Leadership Team

The leadership team at PLACE has a track record of success in real estate and technology

Ben Kinney

Co-Founder

Ben is a businessman, real estate agent, and best-selling author. Prior to launching PLACE, Ben founded the Ben Kinney Companies, which include Brivity, ActiveRain, Kwkly, Blossor, coaching and training companies, plus mortgage, title, and escrow. Three of his companies were recently ranked in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America, and he has personally trained more than 100,000 business owners via conferences, classes, and webinars.

Chris Suarez

Co-Founder

In his 20 years of experience, Chris Suarez has successfully grown multiple real estate teams across the United States and internationally. Chris has been recognized as an Inman Innovator, RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker, and maintains a presence on the RealTrends “The Thousand” list. As co-founder of PLACE, he brings experience in real estate law, title, and sales to his teams. Chris is passionate about coaching and speaking and leads coaching, masterminding, and consulting programs. He lives this mission by traveling and creating lifelong experiences with his wife and two daughters.

Chris Stuart

President

President Chris Stuart joined PLACE from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, where he served as President and CEO of the global real estate franchise network. Chris has an impressive track record of rapidly scaling real estate franchises while driving consumer brand and experience. During his time in the role, BHHS grew from 32,000 to more than 50,000 real estate professionals around the globe, and he oversaw the expansion of the brand globally into markets throughout Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico.

Ross Clawson

Administrative Officer

Katie Benson

Growth

Holly Priestner

Talent

Abby Powell

Marketing

Emiliano Delucia

Engineering

Suzanne Colvin

Finance

Jillene Snell

Operations

David Wiggs

Technology

John Powers

Productivity

Austin Tidmore

Data

Josiah Ubben

Design

Bob Stewart

Technology Implementation

Marley Jackman

Agent Launch

Mikey Farinha

Marketing

Bryce Waldron

Virtual Assistants

Vija Williams

Industry

Bob Schmitt

Development

Roberto Moreno

Artificial Intelligence

Matt Messmer

MLS Data

Mike Maddox

Search Engineering

Grant Gould

Digital Advertising

Spencer Biddle

Financial Planning

Savannah Dowe

Support

Amy Gerrish

Leads

Shaun Farr

Revenue

Tim Ensley

Sales

McLane Smith

IDX Websites

Shane Craven

Billing

Emily Carroll

Accounting

Ellen Curtis

Partnerships

Vic Stephens

Technology Talent

Tamara Lamore

Growth

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