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Move, Inc. Appoints Chief Technology Officer
Feb 09, 2012 (03:02 PM EST)
Former Netflix Executive Joins Move's Leadership Team
CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, today announces the appointment of John Robison as chief technology officer, effective February 13, 2012. He reports directly to Move, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Berkowitz, and he will be based at Move's corporate headquarters in Campbell, California.
As chief technology officer, Robison assumes responsibility for the Company's entire technology organization including search platform and front end engineering. He is also charged with setting Move's technology agenda, and leading all elements of the Company's strategic and tactical technology development.
"I'm pleased to welcome John to our executive leadership team," said Steve Berkowitz, chief executive officer of Move, Inc. "We were very impressed with John's leadership and experience at both startup and large organizations. His ability to scale and grow teams along with his deep background in software technology makes him a valuable addition to Move's team. We're looking forward to John joining Move at this point in our company's history, especially with our recent developments to converge search with both mobile and social technologies."
Robison most recently served as vice president, DVD product development at Netflix, Inc., in Los Gatos, California. While at Netflix, Robison set the technical direction, made critical design decisions and drove their internal architecture and infrastructure. Prior to joining Netflix, John held executive leadership positions at Graspr and SideStep, new pioneers of online product categories, where he rapidly expanded their technology. He has over 20 years of leadership experience at diverse companies including Yahoo!, Inc., where he made major contributions to the Internet's first personalized products.
"I'm impressed with Move's inherent ability to continuously innovate while maintaining the highest data accuracy standards in the real estate industry," said Robison. "The superior platform that powers the Realtor.com search experience, combined with its strength as a consumer brand and their leadership in mobile and social greatly influenced my decision to join Move. I am proud to work with such an extraordinary group of talented people."
Robison holds a master's degree in computer science from San Jose State University and bachelor's degree in cognitive science from University of California at San Diego.
ABOUT MOVE, INC.
Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), is the leader in online real estate and operator of Move.com, a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; REALTOR.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet; ListHub; SocialBios, and TOP PRODUCER Systems. Move, Inc. is based in Campbell, California.
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SOURCE Move, Inc.