13 Sep SmartMLS Co-CEO Announces Resignation
WALLINGFORD, CT – SmartMLS Inc., the Multiple Listing Service formed from the merger of The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CTMLS), and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS (GFC CMLS), announced today Co-Chief Executive Officer Cameron Paine has resigned effective immediately. The SmartMLS Board of Directors accepted Mr. Paine’s resignation. SmartMLS will now continue operations with one CEO, Kathy Elson.
Mr. Paine said, “Ten years ago I was selected to be the CEO of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service. It was always my ultimate goal to form a statewide MLS and having achieved that with SmartMLS, spanning all eight Connecticut counties and providing MLS services to more than 17,000 subscribers, I decided it was the perfect time to pursue other opportunities.”
“Cameron Paine is leaving SmartMLS having made a significant contribution to our evolution,” said Michael Barbaro, President of the SmartMLS Board of Directors. “During his tenure, he has led significant technology innovations. He has been a tremendous asset to SmartMLS and the entire MLS industry. We are grateful for his many accomplishments over the past decade.”
Cameron made his start in the MLS world with a move to Naples, Florida where he served as the Director of Marketing & Professional Services for the Naples Area Board of Realtors. In 2003 he was offered the CEO job at the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Following a national search, Cameron was selected in 2006 to be the founding CEO of the Connecticut MLS.
Cameron has been recognized by Inman News as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate” and he continuously works to expand the boundaries of traditional MLS thinking. Cameron has authored a number of real estate white papers and in 2014 created the Broker Public Portal concept of a single, nationally competitive, industry friendly public website. The Broker Public Portal launched in 2017 with the award-winning Homesnap application and website now in use by millions of real estate professionals and their clients.
“The SmartMLS Board is thankful for Cameron’s many years of service, innovation and leadership,” said Michael Barbaro, President of the SmartMLS Board of Directors. “We understand and support his decision to step down and are grateful for his many accomplishments. We wish him and his family the very best. I am confident that under the direction of our CEO Kathy Elson, and the executive leadership team, SmartMLS will enjoy continued success in the future.”
The SmartMLS territory spans the state of Connecticut, an area of over 5,500 square miles. Centrally located between New York City and Boston, Connecticut provides direct access for commuters by both road and rail. Home to multi-national corporations Electric Boat, Sikorsky, and the largest concentration of insurance companies anywhere, Connecticut earns its moniker of the “Insurance Capitol of the World”. With some of the finest public and private K-12 schools in the country, Connecticut also offers elite colleges and universities including Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity and UCONN. SmartMLS, Inc. is a Connecticut non-stock, for profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of twelve brokers and one agent.