Gurtej Sodhi

Nashville, TN. – Crye-Leike Group of Companies congratulates Gurtej Sodhi on receiving the 2015 Chief Information Officer Award in Large Private Companies (501+ employees) category by the Nashville Business Journal. For Sodhi, who serves as Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President, this is his second consecutive year to win the award. The NBJ CIO Awards winners are the top technological executives in Middle Tennessee who are using IT in innovative ways to create a competitive advantage, optimize business procedures, enable company growth and impact the company’s bottom line. Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on nominations from across the community. “I am honored to be presented again with this prestigious award,” said Sodhi. “Receiving this award for the second time confirms Crye-Leike is the leader in providing innovative technology solutions to its internal and external customers, Crye-Leike’s website is also nationally recognized as a leader in providing the highest exposure for our listings while serving our customers and sales associates in the most effective manner possible.” Under Sodhi’s leadership, Crye-Leike’s Information Technology division receives year over year recognition for their award-winning work on Crye-Leike’s web site, www.crye-leike.com. Over 400,000 listings are updated every 12 minutes on Crye-Leike’s website to ensure the most accurate information. With over 12,000 visitors per day and 30 million hits per month, no local company comes close to Crye-Leike.com on internet activity. “I commend and congratulate Gurtej on his leadership and commitment to providing Crye-Leike associates and our customers with the most current technology resources,” said Harold Crye, Crye- Leike founder and CEO. Sodhi will be recognized with fellow winners at a special luncheon on Oct. 23. Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company that was founded in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike. Today, Crye-Leike is ranked as the 6th largest real estate firm in the nation and the #1 real estate company in the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has a network of more than 3,000 licensed Realtors and 112 offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma. More information about Crye-Leike can be found at www.crye-leike.com.

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Longtime chief information officer, Gurtej Sodhi has been appointed to senior business leadership of the Crye Leike Group of Companies. His new title strings together Chief Information and Strategy Officer, and Corporate Executive Vice President. This new position at one of America’s leading brokers signals a new strategic direction for large firms. Sodhi’s responsibilities will reach over all of the Crye Leike companies including residential real estate, commercial real estate, mortgage, title, insurance and various other business units. “Information management is changing quickly in real estate and large firms with diverse business units require top level oversight to integrate an end to end customer service experience,” said Harold Crye, Chairman and CEO of Crye Leike Group of Companies. In this new role, Sodhi will be instrumental in tying the business objectives of each company, along with their operational data and technology solutions, into one cohesive environment. “Today, many of our business units operate in silos that share information, but there are clearly opportunities for maximizing business outcomes in profitability and customer satisfaction by dedicating resources to better integration,” said Sodhi. In addition to his daily responsibilities at Crye Leike, Sodhi represents his firm in various workgroups for The Realty Alliance and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and many ad hoc MLS and data management committees for  MLS’s and the National Association of REALTORS®. He brings a unique perspective as someone who aggregates data across more than 40 MLS’s in 10 states. He also understands that today’s brokerage must rely on home services offerings to remain successful in real estate, and is an expert at integrating the companies business units together for the benefit of the consumer. Appointing Sodhi as the leader of the strategy function for Crye Leike is a telling announcement. Information systems have become the cornerstone of success across all business units in real estate today. Managing the data and the systems that power a firm’s offerings are fundamental to long term success. WAV Group congratulates Mr. Sodhi, Mr Crye, and the entire team of Crye Leike as they embark on this new journey together.  

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