NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass, a real estate technology company, today announced that Eytan Seidman will join its leadership team as Head of Product. Seidman will lead the company's growing product organization and further Compass' vision for technology that helps real estate agents manage and grow their business. Seidman's first day at the company will be October 23. He will report to Chief Operating Officer Maëlle Gavet.
Seidman joins Compass on the heels of several major product launches in 2017, including Marketing Center, a digital design studio that allows agents to create and produce beautiful marketing materials without the help of a designer, and Collections, an interactive home search tool that enables agents to collaborate with their clients via a Pinterest-like interface.
With 15 years of experience building technology products used by millions of people worldwide, Seidman will lead the development of Compass' next generation of tools that integrate client, market and listings intelligence.
"Eytan has a vision for how the agent of the future will use technology to simplify their work and spend more time advising clients and closing deals. We're confident that Eytan will help Compass build innovative products that transform both the agent experience and the real estate industry," said Maëlle Gavet, Chief Operating Officer of Compass.
"Compass has a clear first-mover advantage in an industry that is relatively early in the innovation curve," said Eytan Seidman. "I look forward to leading a team of talented technologists in rethinking the way real estate agents operate and building world-class products that make agents' lives easier and help them deliver extraordinary client experiences."
A career technologist, Seidman previously sold the company he co-founded, Oyster.com, to TripAdvisor, after growing the site from launch to over 1,000,000 visitors per month. He subsequently spent four years in a Vice President and General Manager role at TripAdvisor where we oversaw a 50-person cross-functional team that included engineering, product management, design and operational staff. Prior to that, Seidman was a Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft, where he built Microsoft's first-ever customer relationship management (CRM) product and served as product manager for their search engine, Bing. At Microsoft, he built a team of 40 program managers and coordinated a virtual team of 60 developers, testers, program managers and support staff. Seidman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in Computer Science and History.
Compass is a technology company building the operating system for real estate, an end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012 by Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin, Compass has more than 1700 real estate agents that operate in 10 regions across the U.S.: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., South Florida, Orange County, The Hamptons, Santa Barbara and Montecito, and Aspen. Learn more and find your place at www.compass.com and compass.com/careers.
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