Move, Inc. has promoted Luke Glass to the new position of executive vice president of industry platforms. Glass is responsible for leading the company's real estate industry relations efforts and supporting Move's industry strategy.
Michael Kane is promoted to senior vice president of Move's Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses, in an expanded role that includes leadership of the company's SaaS offerings including TigerLead®, Top Producer® and FiveStreetSM as well as Move's Market Snapshot, real estate website, and Internet Data Exchange (IDX) products.
Celeste Starchild is promoted to vice president and general manager of ListHub, the leading U.S. property listing syndication and centralized real estate intelligence platform, which Glass had managed for Move since 2010. ListHub distributes content from more than 500 content sources to more than 130 publishers. Today approximately 50,000 brokers use ListHub's platform. ListHub also offers access to a global network of 91 publishers in 41 countries, including China's leading listing portal, SouFun Holdings Limited.
"Luke, Michael and Celeste have grown and improved Move's business services with strong leadership, integrity, expertise and passion so we are delighted they will continue to lead and build our relationships with our partners and customers," said Steve Berkowitz, Move's chief executive officer and director. "Their promotions are examples of the depth of executive leadership within our company."
Glass now leads Move's mission of providing the platforms required for agents, brokers, franchisors and multiple listing services (MLSs) to best serve consumers' evolving housing needs. Move will enhance its vital role within the industry, expanding the ListHub platform to streamline the processes by which data is accessed, stored and distributed, as well as measure the inherent exchange of value in providing residential listings and other content to third parties.
Under Glass's leadership, ListHub became the dominant industry platform for residential listing content syndication, which provides brokers and agents access to a broad consumer audience. Glass also focused on developing publisher relationships that expanded the consumer audience for Move's broker customers.
Glass began his career in the real estate industry in 2002 at Threewide Corporation, then operator of ListHub. Move acquired Threewide in 2010. Before joining Threewide, Glass was a financial and technology analyst for A.G. Edwards & Sons' investment banking unit for two years. He holds a bachelor's degree from Babson College in finance and entrepreneurship. Glass will report to CEO Berkowitz and will continue to be based in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Kane has more than 15 years of technology-management experience, including his former dual role as Move's chief of staff and TigerLead's general manager. Before joining Move in 2010, Kane was the chief technology officer for Retail Pro, a point-of-sale software and services company. He has served in senior leadership positions for Intuit's QuickBooks and Payroll divisions and for Brio Software, leading Brio Intelligence (now part of Oracle). He also was founder of a software and services consulting company. Prior to launching his consultancy, Kane worked on the popular contact manager ACT! for Symantec, and developed cross-platform user interface technology for Oracle. Kane earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Starchild takes on the leadership of the ListHub business after serving as ListHub's vice president of sales and marketing since 2007. She began her career in real estate in 1999 as a co-founder and vice president of SettlementRoom Systems, one of the first paperless transaction-management platforms. She has also served as vice president of new products and marketing for Clareity Security. She joined Threewide Corporation in 2007, coinciding with the launch of ListHub and was instrumental in its growth. She will continue to focus on increasing value to ListHub's MLSs, brokers, agents and publisher network participants through innovative real estate data systems. Starchild earned a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Reporting to Glass, Starchild will continue to work from ListHub's Alexandria, Virginia office.
SOURCE: Move, Inc.