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Kevin Hughes joins Black Knight MLS to lead sales. Rich Lombardi also joins to lead data effort.

Word on the street is that Black Knight’s MLS division has made two new key hires.

Joining the Black Knight team will be industry vet Kevin Hughes. Kevin had recently done posts at CSS and CEO of BoxMLS. Before that Kevin was a founder and did sales for Clareity Security. Clareity was acquired by CoreLogic in 2017.

Word is Kevin will be in charge of all MLS sales and Business Development.

Also joining BK is Richard Lombardi will serve as senior vice president for Data Strategy & Innovation. Rich served as the chief operating officer of ATTOM Data Solutions, before that he was vice president of Data Solutions and Licensing at CoreLogic, responsible for overall sales strategy and field engagement within the National Licensing division.

This news follows after last month’s announcement that Bill Andrews and Annette Sheffler had also joined the company. Bill had recently left Remine and Annette had recently left Sentrilock.

It’s been said by a lot of folks in the industry, you gotta play defense, but at some point, you gotta start playing offense. Chip McAvoy is clearly drawing a few circles on the chalkboard. The Black Knight team has a lot of confidence is there new Paragon Connect product/strategy and making moves to capitalize on it.

Huge congrats to Kevin. He has such a great spirit and I wish him well in his new role.

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