UtahRealEstate.com seeks new CEO.
Back when I wrote that Rebecca Jensen had taken the CEO position at MRED, LLC. I failed to mention that they had already announced an interim President and CEO, Joseph Szurgyi. Joseph has been with UtahRealEstate.com since 2007 and most recently served as their Director of Operations.
But the search for a replacement CEO is underway.
Rebecca steps in to a very different gig at MRED. At UtahRealEstate.com she basically ran a software company (due to their proprietery MLS system). At MRED they have a MLS vendor, dynaconnections. Since dynaconections is a relatively smaller player I think it will be a great match for Rebecca. They always rank very high on customer satisfaction surveys.
It got me thinking if UtahRealEstate.com will stay on the path with hosting their own “home-grown” MLS system. Then, this morning, I received the final job description from UtahRealEstate.com for the search of a new CEO, and it states,
“UtahRealEstate.com considers itself a technology company and provides MLS services; and it is not mandatory that the CEO be a programmer or have extensive programming experience.”
So that seems to confirm that they do want to stay independent of an MLS vendor. Certainly their are great examples of this happening successfully out there, TheMLS/CLAW, RMLS, MLSPIN and IRES, come to mind.
The bigger takeaway for me is that this is not just another MLS Exec gig. And whomever takes over Rebecca’s position has some tough Anne Klein’s to fill.