Jerry Modes, senior vice president of information technology at RE/MAX, LLC, has a bold vision for the company's technology and has been making that vision a reality since joining RE/MAX in late 2018. In his role, Modes oversees internal IT operations, membership data infrastructure and the ongoing development of data-driven RE/MAX technology products.
Modes worked in-depth with the co-founders of booj, a web development and software firm acquired by RE/MAX, to propel the release of RE/MAX's booj platform in August 2019. Taking personal feedback from network users and deploying alpha and beta testing are just a few examples of Modes' data integration into the development of booj technology. The platform's roll-out was only the beginning, as its development will be continuous, adapting to the needs and demands of the network. Modes' work has helped ensure that RE/MAX has a lasting impact on technology during this period of change for the industry.
Modes is a pioneer in the IT/data field, having co-founded Teradata and HyperParallel. He also played an integral role in helping establish the study of psychographics, create the first ATM, and transform the way the world collects and analyzes data.
"My experience covers a broad set of industries, and I'm excited to bring this perspective to RE/MAX," says Modes. "Protecting the consumer and demonstrating why agents matter is what makes me get up each day—it feeds my entrepreneurial spirit! I look forward to being a catalyst of change for the RE/MAX brand and this ever-evolving industry."