Since early 2002, Glenn Sanford has been actively involved in the online real estate space. In early 2007, Glenn launched BuyerTours Realty, LLC which, using a combination of web and traditional bricks and mortar, grew to three offices and into two states. After the drop off of the market in late 2008, Glenn and his executive team went back and rewrote the entire business model in recognition of the “perfect storm” of lower revenues, fixed or rising overhead costs, and a consumer with more information and access than ever before. eXp Realty, LLC was launched in October 2009 as the first truly cloud-based national real estate brokerage which meant giving up the traditional bricks and mortar environment and moving to a fully-immersive 3D virtual office environment where agents, brokers and staff collaborate across borders while learning and transacting business from anywhere in the world. In 2013, eXp Realty became a subsidiary of eXp Realty International Corp.
From 2004 to 2007, Glenn ran a large mega-agent team and consulted to Keller Williams International as a member of the Agent Technology Council in the areas of online client acquisition, client conversion and technology. Glenn also was a significant contributor to Keller Williams Internet Lead Generation Masterminds.
Prior to real estate, Glenn was active at the executive level with a number of technology-related companies. In 1998, he founded and served as President for eShippers.com, an online e-commerce and logistics company.
As Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Whiteside works closely with eXp World Holdings CEO, Chairman and Founder Glenn Sanford and leads finance, business development (M&A), new ventures, international markets and investor relations.
He has more than 30 years of experience in global finance and operational leadership including executive positions at General Electric, Pitney Bowes, and RM Sotheby’s Auctions. Additionally, Jeff held the positions of CFO and Chief Operating Officer at three software and technology companies. Recently, he founded and led Saratoga Classic Auto Auction and the wholesale business for Saratoga Juice Bar. Jeff also has extensive international experience from living and working in Asia, Australia, Europe and Canada.
He has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jason Gesing, Executive Vice President, Business Development, eXp World Holdings
Jason is Executive Vice President, Business Development, at eXp World Holdings, and a member of the Board of Directors. He has been a critical part of eXp Realty since joining the company in March 2010 and has served in a number of capacities, including Chief Executive Officer, managing broker of multiple states, General Counsel and President. Currently, Jason supports the company’s larger enterprise by evaluating and developing complementary ventures outside of the more traditional residential real estate vertical.
Alex founded VirBELA, a social virtual reality platform focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. The VirBELA team developed eXp Realty’s cloud-based campus, called eXp World. eXp World Holdings, eXp Realty’s parent company, acquired VirBELA’s core group of products and services in November 2018.
As President of eXp World Technologies, an eXp World Holdings company, Alex leads the development of VirBELA’s products and services to expand the offering to agents, teams and others who could benefit from their own, always-available environments for collaboration.
In the development of VirBELA, Alex was awarded financial support from the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation and the American Psychological Association to support some of innovations and research.
Alex has a bachelors in organization psychology from Providence College and a doctorate in philosophy from Alliant International University, San Diego Scripps Ranch.
Alan Goldman, Chief Accounting Officer, eXp World Holdings, CFO, eXp Realty
Alan has a dual role of CFO of eXp Realty and Chief Accounting Officer at eXp World Holdings. He joined eXp Realty in March 2016, after starting as an independent consultant for the company in 2013. Previously, Alan was a partner at PCAOB-registered Ingenium Accounting Associates, where he focused on providing auditing services, attestation-related services, and outsourced CFO consulting services for both public and private companies. He possesses expertise in financial reporting, business planning and financial business modeling, accounting software implementations, risk assessment and back office operations.
Scott Petronis, Chief Product and Technology Officer, eXp Realty
As eXp Realty’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Scott Petronis leads the delivery of strategic agent-centric solutions that power the business and its rapidly growing agent base. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in delivering software and SaaS products for businesses and consumers. Most recently, Scott headed up products and technology for Onboard Informatics, a leading provider of data and technology solutions to U.S. real estate brokerage firms. For the past five years, Scott has been a fixture in industry technology initiatives through his work with the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), including leading the Web API initiative as the Chair of the Transport Workgroup. In that role, he drove agreement on a new standard that allows companies to more rapidly innovate solutions for the real estate industry.
Rita joined eXp Realty in July 2018 and is responsible for managing a team of accounting professionals to maintain the accounting records of the company, and for implementing and managing the company’s internal controls program.
Prior to that she served as VP of Finance and Accounting for the Southeast region of NRT, LLC., the largest real estate brokerage company in the nation. She joined the company in 2003, where she played a significant leadership role in integrating financial components of several multimillion-dollar real estate brokerage acquisitions. Rita also evaluated and played a leadership role in many transactions for NRT, including corporate restructures where she was instrumental in identifying and implementing operating efficiencies that resulted in cost savings for the company.
