DENVER, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Metrolist® announced that Kirby Slunaker has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective March 13, 2012.
"In Kirby, we have chosen a seasoned business leader to continue our transition as a high quality service-oriented organization serving Colorado Realtors®," stated James T. Wanzeck, Metrolist Board Chairman. "Kirby has deep experience in transforming and leading top companies, such as VISA USA, eBags, FedEx, MDC Holdings, and, most recently, Pendum LLC. With an executive of this caliber, we're extremely well positioned to take the company to a new level."
Slunaker was chosen as interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) in November 2011, and was integral in establishing a strategic partnership between Metrolist and Hillside Software, a Denver market leader in real estate software. Under Slunaker's leadership, Metrolist re-launched its public website, www.recolorado.com, providing the most comprehensive and accurate home search website for the greater Denver market.
As a strong proponent of "Green housing" initiatives, Slunaker also led the effort to join Colorado state's initiative to "green the MLS," spearheaded by the Governor's Energy Office (GEO). Launched in early March, energy/green features are now included in the MLS along with the state recommended Green Features Addendum (GFA).
"Kirby's accomplishments as the interim COO made him the clear choice as President and CEO," said Wanzeck. "We're confident in his ability to fully execute our long-term strategies."
Slunaker is a former Chairman of and currently serves on, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Colorado Technology Association (formerly CSIA), Colorado's premier technology trade association.
Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at www.metrolist.com.