RISMEDIA, Dec. 22, 2008-In just five years, SentriLock, a leading provider of electronic lockboxes to the real estate industry, has seen its client roster increase to 200 Realtor® Boards and Associations and more than 200,000 sales agents. But this burgeoning company is not satisfied to sit idle and take for granted this tremendous business growth.As a result, SentriLock CEO Scott Fisher has named two highly respected real estate industry veterans to its growing team of professionals: John L. Heithaus as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Northern Virginia Association of Realtors CEO Christine M. Todd as the newest members of the company’s board of directors.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have John join our executive team where he will use his nearly three decades of real estate industry experience to guide our sales and marketing efforts,” Fisher said. “And the appointment of Christine Todd to our board of directors demonstrates SentriLock’s national respect. Her appointment and is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to bring in some of the industry’s best minds to assist us in creating innovative products that exceed the expectations of real estate professionals.”
Fisher added: “Both John and Christine will work to advance SentriLock’s growth as we continue on our record-setting pace.”
Heithaus said, “I’m really excited to be leading SentriLock’s Sales and Marketing team and to be associated with this industry-leading, American-built product and company.”
In fact, SentriLock has been rated the number one lockbox provider in four out of five key areas for two years running, according to a national survey of MLS and Association Executives. SentriLock was tops in lockbox product, service, system and overall satisfaction. Unlike any other lockbox system, the Realtor Lockbox NXT product contains “smart” technology (such as an electronic keypad) built into the box that is combined with smart-card technology.
Heithaus’ 28-year career in residential real estate and relocation spans management and executive positions with Coldwell Banker, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation and Internet startup Monstermoving.com. The majority of his career has been in business development and strategic alliance management. Heithaus and the teams he has led have been widely credited with pioneering mutually beneficial and long-lasting alliances with residential real estate organizations and ancillary service providers. These include: national mortgage programs, home inspection companies and residential closing and title services. In addition, Certified Closing Network, a national closing services firm Heithaus co-founded, was acquired by First American Residential in 2005. Heithaus is a frequent keynote and panel speaker at regional and national industry events.
Educated at Iona College, Manhattan College’s MBA program and Georgetown University’s McDonough Graduate School of Business, he is currently matriculating for a Ph.D. in Organizational Theory and Design from Warren National University. Heithaus received The Employee Relocation Council’s coveted President’s Award in 1996, in addition to three Distinguished and two Meritorious Service Awards, for his contributions to the industry’s educational and technological initiatives. He and his family will relocate to Cincinnati.
Todd is CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® and has more than 30 years of real estate experience. She will provide strategic direction to the company and keen insight into helping shape enhancements and future product development as well as helping SentriLock maintain its industry leading customer service.
“I am delighted to serve on the SentriLock Board of Directors,” Todd said. “I trust my daily observation of the lockboxes in use, coupled with my years of experience as a REALTORÒ Association Executive will guide me in being a valuable and practical contributor to the future growth and prosperity of SentriLock.”
For more information, call 866-736-2322 or visit http://www.sentrilock.com.
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