SOURCE: Placester, Inc.

February 11, 2016 00:00 ET

Placester Announces Allen Bonde as Senior Vice President, Marketing

Bonde Joins Placester to Accelerate Company's Growth With Data-Driven Approach

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - Placester, a marketing software suite that fuses technology and design to dramatically improve the home buying process for real estate consumers and professionals, today announced the addition of Allen Bonde as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Bonde brings more than 20 years of experience and a passion for data-driven marketing and self-service apps to his role at Placester.

Placester is growing at an incredible pace; its real estate marketing software is now used by one in five real estate professionals in the country, including individual agents, brokers and enterprise-level organizations like Keller Williams and RE/MAX Integra. Total investment in Placester is $50 million, and overall growth is reflected in the rapid pace of new hires: nearly 100 in the last year, including Bonde.

"Placester's technology is simple to use and effectively connects real estate professionals to homebuyers, driving a huge demand for our products and allowing us to scale the company quickly," said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. "Though we're proud of products, our people have always been Placester's greatest asset. As we expand, we're making strategic hires, and Allen Bonde's analytics-driven approach to marketing will be critical to our growth."

Allen Bonde has always been an advocate of self-service apps and highly targeted marketing. Bonde comes to Placester from OpenText, Canada's largest software company, where he served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Innovation. Prior to that, Bonde was CMO and co-founder of Offerpop, a social content marketing platform, and CMO for the services arm of KANA Software. Bonde began his career as a data scientist and researcher, specializing in online advertising and e-commerce with McKinsey & Company and Yankee Group Research.

Placester continues its rapid growth. For a full list of open positions, visit Placester's careers page:

About Placester

Placester fuses technology and design to dramatically improve the home buying process for consumers, brokers, and agents. Founded In 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester marketing platform provides real estate professionals with MLS integration, high-resolution visuals, responsive design, and mobile optimization, as well as lead management tools and marketing automation software for email, Facebook, Google AdWords, and other channels. Currently serving over 100,000 real estate professionals, Placester is the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $50 million in funding, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital, and Techstars.

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