Point2 Technologies Appoints Walt Baczkowski to Board of Directors
Point2 Technologies Inc. (“Point2”) announced the appointment of Walter T. Baczkowski Jr. to its Board of Directors, effective February 01, 2008.
Mr. Baczkowski, RCE/CAE brings to Point2 nearly three decades of senior level experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Baczkowski is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Consolidated Assn. of REALTORS® in Oakland, and Macomb County, MI. During his extensive career in the industry, Mr. Baczkowski has also served as Executive Officer of the Toledo Assn. of REALTORS®, the San Diego Assn. of REALTORS® and the New Jersey Assn. of REALTORS®.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I’d like to welcome one of the real estate industry’s most respected leaders to Point2,” said Saul Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Point2 Technologies. “My relationship with Walt Baczkowski dates back to 1988. I’ve had the privilege to work with Walt over the years, helping the real estate industry to understand and adopt the web, including the adoption of pioneering initiatives such as REALTOR.com which we together helped grow to over 500,000 listings in 1995/96. I am excited to be able to work with Walt again, this time to unleash the full potential of Point2.”
“We will continue to build partnerships and seek leadership that will assist us in strengthening Point2’s position and ability to serve our customers across the industries that we serve, currently including the heavy equipment and real estate industries,” added Klein.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Saul and the Point2 Board,” said Walt Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer, Oakland Metropolitan Consolidated Assn. of REALTORS®. “The real estate industry is going through significant changes. REALTORS® need to be up to date with the latest technology and methods to retain their position in the real estate transaction. Today our clients, the consumer at large, communicate and receive information in an entirely different manner and format than they did even two years ago. REALTORS® must have the resources, and know how to communicate with consumers the way consumers are accustomed. Point2 provides the business solutions the profession needs to meet current and future consumer needs.”
About Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 Technologies provides online marketing and eBusiness software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries. Leveraging Point2 proprietary and patented technology, Point2 develops and markets software solutions that enable organizations to conduct business over the Internet more easily and more profitably. The Company is the largest provider of online marketing and lead management software for real estate professionals, with over 171,000 brokers and agents subscribing to Point2 NLS (National Listing Service), in 85 countries. Membership in Point2 NLS continues to grow by over 1000 additional members each week. Point2 is also one of the largest providers of e-commerce solutions to the heavy equipment industry, powers Caterpillar Inc.’s global heavy equipment dealer network and owns and operates UsedIron.com, one of the largest used equipment venues online.
Founded in 1996, Point2 Technologies is privately held and employs a staff of 100 at its headquarters in Saskatoon, SK and its Vancouver, BC offices. More information can be obtained at www.Point2.com.