RE/MAX Adds Leaders to Strengthen IT, Communications
Strategic New Officers Bring High-Impact Expertise, Insights to Key Departments.
RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX), parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, and Motto Mortgage (“Motto”), announced the hiring of Jerry Modes as Senior Vice President, Information Technology, and Kerry McGovern as Vice President, Communications.
“Jerry and Kerry are very strategic thinkers who have impressive track records in their respective fields,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. “They’ll each play a crucial role in the long-term advancement of the RE/MAX and Motto Mortgage brands as we strive to be the unrivaled leaders in our industries.”
Modes, a pioneer in the IT/data field, will provide high-level strategic leadership to the expanding RE/MAX technology groups. He’ll oversee internal IT operations, membership data infrastructure, and the ongoing development of data-driven RE/MAX products by booj, the award-winning tech company acquired by RE/MAX LLC in early 2018.
“The coming year will establish the foundation for much more to come,” Modes said.
Modes brings more than three decades of experience creating tech and data solutions across a wide range of industries. He co-founded two ultra-successful new-concept tech companies – Teradata and HyperParallel – and has held virtually every C-level position during his long career.
McGovern adds invaluable insight and strategic direction to the ongoing development of RE/MAX and Motto Mortgage communications strategies. She will oversee all internal and external communications, including PR and social media. Her leadership will elevate the quality and consistency of critical messaging for both brands.
McGovern has extensive experience, most recently at Under Armour, where she worked directly with the CEO and served as a founding member of the brand’s corporate communications team. She was also the Senior Director of Communications and Media for Drizly, Inc., a start-up alcohol delivery app that has since become one of the world’s largest alcohol marketplaces.
Prior to her time at Drizly, she served as the Director of Communications at the National Hockey League (NHL) and led corporate storytelling for the league around business successes, product launches and tentpole events, including the NHL Winter Classic, Stanley Cup Playoffs and NHL All-Star Game.
RE/MAX was recently named a top 10 franchise brand for the third consecutive year and the leading real estate franchise for the 10th year in a row in the 2018 Franchise Times Top 200+® survey. Earlier this year, Entrepreneur ranked RE/MAX a top 10 global franchise for the first time in the magazine’s annual “Top Global Franchises” list.
RE/MAX was also named the world’s fastest growing real estate franchise, according to the publication’s 2018 “Top Fastest Growing Franchises” ranking. The ranking of 150 franchises placed RE/MAX in the 12th spot overall and marked the fifth consecutive year the franchisor has been included in the annual list. RE/MAX ranked #15 in 2017, #17 in 2016, #45 in 2015 and #16 in 2014.
About the RE/MAX Network
As one of the leading global real estate franchisors, RE/MAX, LLC is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) with over 120,000 agents in more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Mortgage, a ground-breaking mortgage franchisor, in 2016 and acquired booj, a real estate technology company, in 2018.
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