Real estate technology veteran to serve as technology leader for RE/MAX, Motto Mortgage and other subsidiaries
Denver, October March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/—— RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX), parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services and Motto Mortgage, the first and only national mortgage brokerage franchise brand in the United States, announced today: Grady Ligan Will join as Chief Information Officer (CIO). With over 20 years of experience in technology and data leadership, he has a proven track record in upgrading organizational technology adoption, accelerating business growth and expansion. As CIO, Ligon will continue to expand world-class technology tools, including proprietary technology tools and brand integration tools, across dual-brand franchisees and RE/MAX Holdings subsidiaries.
Ligon most recently served as Chief Information Officer for Fathom Realty and IntelliAgent, LLC, leading the Fathom team through the business and technology integration of acquired businesses in the Mortgage, Title and Insurance businesses. Ligon also served as CIO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for six years and held the same positions at Prudential Real Estate Services and Prudential Real Estate & Relocation. Prior to these roles, he also served as vice president of investment banking technology at JPMorgan Chase and owned an independent consulting practice focused on digital and cloud transformation called Safis Digital. Ligon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems and Statistics from Baylor University, as well as a Texas real estate license, and the designations of Certified Relocation Professional and Project Management Professional.
“Grady is a proven and effective professional who is a perfect fit for the leadership teams of our two industry-leading brands,” said Steve Joyce, CEO of RE/MAX Holdings. “His extensive experience and track record make him an ideal leader to continue our brand’s in-house technology development. He is visionary, quick to move, and adept at mobilizing resources to maintain a competitive advantage and accelerate growth. I look forward to seeing you as a RE/MAX Holdings organization part of what he can accomplish.”
Ligon said: “RE/MAX Holdings is a world-class company that needs no introduction, and I am delighted to be joining this outstanding team. I am excited to help shape a comprehensive technology strategy closely aligned with our business strategy in these areas of the leading brand “There’s a lot to like about the foundation that’s been built, and I’m confident we can build on an even bigger technological advantage that creates more value for all stakeholders.”
Ligon’s hire follows several strategic announcements by subsidiaries of RE/MAX Holdings, including a newly formed enterprise-wide relationship between RE/MAX, LLC and Inside Real Estate to launch MAX/MAX/MAX/MAX, powered by kvCORE Tech, and technology being developed to meet the needs of mortgage brokers.
About RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.
RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX) is one of the world’s leading franchisors in the real estate industry, franchising real estate brokerage businesses worldwide under the RE/MAX® brand and in the U.S. under the Motto® Mortgage brand Domestic franchise business. RE/MAX was founded in 1973 Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative entrepreneurial culture that offers its agents and franchisees the flexibility to run their business with great independence. Now with more than 140,000 agents in nearly 9,000 offices and operations in more than 110 countries and territories, no one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX as measured by the total number of residential transacting parties. Committed to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Franchising, LLC, a pioneering mortgage brokerage franchise, in 2016. Motto Mortgage has more than 200 offices in nearly 40 states.
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