CHICAGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeFinder.com, one of the fastest growing real estate websites, announced that Nathan Spoonts has joined the management team as the Vice President of Technology. Spoonts brings more than 16+ years of experience in technical management, software and application development, and programming to the role.
As the Vice President of Technology, Spoonts will drive HomeFinder.com's overall technology strategy, which encompasses software engineering, infrastructure, architecture and analysis, QA, and technical operations. He will be charged with continually improving the overall quality of data; decreasing the time to market for new features, enhancements, and improvements to the site; and making HomeFinder.com a destination for top technology talent in Chicago.
"Nathan holds an industry reputation of providing exemplary technical direction and leadership and we are excited for him to play a significant role as we continue to grow our technology platform," says CEO, Doug Breaker. "His knowledge and experience will be an excellent addition to our management team."
Spoonts comes to HomeFinder.com most recently from Cars.com, where he was the Director of Development. In that role, he established and led the company's technical direction using innovative technology to drive business. Under his lead, a team of architects and engineers were able to establish Cars.com's best industry practices including engineering, coding and unit testing standards.
Upon joining the HomeFinder.com team, Spoonts said, "HomeFinder.com's reputation in the marketplace is innovative and rapidly growing; I'm anxious to be a stakeholder in its already successful technology offering, while continuing to help grow its strategy."
Spoonts holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Master of Science in Computer Science from The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. He lives in Chicago with his wife.
HomeFinder.com is one of the fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. attracting more than 3M monthly home shoppers with more than 3M property listings. HomeFinder.com provides simple and effective online advertising solutions such as Single Property Websites and enhanced listings to 20,000 agents, brokers and builders. HomeFinder.com has the combined strength and resources of a nationally branded site and a Network of 350 real estate sites across America, including the chicagotribune.com, azcentral.com and miamiherald.com. HomeFinder.com is owned jointly by three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co., and is an affiliated company of Classified Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates three leading online businesses: Apartments.com, Cars.com and HomeGain.com.