Auction.com has named former LinkedIn and Yahoo! engineer Lawrence Yuan as senior director of engineering. Yuan, who has spent the last four years leading various engineering teams within LinkedIn, including those responsible for the LinkedIn homepage, News Feed, notification and email products, will oversee the development of web and mobile products and applications that enhance how buyers, sellers and real estate professionals access and interact with the Auction.com platform.
“User experience has always been a top priority for Auction.com in our mission to make online real estate transactions as easy, transparent and secure as possible for an audience that is becoming increasingly mobile,” said Auction.com Chief Technology Officer Ravi Keswani. “With his proven track record of developing tools and processes that help companies more effectively interact with their customers, we are pleased to welcome Lawrence Yuan as a valuable addition to our team.”
A 17-year tech industry veteran and graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Yuan is co-inventor of six patent-pending algorithms and frameworks that have helped social media platforms tailor message delivery times according to each member’s unique location, profile and when they typically use the platform. He is a leading developer of products that help top tech companies – including previous employers LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Cisco-owned IronPort Systems – mine and utilize data to more effectively and efficiently connect with web and mobile audiences.
“Auction.com is innovating the way in which real estate is bought and sold, incorporating technology to both simplify and enhance the experience of each person involved in every transaction,” Yuan said. "It’s exciting that we’re seeing a shift where people are starting to purchase seven figure properties on a mobile device. And, it’s clear that the company has something special to offer.”