SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced Curt Beardsley has joined the company as Vice President, Industry Development responsible for building and strengthening Zillow's relationships with multiple listing services (MLSs) and other industry partners.
Beardsley, 49, was most recently Executive Vice President of Industry Development of Move, Inc., where he helped lead products and services at REALTOR.com® and other subsidiaries.
"Curt has extensive experience in the real estate sector with a great combination of skills and leadership and we're excited to welcome him to Zillow," said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. "We're committed to building valuable products and services for our industry partners and Curt's deep background with real estate technology and building partnerships is another great addition to our growing team."
"I'm excited to join Zillow because of their commitment to build great products and services that benefit the real estate industry and consumers," said Beardsley. "I look forward to listening to MLSs and other Zillow partners to evolve our industry programs and technology to ensure Zillow is the best partner we can be."Prior to Move, Inc., Beardsley founded True North Technology in 1994, where he developed and deployed the first major Internet-based MLS system in the United States. Previously, he worked with Windermere Real Estate Company, among others, to develop one of the first public real estate websites to offer complete inventory of MLS listings to consumers. He also served as the director of product development for the Enterprise Solutions division of GTE and Whoscalling.com, developing systems targeting the real estate, healthcare, education and automotive channels. About Zillow, Inc. Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) operates the leading real estate and home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming nearly 70 million monthly unique users in January 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com ®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs™, StreetEasy ®, Postlets ®, Diverse Solutions ®, Agentfolio ®, Mortech ® and HotPads ™. Zillow is headquartered in Seattle. Realtor.com® is a registered trademark of the National Association of Realtors.