RE/MAX Holdings Inc.
has announced the appointment of Chief Operating Officer Adam Contos to the role of RE/MAX co-chief executive officer, sharing responsibilities with Co-Founder and current
Co-CEO Dave Liniger.
RE/MAX Holdings is the parent company of RE/MAX and Motto Franchising, franchisor of the Motto Mortgage network of mortgage brokerages
. The appointment will allow Liniger to focus on furthering the company’s leadership position in the industry, while driving special strategic initiatives.
“I’m proud to have Adam, who has successfully led many key functions in our business over the last 13 years, partner with me at the CEO position,” said Liniger. “We have a talented and dedicated group of leaders at RE/MAX and I’ve been actively working with them to build our future. Under Adam’s leadership, I know this dynamic team will further our position as the number one name in real estate.”
RE/MAX has employed the Co-CEO structure in several of its CEO transitions. The approach ensures continuity in RE/MAX leadership, in its successful and unique business model, and in the overall company strategy.
As COO, Contos managed RE/MAX daily operations including IT, HR, business development, events, brand marketing, communications, media and public relations.
“Dave’s founding principles and culture of success along with the dedication of RE/MAX agents and owners have made RE/MAX the greatest real estate company in the world,” said Contos. “I’m honored to drive RE/MAX forward on behalf of over 110,000 agents who represent this iconic brand by delivering exceptional service to their clients. We will continue to advance RE/MAX and the real estate industry by delivering the products and services that have made our franchisees and agents so successful for the last four decades.”
Serene Smith, senior vice president of financial planning and business analytics, succeeds Contos as COO. Smith joined RE/MAX in 2006 as senior manager of internal audits and was named vice president of financial planning and analysis, in 2014 and a senior vice president in January 2016.