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Russ Cofano

eXp World Holding
Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel

Russ Cofano was recently appointed as Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for eXp World Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: EXPI), parent company of eXp Realty, a national agent-owned cloud based real estate brokerage company.  Russ is responsible for leading the development of the eXp’s strategy as well as functioning as the chief legal officer of the Company and its subsidiaries and providing strategic human resources leadership to the Company.  Prior to eXp, Russ was Senior Vice President of Industry Relations for Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com, where he was instrumental in reinvigorating realtor.com’s relationship with MLSs and associations and was a key influencer in realtor.com product improvements.  Prior to Move, Russ served as Chief Executive Officer for the Missouri REALTORS®. In just three short years, Russ super-charged the association with a re-energized staff, new strategic plan, innovative member focused governance structure, private member-only social network, and implementation of a new governmental affairs program for local markets. Prior to his stint in Missouri, Russ was Vice President and General Counsel to John L. Scott Real Estate, consistently ranked as one of the largest real estate brokerage companies in the nation, and helped JLS weather the great recession. 

Other notable roles and accomplishments include the role of CEO for an early stage real estate CRM startup, retained counsel and advisor to many REALTOR® associations, counsel/consultant to Multiple Listing Services across the country, recognized author and speaker on MLS and Intellectual Property issues.