RISMEDIA, June 4, 2007-Brent Gray was announced recently as Obeo’s new chief operating officer, bringing with him over 25 years of executive-level experience in the real estate marketing and technology-related industries.
“There’s never been a time in real estate when technological solutions are in more demand than now, said Glade Jones, chief executive officer of Salt Lake City, Utah based Obeo, Inc. “That’s why having an expert like Brent as a part of the Obeo team is so exciting. He’s been with the agents and brokers in the field, and he knows what they need to be successful. He’s the perfect fit for our culture here at Obeo.”
Andy Evans, chief technology officer of Obeo adds, “Brent is an enthusiastic leader that knows technology and real estate inside and out. You need people like that on your team to ensure your clients have the best products and services available to them year after year.”
Gray, who has also been appointed to Obeo’s Board of Directors, began his career shortly after graduating with a BS in finance by opening a chain of retail computer stores, the last two of which he sold in 2003. In 1997 he ventured into the real estate sector and, along with his business partner Verl Workman, co-founded Automation Quest, Inc., a company specializing in technology solutions and training for real estate professionals. Two years later, his company was sold to Homes.com where he became responsible for business development and corporate strategic alliances, serving as a member of the executive team. Gray then co-founded Pinnacle Quest, LLC in 2001, a real estate training and technology-related consulting firm, providing services to many of the nations largest real estate organizations.
Gray has also consulted in a number of other industries in the areas of management, operations, finance and marketing. His overall expertise should prove to be a great asset in bolstering Obeo’s number one spot even further in the online marketing sector for real estate professionals.
“Brent likes to talk in terms of developing and maintaining products that meet the demanding needs of the consumers and offer real estate professionals an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Jones. “I guess you could say Brent is one of our new unfair competitive advantages at Obeo. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”
Obeo is the largest provider of full-service residential real estate online marketing products in North America with distributors across the United States and Canada . Obeo provides Realtors, homebuilders, land developers, as well as property managers with customized online marketing solutions and offline sales tools.
For more information, visit www.obeo.com, or call 1-800-SAY-OBEO.