As Senior Vice President of Growth, Dave leads the U.S. growth and onboarding teams. Dave has more than 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. He was an owner/partner of multiple Keller Williams Realty market centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and led one of the regions to No. 1 in the company for growth within three years. He also was one of the top recruiters at the company for nine years. At Long & Foster Companies, Dave developed professional and leadership training for sales managers and agents.
At eXp Realty, Macie leads the company’s legal operations and is focused on risk management, growth, technology, M&A and equity issues.
Prior to joining eXp Realty, she worked as a real estate attorney in private practice for almost a decade before accepting a position as General Counsel for a national mortgage lender. Before Macie became an attorney, she worked in the real estate and mortgage lending industry. Her years of legal and real estate industry experience provide great insight that has proven beneficial at eXp Realty.
As Vice President, Marketing Operations, Gabe LeBeau is responsible for company branding from concept to delivery as well as strategic marketing planning.
Gabe was an early employee with eXp Realty and has more than 14 years of real estate industry experience. Gabe was recognized as the Chairman’s Vision Award winner in 2017 for his dedication and service in championing the vision of eXp Realty.
As Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Cynthia Nowak is responsible for internal and financial communications as well as media relations for eXp Realty and eXp World Holdings. Cynthia was an early employee at Redfin, where she managed internal and external communications. Prior to that, she led financial and industry media relations for Zillow as well as a number of other real estate startups.
Stacey has more than 19 years of real estate industry experience, and also is a professional speaker, trainer and certified continuing education instructor. Most recently, she was a designated broker and regional manager at a national real estate brokerage, overseeing more than 2,500 agents.
At eXp Realty, Stacey is responsible for eXp Realty U.S. brokerage operations, including compliance, risk management and state license laws. She also will create a uniform standard for eXp Realty brokerage- and broker-related items across the United States.
Cameron’s duties include representing eXp Realty within the real estate industry and collaborating with current and potential partners and organizations.
Cameron has been recognized by Inman News as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate” and he was the founding CEO of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service. Last year, he engineered a successful merger between the Connecticut MLS and a neighboring entity to create SmartMLS one of the top twenty largest MLSs in the country. Previously, Cameron led the Bonita Springs-Estero (Florida) Association of Realtors.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and on advisory councils for Realtor.com and Trulia, Cameron has authored a number of real estate white papers highlighting areas for potential industry collaboration. He created the concept for the Broker Public Portal, a public-facing website owned and controlled by a collaboration of brokers and MLSs, and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
In his role as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications for eXp Realty, Mitch is responsible for branding, external and internal communications, digital and social media, events (both live and within eXp World, the company’s fully immersive 3D Cloud Campus). Robinson was an early employee at Expedia before joining the online real estate marketplace Zillow. As the leader of Zillow’s trade marketing team, Mitch spearheaded marketing initiatives working with real estate agents, brokers, MLSs, rental professionals, and builders. In this role, he blended technology innovation with a deep appreciation for the ways in which agents can be successful in an industry ripe for disruption.
Kimberly Ryan, SVP, Agent Experience and Education
Kimberly has been a leader in the real estate industry for more than 14 years. Most recently, she was a managing broker at a national brokerage. She also is a professional speaker, coach and certified continuing education instructor.
At eXp Realty, Kimberly is responsible for eXp Realty University’s education and training, and mentor programs that support the company’s rapidly growing agent family.
Kimberly serves on the board of directors for the Care Fund, which provides mortgage or rent assistance to Arizona families during a child’s extended health crisis. She also is involved with the Scottsdale branch of 100+ Successful Women Who Care, a philanthropic group of women committed to making an impact in their community.
Deborah Stevens, Director of Canadian Brokerage Operations
At eXp Realty, Deborah leads the company’s expansion and brokerage operations across Canada, including compliance and risk management. She has been in the real estate industry for more than 30 years and has experience in many facets, from being a rainmaker of a large real estate team in her early days to owning multiple brokerages. She also has been a regional director as well as an international teacher and business coach.
Mike Vein, SVP, Human Resources and Employee Experience
Mike is an integral part of driving the overall culture and organizational philosophy of eXp Realty. He has more than 20 years of experience strengthening the link between people, technology and corporate strategies for high-growth companies. His areas of expertise are in building scalable HR infrastructures with a focus on culture and organizational growth for rapidly expanding companies.
Prior to eXp Realty, Mike led Human Resources and Talent Acquisition at CloudCraze, a Salesforce company. He currently serves on the Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO) committee for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), an association of strategic HR leaders in the Chicago area.