Anywhere taps Microsoft exec as first chief product officer

Anywhere names ex-Microsoft exec as first-ever chief product officer

Tony Kueh, a former Microsoft supervisor and 23-year tech veteran, will work alongside COO Melissa McSherry as he oversees the execution of Anyplace’s general product technique.

Anywhere has tapped former Microsoft government Tony Kueh to turn out to be its first-ever chief product officer, in response to an announcement on Thursday. Kueh will spearhead the corporate’s product technique, innovation roadmap, and expertise investments.

Tony Kueh

“Tony Kueh joined Anyplace in September 2022 as the corporate’s first chief product officer and is liable for the definition and execution of the corporate’s general product technique,” an Anyplace spokesperson mentioned.

“Kueh has a protracted historical past of efficiently incubating and quickly rising revolutionary expertise companies in a broad spectrum of areas together with cell, semiconductors, enterprise/SaaS, and AI/ML whereas main cross-functional groups together with product administration, advertising and marketing, technique, and engineering,” they added.

The Duke College graduate began his tech profession 23 years in the past as a senior group supervisor for Microsoft, the place he led the corporate’s cell messaging and software program options. From there, he went on to meet government positions at tech firms Qualcomm, Palm, SAP, PasswordBox, NeuStar, MobileRQ and VMware, the place he served because the VP of Merchandise till June 2022.

Kueh based an organization, BluText, in 2015 and has been an advisor for a number of startups.

“The actual property business is ripe for transformation,” he mentioned in an announcement. “By mixing trendy design with the newest in tech throughout cell, cloud, and [artitifical intelligence and machine learning], we will ship pleasant, clever, and streamlined digital experiences for shoppers, brokers, and ecosystem companions.”

“I’m very excited to steer at Anyplace and stay up for working throughout the enterprise, community of affiliated homeowners and franchisees, and the broader ecosystem to construct transformative digital merchandise,” he added.

Kueh will seemingly work side-by-side with COO Melissa McSherry, which Anyplace employed in February. McSherry, who most lately labored for Visa, is accountable for the corporate’s product, expertise, enterprise advertising and marketing and buyer expertise initiatives.

McSherry and Kueh’s hiring appears to fall consistent with Realogy’s 2022 progress technique Schneider shared with Inman last December. The CEO mentioned he deliberate to take a “collaborative strategy” to the franchisor’s digital technique, which incorporates investments in iBuying and energy shopping for, mortgage and title, bespoke luxurious options and forging partnerships with third-party tech firms.

“The transaction has to get simplified for the top buyer [and] that features serving to the agent make it less complicated. That’s the place the combination of issues like title and mortgage is available in,” he mentioned. “Each mannequin has received to go extra digital, and it doesn’t matter what your worth proposition is, you’ve received to ship extra of it digitally.”

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