Metrolist chooses new CEO
Looks like Metrolist has decided on Kirby Slunaker as its new CEO. Sluaker was named the “interim” COO when Pat Bybee‘s departure was announced.
Not sure about you but its going to be hard to imagine Metrolist without Pat.
Speaking of open MLS CEO positions, still no word on ARMLS. Bob Bemis left to join Zillow and I haven’t heard whether they are looking to promote internally or do a formal CEO search. I’ve got some ideas on candidates, but I’ll save that for another post. : )
Full Press Release Below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METROLIST NAMES SLUNAKER AS PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Colorado’s largest MLS selects local executive for top position
Denver, CO – April 2, 2012 – Metrolist® announced that Kirby Slunaker has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective March 13, 2012.
“In Kirby, we have chosen a seasoned business leader to continue our transition as a high quality service-oriented organization serving Colorado Realtors®,” stated James T. Wanzeck, Metrolist Board Chairman. “Kirby has deep experience in transforming and leading top companies, such as VISA USA, eBags, FedEx, MDC Holdings, and, most recently, Pendum LLC. With an executive of this caliber, we’re extremely well positioned to take the company to a new level.”
Slunaker was chosen as interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) in November 2011, and was integral in establishing a strategic partnership between Metrolist and Hillside Software, a Denver market leader in real estate software. Under Slunaker’s leadership, Metrolist re-launched its public website, www.recolorado.com, providing the most comprehensive and accurate home search website for the greater Denver market.
As a strong proponent of “Green housing” initiatives, Slunaker also lead the effort to join Colorado state’s initiative to “green the MLS”, spearheaded by the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO). Launched in early March, energy/green features are now included in the MLS along with the state recommended Green Features Addendum (GFA).
“Kirby’s accomplishments as the interim COO made him the clear choice as President and CEO,” said Wanzeck. “We’re confident in his ability to fully execute our long-term strategies.”
Slunaker is a former Chairman of and currently serves on, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Colorado Technology Association (formerly CSIA), Colorado’s premier technology trade association.
Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at www.metrolist.com.
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