After nearly 14 years with the company, Redfin president of real estate Scott Nagel has announced plans to retire
Nagel will be retiring in April 2022 but will serve as president of strategic initiatives, effective April 19, until his retirement.
“Scott and I have been partners and friends for fourteen years, from a few hundred thousand dollars in sales to nearly a billion,” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “Scott was the one who taught Redfin that the only way to love our customers was to love the people who serve our customers. He embraced the awesome responsibility of bringing in the bacon for a cash-strapped company while still insisting that customers come first. And he was the one who gave our everyone-sweeps-the-floors culture a twinkle of humor: whenever execs puffed out our chests, Scott loved to point out the banana peels under our feet. We’ve been lucky to have him this long.”
To succeed Nagel, the real estate brokerage has appointed Chief Growth Officer Adam Weiner to lead its real estate operations as president. The 14-year company veteran will continue to spearhead Redfin Mortgage and RedfinNow and will run its title insurance subsidiary Title Forward. Christian Taubman, previously chief product officer, will assume Weiner’s position.
Redfin said that the move consolidates all its home sale services under Weiner and unifies all its marketing and product management efforts under Taubman.
“Adam’s understanding of our people, data and systems will let us move fast on decisions that span our software and our service. With Christian, we’re elevating marketing to report directly to a senior executive who has produced massive Redfin.com traffic gains; he has the technical expertise to make digital ads even more effective and the appetite for risk to make a huge splash with mass-media advertising. It’ll be exhilarating to see what these two can do when given more room to run,” Kelman said.