RESO Announces Executive Director

by THE WAV GROUP on April 15, 2015

RESO_Vertical_RGBJeremy Crawford joins RESO from MLSListings, where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2012. He was responsible for all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology, including infrastructure, design, development, implementation, and management for MLSListings, Inc. Crawford has more than 15 years of information technology experience in the real estate, financial services and education sectors.

Since 2013, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Standards Organization. Crawford also serves on the DocuSign Executive Advisory Council, the Interop Advisory Board, and is the lead for the Council of MLS technology sub-council.  Crawford was awarded San Diego’s Information Technology Executive of the Year in 2010 and holds a B.S. degree in computer science from East Tennessee State University.

Mark Lesswing, RESO Board Chair stated:  “Speaking on behalf of the RESO Board of Directors, we are thrilled that Mr. Crawford has agreed to join RESO as our new Executive Director. Jeremy has both the required skills and knowledge for the position as has been an active leader in the standards communities for many years. The next era of RESO is upon us.”

“Over the past fifteen years, RESO has successfully driven the creation and adoption of standards for real estate data, proactively driving efficiency and low cost technology innovation using MLS data.  With the game-changing launch of Data Dictionary and API standards alongside a formal certification program in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® policy, RESO continues to establish significant standards breakthroughs, directly contributing to the business and technology needs of all industry stakeholders,” Crawford states. “RESO’s current executive director, Robert Gottesman, has led the organization far beyond expectations and has paved the way for standards adoption nationwide,” he adds.  “As the next executive director of RESO, I am excited for the opportunity to build on his success with an immediate focus on fostering standards creation, implementation, adoption, and certification, and a long-term goal of national data standards and industry collaboration across all aspects of real estate data.”

Crawford will begin his new role April 27. Current Executive Director Gottesman will continue during the transition until mid-May. The Board of Directors thanks Gottesman for his excellent service and numerous contributions to the industry during his tenure.

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