DETROIT, MI, March 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marketplace Homes, Michigan's fastest-growing private company, announced today that it has appointed Josh Linkner to the company's Board of Directors.
Josh is a venture capitalist, celebrated four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, and New York Times bestselling author. He is the CEO and Managing Partner at Detroit Venture Partners, helping to drive the startup scene in Detroit. Previously, he served as the CEO and Chairman of ePrize, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world, which he founded in 1999.
In addition to ePrize, he also founded, built, and successfully sold three other technology companies. He has also been on the Board of Directors of over 50 organizations including startups, a major hospital system, and several non-profits. He has been involved in raising over $120 million of venture capital and has served as an advisor to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
"I am delighted to contribute to the incredible momentum of Marketplace Homes," said Linkner. "Mike Kalis is a driven entrepreneur who is committed to innovation and reinventing a sleepy industry. I look forward to helping him navigate the challenges of quickly growing his team and business."
Commenting on the appointment, CEO Mike Kalis said, "We are a young company, and we need the expertise and experience that Josh brings as we continue to grow and change the world of real estate. In a couple of hours, Josh can solve problems that would take us months. We are so excited to have him in an advisory role at Marketplace Homes."
Marketplace Homes, based in Livonia, Mich., is a privately held company with operations in over 30 markets throughout the United States. In the 2013 Inc. 500 list, Marketplace Homes was ranked as the 99th fastest growing private company in the U.S. and the fastest in Michigan. As the country's first and largest online real estate brokerage, Marketplace serves as the largest seller of new construction homes throughout the United States. With thousands of clients in over 20 states, Marketplace Homes is one of the largest property management companies in the nation. Marketplace operates 100% from the cloud to provide efficient and all-inclusive brokerage services to their clients. Founded in 2002, Marketplace Homes has been an innovator in creative Real Estate solutions and continues to sell thousands of homes across several platforms. For more information,
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