SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, today announced that Ray Picard has joined the company as executive vice president of sales effective April 15, 2013. This marks the company's second executive appointment in two weeks, following Errol Samuelson's promotion to chief strategy officer. Picard is based at the company's San Jose, Calif. headquarters and reports directly to chief executive officer Steve Berkowitz.
In this new position, Picard oversees strategic sales growth across all Move brands including: realtor.com, Top Producer, Moving, Rentals as well as Media. Additionally, he will expand the company's focus on providing more complete solutions for customers, helping them to expand their real estate businesses using Move's offerings.
"I'm pleased to welcome Ray Picard to the leadership team here at Move. He brings a proven track record of building high-achieving teams and meeting profitability goals, selling through multiple channels," said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move. "This is a new era for Move. Continuing to bring in quality talent is paramount to our success."
Ray Picard joins Move from EMC Corporation, where he held the position of vice president of Americas for the Information Intelligence Software Group. At EMC, Picard led the team to several quarters of growth in an increasingly challenging market.
"I'm impressed with Move's dedication to serving customers and growing revenue in a constantly changing industry," said Ray Picard, EVP of Sales at Move. "There are exciting times ahead for Move as the company drives innovation, especially in the mobile space, and as the market begins to rebound and home buyers and sellers become more confident. I'm thrilled to contribute to what I expect to be successful years ahead for Move."
Prior to EMC, Picard was vice president of worldwide field operations at Hara Software, a Kleiner Perkins-backed leader in clean tech software. Additionally, Ray spent 10 years at Interwoven Inc. where he helped transform the company from a content management system provider to an online digital marketing platform. In the role VP of America's Field Operations, he oversaw many quarters of year over year growth.
About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) is a leader in online real estate and operator of realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; TigerLead®; and TOP PRODUCER® Systems. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, Calif.
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