals into solid action plans and ensure that the entire leadership team remains focused on results. Pat previously served as Managing Director and President of Mason-McDuffie, one of the largest brokerages in California. In 2017, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE).
Rebecca is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to over 45,000 subscribers. Rebecca has worked in the MLS industry since 1998, and has spent over a decade as an MLS CEO. She serves on the Council of MLSs and is the Board Chair of The MLS Grid. Additionally, she serves on committees for The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Illinois Realtors, COVE MLS Group and UpstreamRE.