WAV Group has expanded its services, tapping David Gumpper to lead its new Technology Consulting division, the consulting firm recently announced. Gumpper, a 24-year veteran technologist, is former chief technology officer for Michael Saunders & Company.
“WAV Group has provided this level of strategic consulting for decades, but has always relied on our clients or their SaaS vendors for implementation,” says Victor Lund, founding partner of WAV Group. “David’s 14 years of working with Michael Saunders and interacting with other firms, from LeadingRE and The Realty Alliance, brings a unique skill set to WAV Group’s new services. As the business unit leader, Gumpper will be directing our resources, and with his deep technology acumen, will help companies see projects though to the end. His real-world knowledge addressing the technology, data and security challenges brokers face today should prove invaluable to technology firms, MLSs and brokerages.”
Gumpper’s focus will be on helping firms develop sound technology strategies that position them for success with workable and practical plans to implement initiatives. His breadth of knowledge covers technology infrastructure, security, cloud deployment, telecommunications systems, web and mobile application development, lead generation processes, business workflow efficiencies, measuring and analyzing marketing campaigns, and leveraging data for informational knowledge to help brokerages make more well-informed decisions.
“David is great at both technology infrastructure as well as consumer-facing marketing technologies,” says Marilyn Wilson, founding partner of WAV Group. “He is one of the most strategic, hardest-working executives I have met. He’s that unique person who can outline an exciting vision and flawlessly execute the program. He has proven time and time again that he knows how to help organizations create a competitive advantage using today’s technologies. His passionate leadership, both as a technology and industry advocate, is an extraordinary addition to our team.”
Wilson adds that Gumpper’s experience is not only in residential real estate, but all home services, including support for mortgage, title, insurance, new-home development, commercial real estate, property management and relocation.
“David’s expertise is in making all of those disparate business operations work in a cohesive manner to maximize value,” Wilson says. “He also has deep levels of experience supporting IT infrastructure, security, accounting systems, and leveraging APIs to get these companies’ systems to talk to each other.”
Gumpper’s strong leadership skills led him to become the chairman of the Marketing Technology Advisory Council, the group that drives technology initiatives and partnerships for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). In addition to his skills as a strong technologist, Gumpper has been an effective advocate for technology policy, which has helped all brokers compete more effectively. He was instrumental in driving the ongoing overhaul of the real estate industry’s IDX policies, which have given brokers more flexibility to offer “pendings” and “solds” on their websites, and he’s been active in supporting the adoption and utilization of the Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO Data Dictionary and the RESO Web API. His effective advocacy efforts earned him a position as a broker representative to serve on the Multiple Listing Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board and Multiple Listing Issues & Policy Committee for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Currently, Gumpper serves on the board of directors for RESO.
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