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cubicle-webRick Sharga, Senior Vice President, RealtyTrac to be featured speaker on this year’s panel

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2009-Next month, RISMedia will hold its 4th Annual Power Broker Forum & Reception during NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. The focus will be on “Maximizing Distressed Property Business,” and will feature several industry leaders on the discussion panel. The session is open to all NAR attendees. The event will take place Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 3:30-5 p.m. (Forum) and a reception will follow from 5-6 p.m.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Who can attend: Any day-conference or full-conference NAR Midyear attendees

Featured speakers include:
Ken Baris, President, Jordan Baris Realtors
Tami Bonnell, President, U.S. Operations, EXIT Realty Corp.
Rei Mesa, President & COO, Prudential Florida Realty
Steve Piccirilli, Client Service Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage – Default & Retention Operations
Rick Sharga, SVP, RealtyTrac

Speaker Spotlight


Rick Sharga

Rick Sharga is responsible for building and maintaining the RealtyTrac brand, corporate positioning and messaging, public and investor relations, and business development activities. As a spokesman for the company, Sharga has been quoted extensively in the press on foreclosure, mortgage and real estate trends, and appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNN, CBS, ABC World News, CNBC, MSNBC and NPR. Prior to joining the company, Sharga spent more than 20 years developing corporate and product branding strategies for technology start-up companies and international corporations, such as DuPont, Fujitsu, Hitachi and Toshiba. Sharga created and executed successful sales and marketing programs in B2B, technology, consumer electronics and retail for companies like JD Edwards, Cox Communications and Honeywell.

The 2006 Stevie® Award Winner for Best Marketing Executive, Sharga began his career with Foote, Cone & Belding, and also held executive positions with Ketchum Communications and McGraw-Hill. He founded his own consulting firm, CJ Patrick Company, in 2002 to help companies develop business and brand strategies that clearly communicate a unique value proposition, create a position of competitive advantage, and leverage the strength of their brands in the marketplace.

Sharga is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the Public Relations Society of America. He is vice president of the Technology Council of Southern California and on the Advisory Board of Default Servicing News.

For more information about this year’s Midyear Power Broker Forum, click here.