Intero Continues to Evolve Brokerage Operations With New Executive Leadership Positions

Co-Founder John Thompson will preside over company culture in new CCO position. Joe Brown will leverage 35 years of real estate experience in COO role.

CUPERTINO, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - June 20, 2018 - Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., is proud to announce that John Thompson, Intero’s Chief Operating Officer for the previous four years, has taken on the newly created role of Chief Culture Officer and Joe Brown has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Chief Operating Officer.

John Thompson, a founder of Intero, also manages the Los Altos office, one of the highest producing offices in the United States. As part of the glue that has kept the soul of the company together for the last 16 years, John will use his experience, talent, and sense of humor as the company’s new Chief Culture Officer. In this new position, John will manage and evaluate the pulse of the company’s current culture and develop and implement new ideas to help the culture evolve as Intero continues to grow.

Joe Brown joined Intero in October of 2015 after a successful stint at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, where he held numerous management positions, including President and COO of Bay Area operations. He quickly put his knowledge and experience to work for Intero and has been critical to the company’s continued success over the last three years. In his new role as COO, he will report directly to President & CEO Tom Tognoli, and will oversee the brokerage operations and management of the company’s 18 corporate offices.

“Most companies would be satisfied with having a great brand, awesome tools, incredible training and an affiliation with the Berkshire Hathaway Family,” said Tom Tognoli, Intero President & Chief Executive Officer. “But Intero’s secret sauce is our culture and leadership. This is why having John and Joe in these positions is so critical to our long-term success. I am so excited to work with them and our entire executive team as we continue to evolve our company for our agents and clients.”

Intero is also proud to recognize the continued contributions from the entire senior executive team members including Brian Crane, who is also a founder of Intero and Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships; Robert Cruz, Senior Vice President, South County Region and Dave Hobson, Senior Vice President, Peninsula Region. These three gentlemen have embraced their roles and have made a huge impact on Intero. They will continue to work closely with John and Joe to drive Intero to even greater heights into the future.

About the Intero® Brand

Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California with 18 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of 55 affiliates located in Alabama, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley.

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Derek Overbey
Intero Real Estate Services

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