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Four Brokerage Leaders Join RESO Board of Directors

December 15 2016

RESO Vertical RGB 247x300For the past three years, the most impactful development in real estate technology has been driven by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). This nonprofit entity defines how MLS information is formatted for use by agents and brokerages.

For years, this board of directors was mostly led by a combination of MLS executives and technology vendors. However, with today's announcement, you can see that brokerage involvement has reached its highest level. But that's not all—other new executives from many of America's largest and finest MLSs have also volunteered to step up and participate in guiding RESO into 2017.

Executive Board of Directors

reso 2017 board carterArt Carter, Chair. Mr. Carter runs California Regional MLS, the nation's largest MLS, supporting over 80,000 subscribers.

Alon Chaver, Vice Chair. Chaver is CIO of HomeServices of America, the second largest brokerage in America behind NRT. Chaver brings incredible technical acumen to RESO having owned and operated iHomefinder, held an executive role at Trulia, served as Director for Broker Public Portal, and other significant leadership roles.

Richard Renton, Treasurer. Renton is the CEO of the Triad MLS, a regional MLS that covers 11 counties in North Carolina. He has been a longtime industry leader with longstanding support of RESO and the Council of MLS.

Cary Sylvester, Secretary. As VP of Industry Development at Keller Williams, Sylvester has been steward of the technology solutions at Keller Williams as they've ascended to becoming the largest franchise organization in America. Sylvester is also a key contributor to Broker Public Portal and Upstream.

New Members

  • David Gumpper, CTO, Michael Saunders & Company
  • Steve Byrd, CTO, Carolina Multiple Listing Services
  • Chris Carrillo, CEO, Metro MLS
  • Tim Dain, MLS Director, Austin Central Texas Realty Information Services


  • Glen Shimkus, VP Product, DocuSign
  • Craig Cheatham, President and CEO, The Realty Alliance
  • Ethan Bailey, Senior Director of Software Engineering & Technology, CoreLogic
  • Mark Wise, VP Technology & Operations, MOVE
  • Mark Lesswing, NAR
  • Chad Curry, NAR
  • Tom Flanagan, Alain Pinel
  • Tim Ford, dynaConnections
  • Jeff Young, RPR
  • Michael Wurzer, FBS

WAV Group strongly encourages brokerage firms to join RESO. Remember, this is a non-profit organization whose focus is to improve the data that brokers use. It is a vital resource to brokerages, and one that will not prevail if unsupported. Joining costs very little, and the investment pays massive dividends in improving the data infrastructure that is the lifeblood of our industry.

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