SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] and operator of leading online real estate services destination realtor.com®, today announced the appointment of Suhail Ansari as chief technology officer. In this role, Ansari is responsible for overseeing the company's technology strategy focused on accelerating innovation to empower people by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable.
Most recently, Ansari served as vice president of engineering, R&D at Pivotal Software, where he led research and development for Pivotal's suite of big data products. Prior to joining Pivotal in 2014, he spent 11 years at eBay, where he held several senior engineering positions and was most recently the vice president of engineering, buyer experience. In this role, he led a global team responsible for developing key areas of eBay's commerce platform, including the home page, search, merchandising, verticals, and SEO across eBay's properties in 20-plus countries.
"Suhail is a leader with a proven track record for leveraging data and technology to improve customer insights and experiences," said Ryan O'Hara, chief executive officer of Move, Inc. "We are committed to looking for new and innovative ways to help home buyers and sellers with one of the biggest financial decisions they will ever make and Suhail's experience will help us move faster. We are excited to add such a talented executive to our leadership team."
"I'm thrilled to be joining Move at such a pivotal time in the company's history," said Suhail. "There is tremendous innovation fueling the online real estate space and Move is in a great position to leverage its technology and data assets to deliver solutions that make it easier for consumers to find their dream home."
Ansari's appointment builds on the company's recent hires of Tapan Bhat as chief product officer and Nate Johnson as chief marketing officer, who like Ansari, bring deep consumer and leadership expertise with some of the world's leading technology companies.
Ansari holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore.
As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with approximately 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.
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SOURCE Move, Inc.