PALO ALTO, Calif., Mar 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Producers Forum, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, today announced its board of
advisors, a who’s who of real estate luminaries to support its continued
growth. The B-B web portal,
provides an efficient and proprietary means to successfully connect real
estate sales professionals serving motivated buyers and anxious sellers.
The national service is a professional forum that organizes and
aggregates all buyers and off-market sellers through their respective
real estate sales professional.
Joining the board are Andrew Duncan, CEO Boardwalktech; Robert R.
Gerlach, Alain Pinel Realtors; Carole Rodoni, President of Bamboo
Consulting; Gary McKae, a veteran of the financial services industry;
and Judy Citron, also of Alain Pinel Realtors.
In announcing the board of advisors, Founder and CEO Eric Trailer said,
“In selecting our board of advisors, Producers Forum sought thought
leaders in our field who understand and appreciate the dynamics of
today’s technology-augmented society and yet appreciate the benefits of
high touch and the need to closely collaborate with clients and
colleagues. Having reached critical mass in Silicon Valley, the
Producers Forum Board of Advisors will be instrumental to our ability to
migrate to the next level of development and growth.”
Andrew Duncan, CEO, Boardwalktech
Andrew Duncan has more than 20 years of experience focused on building
companies and taking products and services to market. Prior to
Boardwalktech, Andy served as President and CEO of Advanced Data
Exchange. ADX provides on-demand supply chain transaction processing
network used today by over 200 of the Fortune 1000. Andy also served as
President and CEO of The EC Company which was focused on payment
transaction technologies for the small and mid market. During his work
in the technology field, Andy has led companies through several stages
of growth and secured significant investments from American Express,
CMGI @Ventures, Invamed Associates, Intel Capital, Wasserstein Addelson
Ventures, GKM Ventures, Sandler Captial, and The Thomson Companies.
Prior to entering the technology field, Andy was President and CEO of
Duncan Insurance, Inc., a nationwide Insurance brokerage representing
over 80 insurance companies specializing in commercial insurance.
Robert R. Gerlach
Under RobertGerlach’s leadership, Alain Pinel Realtors Palo Alto office
has consistently been one of the top producing branches within the
company’s network of offices. Bob has led and built three offices, all
of which quickly became the leading offices in their marketplace, during
two decades of management. Bob comes from a real estate family and began
his career working at Fox Carskadon from 1977 to 1992. After working
as a sales agent, he moved quickly through the management ranks. In 1981
he became the assistant manager of Fox Carskadon in their San Mateo
office and in 1983 became the manager of the Los Altos office. In 1986
he opened their Palo Alto office. The Palo Alto office became one of the
most successful offices within Fox Carskadon and was recognized both
locally and nationally at the time. He joined Alain Pinel Realtors in
1992, when he was recruited to open the company’s Palo Alto office.
Carole Rodoni, President of Bamboo Consulting
Carole Rodoni was formerly President of Fox Carskadon Real Estate,
Chief Operating Officer of Cornish and Carey Real Estate, and President
of Alain Pinel Realtors. She is a renowned speaker on the economy and
real estate and is currently the President of her own consulting company
— Bamboo Consulting. Carole has served on the Board of Regents of Santa
Clara University, is a Member of the Board of Directors of BayNet and
CondoWorks, and has been a guest columnist for the San Francisco
Examiner. She also is a frequent guest speaker on several radio and TV
programs across the Bay Area.
Mr. McKae is a veteran of the financial services industry, has a broad,
diverse and highly successful background. He combines his financial
expertise with inside knowledge of Woodside and its surrounding
communities to provide his clients with a unique view of the most sought
after Peninsula Communities. He was a member of the Woodside School
Foundation, a member of the Woodside Trails Committee, and a member of
the Woodside Livestock Committee. He was elected to the Woodside Town
Council from 1994-1997 and was Mayor of the Town of Woodside in 1996. He
was Woodside’s representative to San Mateo County Council of Cities and
San Mateo City-County Association of Governments in 1996 and 1997. Gary
has lived in Woodside from 1985 with his wife and two daughters.
Judy Citron brings a unique blend of skills, knowledge, professional
relationships and experiences to the Alain Pinel family. She has
designed, built, bought, and sold homes in Menlo Park, Palo Alto,
Atherton, Woodside, Los Altos, Redwood City and the wine country since
1995. Familiar with all levels of building and design —- from
engineering to finished interiors —- she has a well-deserved reputation
in real estate. Judy’s high-quality network includes potential home
buyers and sellers as well as carefully chosen financial, legal,
logistical and other specialties. She has an unparalleled ability to
envision, create, and expedite real estate ideas and transactions. Judy
is known for her uncompromising dedication, acute attention to detail,
and strong negotiating skills.
portal is a membership based venue that is open to all licensed real
estate sales professionals and will provide tiered services based on the
membership level. Among the benefits to members are automated records
matching, validated buyers database, off-market properties available for
sale, preferred vendor lists, customer service assistance, monitoring of
off-market transactions, messaging, simple navigation and an intuitive
dashboard, among other features.
About Producers Forum
Producers Forum, Inc. provides a multiple patent-pending matchmaking
venue for buyers of real property and sellers of off-market real
property through licensed real estate sales professionals. For more
information, please visit
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