RE/MAX IT Department Under New Leadership
20-Year Innovator Named Vice President of IT and Digital Business
February 23, 2017 // Franchising.com // DENVER – RE/MAX, LLC has announced a new Vice President of IT and Digital Business. Carie Zoellner now directs the activities of the IT department, including innovation and strategic planning, data center operations, application development, business systems analysis, records management, data privacy, cybersecurity/compliance and customer support. She also leads the company’s key technology initiatives.
“I’m excited to work for a company that recognizes the opportunity to leverage technology for the purpose of empowering its brokers, agents and customers,” said Carie Zoellner, Vice President, Information Technology, RE/MAX, LLC. “We have a team of talented professionals, and together, we’ll execute a strategy to take RE/MAX Information Technology to the next level. I’m excited not only to contribute to the individual success of our brokers and agents, but also to an organization so committed to serving the community.”
Zoellner has been in IT for over 22 years, 17 of which have been in IT executive management. She was most recently the Vice President of Information Technology for a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners. She graduated magna cum laude from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in management and marketing.
In prior positions, Zoellner has led global IT operations, improved customer service, optimized performance and implemented innovative and agile solutions to advance digital and IT business objectives. In her various roles, Zoellner has driven strategic initiatives in complex environments through a balance of collaboration and decisive leadership.
“Carie’s extensive IT executive leadership experience makes her the perfect leader for our IT department,” said Adam Contos, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX, LLC. “Carie joins RE/MAX with extensive IT experience managing global teams and providing vision, expertise and leadership for many industries, including real estate. Technology is constantly changing, and it’s important for RE/MAX to continue providing the best tools and digital platforms to its Affiliates. With Carie’s vision and leadership we will continue being on the forefront of technology.”
Last year, RE/MAX unveiled a new design for remax.com that featured a streamlined look to help consumers search for homes. The new look includes map-based search functions, edge-to-edge content and large gallery images, providing users with a more personalized experience. Visitors can also search using a customizable My RE/MAX account, which allows them to save favorite properties, share homes on social media, connect with a local agent, request a showing and even find properties based on commute time or other criteria.
In 2016, more home shoppers searched on remax.com than any other national real estate franchisor website, according to Hitwise. Remax.com had over 77 million visits last year, which is nearly double the amount of annual visits of its closest competitor.
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