SOURCE: RealBiz Media Group Inc.

November 04, 2013 08:30 ET

RealBiz Media Group Expands Executive Leadership Team

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - RealBiz Media Group, Inc (OTCQB: RBIZ) has expanded its executive leadership team with Deborah Linden as Chief Operations Officer, Patrick Scheltgen as Chief Information Officer, and Mark Lemon as Chief Technology Officer.

"The addition of these talented professionals will ensure RealBiz Media Group's continued growth in developing leading products in the real estate digital media market. We look forward to establishing the company as a leader in providing home video tours to the real estate industry," said Chief Executive Officer, Bill Kerby.

As Chief Operations Officer, Deborah Linden, AGE, will oversee daily operations and long-term strategic growth initiatives. She possesses a strong entrepreneurial background in resort real estate development and product evolution. Ms. Linden co-founded Island One Resorts in 1981 and served as CEO of the timeshare development and management company until its sale in 2011. At its height, the $100 million annual company had a 1,250 person staff; over 65,000 vacation owners; a points-based vacation club; 12 homeowners associations; and nine resorts throughout Florida and the Caribbean. An active volunteer to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), she has spearheaded many timeshare industry initiatives in the arenas of legislation, sales, marketing, ethics, and education. Her leadership includes over 20 years on the Board of Directors; 10 years on the Board Executive Committee; Chairman of the Board from 1993-1995; and Chairman of the Vacation Timesharing Council from 1990-1993. Ms. Linden's contributions to business development and community outreach have been recognized with numerous awards, including ARDA's 2000 Circle of Excellence Lifetime Achievement; Ernst & Young 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year, Florida Real Estate & Construction; and Dynetech-Crummer 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year, $50+ million category. Ms. Linden is Chairman of the Board of the DL Foundation, which performs community outreach initiatives benefiting children's charities, the community, disaster victims, and families in crisis.

Patrick Scheltgen, AGE, Chief Information Officer, is a co-owner of Filmrobot Systems and has extensive experience as a computer consultant in full systems lifecycle development and technical architecture. Since 1999, he has been the lead architect and company visionary of the Filmrobot Systems model, overseeing the development and day-to-day operations of one of the largest web design and programming companies in Vancouver B.C. Filmrobot has worked with hundreds of enterprise level clients in many verticals including manufacturing, film and television, wineries, and travel. Mr. Scheltgen co-created and designed, an online community based website that provides casting directors, actors and agents real time access to information to facilitate the casting of feature films and commercials worldwide. To date, continues to be the largest online database for working performers in North America. From 2004-2012, Mr. Scheltgen held senior level consultant positions with Fraser Health, the primary health services provider in British Columbia; Fortis B.C., the largest provider of gas and natural gas services to British Columbia; and TELUS B.C., one of the largest phone and cable television and network services providers in British Columbia. He has also led the design and development of many large scale e-commerce initiatives, including Hestercreek and Quails Gate estate wineries. Mr. Scheltgen has worked as the technical architect and designer for Streamcore Technologies, a large IT company that specializes in handheld software, designing and deploying a large-scale mobile-based solution. From 1996-1998, he was a senior technical architect for Sierra systems, one of the largest independent computer consulting companies in North America. Mr. Scheltgen maintained a lead management role in the development of a large client server utility billing application for several Canadian municipal utilities.

As Chief Technology Officer, Mark S. Lemon, 54, is responsible for developing and guiding the company's technology strategy, including the support of next-generation systems and technologies, management tools, and technical standards. He possesses a diverse background in emerging technology fields, including nearly a decade as a process engineer for Owens-Corning Fiberglas and nine years as a 3D computer animator and animation supervisor for Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment Inc.). Mr. Lemon co-founded and served as Operations Manager for Filmrobot Systems, Inc., overseeing MS Windows and Linux server and application support for internal web development as well as the company's co-located and cloud-based production environments. He has developed systems for Filmrobot, Fraser Health, TELUS, Terasen Gas, West Fraser Mills, and the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia.

About RealBiz Media Group, Inc.

RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 60,000 real estate agents and brokers. Through its wholly owned HomeTourNetwork operation, the company provides a Television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, and an existing Virtual Tour network. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, both key to its future development programs.

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