Real estate technology veteran to serve as technology leader across RE/MAX, Motto Mortgage, and other subsidiaries
DENVER, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX), parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, and Motto Mortgage, the first and only national mortgage brokerage franchise brand in the U.S., today announced that Grady Ligon will join as Chief Information Officer (CIO). He has more than 20 years of experience in technology and data leadership with a proven track record of upgrading organizational application of technology, accelerating business growth and expansion. As CIO, Ligon will continue to scale the world-class tech tools, both proprietary and through branded integrations, across the dual-brand franchisor and RE/MAX Holdings’ subsidiary companies.
Serving most recently as Chief Information Officer for Fathom Realty and IntelliAgent, LLC, Ligon led the Fathom team through business and technology integrations of acquired businesses in the mortgage, title, and insurance business space. Ligon also served as Chief Information Officer for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for six years and held the same position at Prudential Real Estate Services and Prudential Real Estate & Relocation. Prior to those roles, he also served as Vice President, Investment Bank Technology at J.P. Morgan and owned an independent consulting operation focused on digital and cloud transformations called Safis Digital. Ligon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Systems and Statistics from Baylor University, as well as a Texas Real Estate license, and Certified Relocation Professional and Project Management Professional designations.
“Grady is a proven, highly effective professional who fits right in with the leadership teams of our two industry-leading brands,” said Steve Joyce, RE/MAX Holdings Chief Executive Officer. “His vast experience and track record make him the ideal leader to continue the technology evolution happening within our brands. He has vision, moves quickly, and is skilled at mobilizing resources to stay ahead of the competition and accelerate growth. I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish as part of the RE/MAX Holdings organization.”
Ligon said: “RE/MAX Holdings is a world-class company that needs no introduction, and I’m thrilled to be joining this exceptional team. I’m excited to help develop a comprehensive tech strategy closely aligned with our business strategy across these leading brands. There’s a lot to like about the foundation already in place, and I believe we can build an even greater technology edge with even more value for all stakeholders.”
Ligon’s hire follows several strategic announcements from RE/MAX Holdings’ subsidiary companies including the newly entered enterprise-wide relationship between RE/MAX, LLC and Inside Real Estate to launch MAX/Tech Powered by kvCORE, as well as technologies in development to meet the needs of mortgage brokers.
About RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.
RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX) is one of the world’s leading franchisors in the real estate industry, franchising real estate brokerages globally under the RE/MAX® brand, and mortgage brokerages within the U.S. under the Motto® Mortgage brand. RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Now with more than 140,000 agents in almost 9,000 offices and a presence in more than 110 countries and territories, nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by total residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Franchising, LLC, a ground-breaking mortgage brokerage franchisor, in 2016. Motto Mortgage has grown to over 200 offices across almost 40 states.
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