Point2 Technologies Names Gregg Larson to Board of Directors
Authoritative MLS Strategist, Advisor and Real Estate Information and Technology Expert Amplifies Point2’s Bench Strength in Primary Growth Market
Saskatoon, SK and Vancouver, BC – April 12, 2010 – Point2 Technologies Inc. (“Point2”) today announced the appointment of Clareity Consulting President and Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Larson, to the company’s Board of Directors.
An internationally recognized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) advisor and real estate information and technology expert, Larson adds twenty seven years of strategic industry insight and experience to Point2’s team of industry leaders that includes 35 year industry veteran Point2 CEO and former President of the San Diego Association of REALTORS®, Saul Klein, and Point2 Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS® in Oakland, and Macomb County, Michigan, Walt Baczkowski.
Larson’s history driving innovation in real estate, combined with extensive MLS experience reinforces Point2’s focus on enabling the MLS of the future, and strengthens its leadership position in the listing syndication market segment for industry MLSs and Associations.
“I am thrilled to have Gregg join us at Point2 as a director where he will actively participate in mapping Point2’s future and help to accelerate our growth,” said Saul Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Point2 Technologies. “Real estate MLSs and Associations continue to adopt Point2’s syndication solution at a rapid pace as they look to enhance their value proposition in the marketplace with critical value-add services. Gregg’s expertise will enable us to continue to optimize our products to better serve our customers in what is one of Point2’s fastest growing market segments today.”
“I had the “cool” pleasure of visiting Point2’s headquarters in Saskatoon in February. I have known and respected Saul Klein for about 20 years, but it was a pleasure to meet the entire management team and spend two days learning more about the company and its products. The technology Point2 has developed over the past year is very impressive and I was equally impressed with their methods of software development, quality control, and speed of integration to an MLS. The software design and engineering talent at Point2 is as good as I’ve ever seen, so expect to see more killer products from them in the future,” said Gregg Larson, Clareity Consulting President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director, Point2 Technologies. “This is a fast growing company and I am excited to be associated with them.”
Gregg Larson - Biography
Gregg Larson has twenty seven years of experience in the MLS and real estate information industries, including sales, market research, new product design, market development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, MLS regionalization and governance, MLS system and vendor selection, and Internet consulting.
Gregg has worked for organizations such as REDI/Multi-List, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), DATOR, and Moore Data Management Services where he led new MLS product development and created Cyberhomes, the first real estate advertising Internet site updated daily from MLS systems. In 1996, he co-founded Clareity Consulting (www.clareity.com), an internationally recognized Real Estate Information and Internet consulting firm. Gregg has consulted for many of the nation’s largest online companies including AOL, MSN, MapQuest, Classified Ventures/Tribune Companies and Homestore.com on real estate strategy and content acquisition. Gregg has also provided technology, new product, organizational and strategic consulting to many of the nation’s largest real estate Brokerages, Franchisers, Title Companies, Lenders, Information Providers, Regional MLSs, and MLS vendors.
Gregg is also an experienced public speaker, with numerous professional speaking engagements before real estate audiences worldwide. From 2002-2010, Clareity conducted sold-out MLS Executive Workshops in Scottsdale, AZ and continues to host these events annually.
About Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 Technologies (www.Point2.com) is one of the first web-based inventory management and online marketing software developers in the world, today serving customers in the real estate and heavy equipment industries in over 120 countries.
Founded in 1996, Point2 has revolutionized heavy equipment marketing with its dealer platform, Point2 Manager (www.Point2Manager.com), and enabled Caterpillar Inc.’s global dealer network online, www.CatUsed.com, since 2001.
Building on proprietary and patented technologies, Point2 also transformed real estate property marketing and created one of the industry’s largest listing syndication networks in North America.
Point2 markets its industry leading listing syndication and website solution, Point2 Agent (www.Point2Agent.com), in partnership with major real estate Multiple Listing Service organizations and Associations, seamlessly reaching and enabling syndication for hundreds of thousands of real estate professionals.
Point2 also owns and operates the real property consumer portal, Point2 Homes (www.Point2Homes.com), and the used heavy equipment marketplace, UsedIron (www.UsedIron.com).
Point2 employs a staff of 115 at its Saskatoon, SK headquarters and its Vancouver, BC regional offices.
More information about Point2 can be found at www.Point2.com. For ongoing news about Point2, please visit www.point2.com/news.asp.
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