MRED Announces Hiring of New President/Chief Executive Officer
LISLE, ILLINOIS (January 9, 2015) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced it has hired Rebecca Jensen to be the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MRED.
Rebecca has worked in the MLS industry since 1998, and has been the CEO of the UtahRealEstate.com MLS since 2007. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and has earned an MBA in Technology Commercialization from Westminster College. She sits on the Executive Committee of the COVE MLS Group and also serves on the MLS Policy Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Since becoming CEO of UtahRealEstate.com MLS, she led the effort to develop and successfully deploy a new in-house MLS platform, including mobile website and apps, as well as a public portal. In 2012 she launched PropertyPond.com, which is a website for rental properties. Rebecca was elected to the Board of The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) in the fall of 2010, where she has served as Board Chair continuously since January 2011. Her initial focus for the organization was to create and implement a sustainable long-term strategic plan, which included restructuring the entity, and gaining more support from the MLS industry. This allowed RESO to create standards including the Data Dictionary and Web API, which are now being adopted by MLSs across the nation.
Rebecca is one of the Inman News 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate, Swanepoel 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate as well as being a Utah Business Magazine Forty Under 40 Honoree.
MRED will announce Ms. Jensen’s official start date when it becomes available.
“Speaking on behalf of MRED’s Board of Managers, we are thrilled that Ms. Jensen has agreed to join MRED as our new President and Chief Executive Officer,” said Jeff Gregory, MRED Chairman of the Board, who has been serving as MRED’s Interim President and CEO since June, 2014. “Rebecca has both the required skills and knowledge for the position as well as the ability to be our leader. An exhaustive search has resulted in the hiring of someone who we look forward to working with for many years to come. This is an exciting day for MRED and our customers.”
“I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading such a prominent MLS,” said Ms. Jensen. “There are many issues confronting our industry today. I am eager to work with the talented staff at MRED and have a positive impact on our customers and the national stage. I cannot wait to get started.”
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country for two years running according to the WAV Group MLS Technology Survey. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for four consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.