MRIS, Nation's largest MLS hires new CIO

by THE WAV GROUP on June 26, 2009

Michael Belak Joins MRIS as Chief Information Officer
Michael Belak has been appointed as Chief Information Office for Metropolitan Regional Information Services(MRIS) the nation’s largest multiple listing service. In this role, Mike is responsible for all facets of MRIS technology planning including providing the vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology (IT) initiatives in a constantly changing, competitive marketplace.  In addition, he will ensure that MRIS systems and technology continue to lead the industry.  As a key member of the executive management team, he is also responsible for monitoring and validating the enterprises compliance with security policies.

Mike brings over 15 years of senior level business and information technology experience to MRIS, most recently as the Chief Information Officer with the District of Columbias Department of Public Works.  In that position, he managed a diverse team and multiple vendors with solutions that included IT leadership, call center management, photo enforcement and telecommunications management.  Prior to the Department of Public Works, Mike held technical leadership positions in the government, hospitality, financial services and consulting industries.  In addition, Mike has served as an Adjunct Professor at American University, the University of Maryland University College, DeVry University & Keller Graduate School of Management.

In each of these positions, Mike led significant organizational and process change initiatives, ensuring that IT was closely aligned with the respective business and maximizing value for all customer segments. Mikes past experience includes strategic planning, customer relationship management, program management, operations, and organizational development.  With MRIS continued focus on improving its technology platforms, Mikes strong understanding of the importance of aligning technical solutions with strategic business objectives will provide a positive impact to the Company and its customers.

Mike earned his BS degree in Computer Information Science from Ohio State University and his MBA in Information Systems Management from George Washington University.  Mike also has his Doctorate degree in Information Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

Welcome to the industry Mike!  It’s great to bring in senior level talent from other sectors who will bring fresh thinking and broader perspectives to real estate!

 

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