Sales and Partnerships go hand-in-hand for PropTech leader in growth phase
Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 12 December 2022. Global property technology leader MRI Software has appointed former Isentia and SAS executive, Tim Pickard, and former Head of Real Estate for Australian Community Media and Domain veteran, Steve Grubmier, to strategic senior roles driving sales and partnerships. The appointments come at a time of growth for the PropTech leader in Australia and New Zealand which recently announced its intent to acquire PropTech Group for an estimated value of A$93.4 million.
David Bowie, Managing Director and Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific) for MRI Software welcomes the appointments as the PropTech leader rises to growing demand for its 50-years’ experience creating open and connected real estate software solutions. MRI Software solutions are used by most respected residential and commercial agencies in Australia and New Zealand.
“It is my privilege to work alongside professionals with the depth of integrity and expertise that both Tim and Steve bring to their new roles. They are joining MRI at an exciting time for our industry as it pivots to embrace all the benefits of PropTech, like the banking and financial services industry needed to do with FinTech a decade ago. MRI is committed to creating a culture and workplace that nurtures excellence and sector-expertise to the advantage of our clients, and it starts with great people like them,” Mr Bowie said.
Tim Pickard is now Senior Director, Residential Sales, Asia Pacific for MRI Software based in Sydney. In this role he is responsible for the sales and account management teams servicing thousands of residential real estate agency customers, mostly in Australia. From starting his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK to most recently serving as Commercial Director at SAS, Tim has over 20 years’ experience in software and technology across the Asia-Pacific region and EMEA. Tim succeeds Stephen Wilson who is now responsible for New Zealand residential clients and solutions for MRI Software based in Wellington.
Steve Grubmier is now Asia Pacific Director of Partner Connect for MRI Software based in Sydney. Steve brings a strong residential real estate background to this new role responsible for identifying and nurturing strategic alliances and partnerships that benefit MRI’s commitment to creating open and connected communities. Prior to MRI, Steve invested 11 years in various roles, most recently as Head of Real Estate at Australian Community Media. He and his team also achieved multiple periods of year-on-year revenue growth during his tenure as Sales Manager for Domain Media covering the largest metropolitan basin territories in NSW.