Ken Jenny is an expert in the residential real estate brokerage industry and real estate marketing. Ken is a proven leader and management professional with over 35 years of progressive and diversified experience in the real estate industry.
From sales agent to corporate executive to consultant to some of the most innovative companies in the industry, to visionary, Ken has meaningfully impacted the strategies that resulted in some of the most significant changes made to the core of the residential real estate business. Real estate firms, media companies, franchises, portals and solution providers worldwide have utilized his expertise, strategies and innovative ideas to address the constant challenge of change and to create business opportunities within the the residential real estate brokerage industry.
Kristin Messerli is the founder of Cultural Outreach, focused on providing effective methods to reach today’s young and diverse homebuyers to mortgage and real estate professionals. Since 2013, she has built a successful nationwide practice including training, digital marketing, analytics, and market education through numerous published articles and speeches. She has worked with over 50 companies and spoken at over 100 conferences in the housing industry. Kristin serves as the Managing Editor for Mortgage Women Magazine.
Kristin is passionate about advancing homeownership in multicultural and underserved segments, as she understands that homeownership is the best way to empower communities to generate wealth and upward mobility. Kristin is a second generation entrepreneur in the mortgage industry and holds over 13 years of experience working in multicultural business and social work. Prior to Cultural Outreach, she was a social worker and community organizer in the Latino immigrant community. She later consulted for international social enterprises with former McKinsey consultants at the University of Oklahoma where she earned her Master in Public Administration.
Director of Inside Sales
Climb Real Estate Group
Kenny has been a producing Realtor since 2011 and is in the top 1% of agents in number of homes sold in the East Bay. He started from the bottom out of college, and has attributed his success to the hunger of knowledge in real estate buying and selling. Growing up, his passion was technology, and he's ecstatic that technology has finally caught up in this growing industry. With increased open data, powerful marketing tools, and efficient systems being developed by new startups, Kenny feels he's able to use technology to better serve his clients.
￼Dave Savage, Founder of Mortgage Coach, has over twenty-seven years of experience as a mortgage executive, business leader, and mobile technology pioneer.
As founder of SmartReply, Dave established a leading presence in mobile marketing. By launching Mortgage Coach, Dave has helped tens of thousands of loan officers and millions of homeowners make confident, informed mortgage decisions. Dave is passionate about leveraging mobile technology to reinvent the home buying experience.
Dave is a recognized leader in the mortgage industry for his contributions to improve the professionalism and quality of advice that originators provide homeowners. As a mortgage industry leader, Dave has been a speaker at many major industry events, and before Mortgage Coach, Dave was one of the nation's top loan originators and President of a national mortgage company.
Founder and CEO
Spark Tank Media
Jeff Lobb is the Founder & CEO of SparkTank Media – a Consulting Firm specializing in Real Estate Technology, Productivity & Mobile Strategies. A renowned Speaker, Trainer & Coach, and the former Vice President of Technology & Innovation for EXIT Realty Corp. International, Jeff has been a Realtor® for more than two decades. With his diverse background being a Top Producer, a Brokerage Owner, and having had extensive experience with Mobile, Tech, & Internet with both startups & Fortune 500 companies, Jeff knows Real Estate and tech inside and out, from the ground up.
Approaching Technology for Real Estate with the mindset of a Real Estate Professional – from Mobile devices to Listing Presentations to Social Media – Jeff knows how to talk the talk, because he’s spent many years walking the walk. Technology is changing the way we communicate and the way we do business. Jeff firmly believes that with the right use, the Tools & Technology available to agents today are key to creating better client experiences & closing more transactions. Being fluent in the three languages of English, Real Estate & Technology, Jeff prides himself with being able to break it down for even the most non-technical of audiences. Jeff Lobb finally makes Technology for Real Estate simple.
Real Estate Broker
Flavio Jimenez is a Real Estate Broker, but he started in the real estate industry as a mortgage loan officer in 1998. During his career in the financial world, he learned how banks think, operate and make money in all areas of real estate. The knowledge he brings to the table when talking to his clients in his office, seminars and radio show is very valuable. He loves to teach his clients how to make money in real estate. He has been doing seminars for the past 16 years and he has had his radio show for the past 13 years and continues to be on the air.
From buying, selling, investing and teaching his clients how to pay the property faster (mathematically no errors), for him it is both exciting and rewarding to see his clients get a solid real estate portfolio. The real estate market is always changing and he focuses on learning the new trends in order to provide the best information to all who come to any of his seminars. Education and knowledge are the keys to a better future.
President and COO
Williston Financial Group
Steve is a leader in the real estate and mortgage industry and his career has been well-chronicled. Over the course of his career, he has engineered the dramatic growth of multiple real estate related businesses. Prior to joining WFG, Steve was a Senior Executive at Chicago Title & Trust where he headed the real estate services segment which acquired and sold thousands of homes a year. He also served as an Executive Vice President with Coldwell Banker where he helped build the company to 70,000 sales associates. Steve served as Chairman and CEO of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services and expanded annual sales volume to more than $200 billion.
Steve is perhaps best-known for building the world’s most successful real estate research portal during his time as CEO of REALTOR.com. Steve has also served Bank of America as its National Homeownership Executive.
Steve has served on the boards of LendingTree, Global Mobility Solutions, Realty Mogul and RealtyTrac and also served WFG for three years on its Board of Directors before being appointed President and Chief Operating Officer.
WEST, a WFG company
Justin’s role is to empower WEST’s clients in the space where technology, sales and marketing overlap, and he does so for the fastest growing title underwriter in the nation. He collaborates every day with top producing Realtors, mortgage lenders and title agents to forge comprehensive and effective business plans (leveraging technology) that enable substantial growth.
Justin also works with WEST’s internal sales professionals, helping them to build a compelling, authentic approach for title clients seeking to partner in the real estate market. He is heavily involved with the internal development of WEST’s technology initiatives, as WEST works tirelessly to reinvent the closing experience seeking to deliver a faster, more efficient and hassle free process for all parties involved.
Justin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oregon State University and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing & Real Estate from Marylhurst University.
VP of Training and Education
WEST, a WFG company
Justin’s primary focus at WEST is teaching and coaching both internal and external clients to help them understand and adopt the right processes and solutions that make their businesses more successful.
Justin has a deep knowledge of the industry with a combined 15 years in title and escrow and as a sales and marketing manager. In addition to his title and escrow background he was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Agent Solutions, LLC a marketing and advertising firm specializing in real estate social advertising and content creation where he worked with agents all over the nation.
As a national speaker and trainer, Justin has a passion for helping people achieve success in streamlining their business, lead generation and improving lead conversion.
Marketing Technology Director
WEST, a WFG company
CJ is a sales and marketing professional with 25+ years’ experience in title
insurance, sales, technology and marketing. She is always looking for marketing strategies and ways to create a unique niche for her clients.
The marketing technology landscape is rapidly evolving, with hundreds of different software technologies crowding an ever-increasing number of categories. With so many choices, it’s essential for CJ, as a Marketing Technology Director for WEST, to have a clear understanding of which technologies are most fundamental to our client’s business goals and to understand how technology can help them positively affect their business.
Alfredo's (otherwise known as A.K.) primary focus is helping realtors take advantage of the latest marketing technology, strategies, tools and insights to take their business to the next level.
His background comes from the tech venture space where he lead UI/UX design for enterprise solutions as well as growth hacking strategies for both enterprise and consumer applications.
He takes a psychological and data-driven approach to online presence strategies that help organizations augment the way they see and interact with their current and potential audience.
“My goal is to communicate that marketing is more psychology and sociology than it is technology."