“The Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome Adam to the board,” says Dave Liniger, co-founder and chairman of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. “Adam has been successful in leading the expansion of the RE/MAX brand around the globe, strengthening the RE/MAX network of more than 123,000 members, spearheading the acquisition of booj—a shift in RE/MAX technology strategy—and overseeing the growth and development of Motto Franchising, LLC and the Motto Mortgage network. His exceptional talent, steadfast drive and deep knowledge of the real estate and franchising industries will make him an invaluable member of the board.”
Prior to CEO, Contos, 47, was COO of RE/MAX Holdings. He joined the company in 2004 working with franchisees and agents in the Mountain States Region, and was promoted to region vice president the following year. Between 2007 and 2013 he continued as region vice president, first leading the California & Hawaii Region and later the Florida Region. He was promoted to vice president, Region Development, in 2013 and then to senior vice president Marketing, in February 2015. During his Marketing tenure, he and the business development team built a robust franchise sales process that fueled record growth.
Contos grew up in Denver, where the company is headquartered, and studied criminal justice at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Denver. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1990-1996, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Contos was recently named one of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers.
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