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 a serial entrepreneur, long time industry tech executive and thought leader. Alon most recently served as the Chief Information Officer at HomeServices of America, following highly successful exits as Trulia’s Vice President of Industry Services and iHomefinder’s Chief Executive Officer. As an online real estate pioneer, Alon developed software solutions and data services for agents, brokerages, and MLSs, along with online products helping consumers achieve the dream of home ownership. Alon has served as a Director and VIce Chairman of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), a Manager on the Board of Managers at Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), and a variety of technology companies as a board member, advisor, and investor.
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.
Chad is President and Owner of RE/MAX Suburban and Precision Title Company in Illinois. In 2015 RE/MAX Suburban and Precision Title Company was recognized as the No. 1 RE/MAX in Illinois and the No. 14 largest RE/MAX by volume in the country. Chad and his wife and co-owner Sarah Gilbert were honored in 2016 with RE/MAX’s “Above the Crowd!” award, which recognizes individuals for their commitment to the RE/MAX brand within their office, the RE/MAX network and their community.
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).
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.
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.
Donna is President of Residential Real Estate for F.C. Tucker Company. With over 1,500 agents statewide and over $3.2 billion in sales, F.C. Tucker Company is the largest independent real estate firm in Indiana. Donna has been with F.C. Tucker Company for over 25 years. She was named Executive VP in 2007 and President of the Residential Division 2016, and is also the first female executive of the company.
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.
Jason is Vice President (VP) of Industry at Austin, TX-based Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. He is also the co-founder of Metrix Coaching and Training, a real estate-specific coaching company exclusively focused on team building and technology strategies to drive an agent-centric consumer experience. Jason has over 18 years working experience in the residential real estate business and is a third generation real estate professional.
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.
Nick is the Vice President of Technology at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. He works closely with the executive team overseeing all IT operations and technology initiatives in support of the company’s growth, which has helped it become the third-largest brokerage firm in the United States. Before joining Howard Hanna in 2014, Nick served in key strategic, operational, and technical positions at a large global law firm for more than 13 years.
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.
Stan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) and ACTRIS, which provides MLS services to over 15,000 subscribers in Austin, Texas. Stan has worked in the MLS industry since 2004, providing a strong combination of product management and operational expertise to organizations. He currently serves on The MLS Grid Board of Directors, NAR’s Leading Edge Advisory group, and was appointed by the Council of MLS to serve on the MLS Technology and Emerging Issue Advisory Board beginning in 2020.
Tom is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty in southwestern Pennsylvania, as well as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services in northeastern Ohio. With over 1,800 agents and 54 offices, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services are both ranked No. 1 in market share in their region. Tom has been in the real estate industry for over 26 years and currently serves as President and board member of West Penn Multi List, as well as board and executive committee member for UpstreamRE.