HousingWire Announces 2021 Vanguards

Today, HousingWire announced the winners of its annual Vanguard Awards. This is the seventh year that HousingWire has recognized executives in the housing economy for their outstanding leadership in the space.

“We are proud to recognize the 2021 Vanguard winners, who represent the industry’s most impressive leaders. They are leading through an incredible time for those in the housing market — whether real estate, mortgage or fintech — and driving one of the largest sectors of our economy,” said HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler.

HousingWire’s 2021 Vanguards have led their respective organizations to unparalleled success, as evidenced by expanding products, services and profits in the past twelve months. These 50 honorees were carefully selected by HousingWire’s selection committee, chosen for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic way they are changing the industry.

“The Vanguards have become one of the highest achievements in housing and this year’s list of award recipients represent an elite group of executives who proved to be resilient and adaptable throughout this past 18 months of extraordinary circumstances in the industry,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “The 2021 Vanguards have proven to be true leaders, driving their organizations towards greatness, tackling challenges head on and making major waves in the housing market.”

The 2021 Vanguards list:

Ted Ahern
Rob Barber
Nicole Beattie
John Berkowitz
Michael Blake
Cindy Buhr
Danny Byrnes
Carmine Cacciavillani
Sean Cahan
Bill Decker
James Deitch
Uday Devalla
Kristen Estrella
John Fraas
Anthony Frederick
Trevor Gauthier
Jason Gesing

Ben Graboske
John Hedlund
Michael Hutchins
Aaron King
Pat Kinsel
Alex Kutsishin
Samantha Manfer
Devi Mateti
Terri Merlino
Samantha Meyer
Austin Niemiec
James O’Bryon
John Paasonen
Bruno Pasceri
Fiona Petrie
Karen Postiglioni
Eric Ray

Steve Reich
Steven Schachter
Cathleen Schreiner Gates
Phil Shoemaker
Kristen Sieffert
Baron Silverstein
Steve Smith
Patrick Stone
Ike Suri
Terry Theologides
Joe Tyrrell
Dale Vermillion
Jeffrey Walker
Joe Welu
Sue Yannaccone
Brian Zitin

See full company profiles on www.housingwire.com.


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