Realogy expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of a new chief operating officer to its ranks.
Melissa McSherry’s appointment is effective Feb. 22. She will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Schneider.
With a career spanning nearly three decades, McSherry comes to the largest full-service real estate services company in the U.S. from Visa Inc., where she most recently served as senior vice president. At the Madison-based company, her responsibilities will cover product, technology, customer success, corporate development and enterprise marketing across the organization.
Her work will also find her collaborating with business and functional leaders at Realogy in pursuit of its digital transformation, and to uncover new growth opportunities.
“Melissa is a bold leader who inspires teams. She strategically leverages technology and data to build products that enhance the customer experience and drive growth,” Schneider said in a Feb. 16 statement. “Melissa will help lead the next chapter of Realogy’s transformation as we accelerate delivery of a more seamless, digitized transaction and harness the power of our strong momentum.”
At Visa, McSherry was responsible for leading high-growth businesses delivering digital transformation and AI through product and technology, marketing, investments and talent development, according to Realogy. Her past experience also includes holding senior product, tech, data and strategy roles at several large organizations, including Capital One.
“Realogy is an industry leader with unmatched scale, deep data access, strong brands, and powerful agents,” said McSherry. “I have admired the progress the company has made in transforming how consumers buy and sell homes, and I am excited to partner with Ryan Schneider and the talented leadership team to further amplify Realogy’s success as, together, we deliver the next chapter for the company and our customers.”
Realogy – which said it supported approximately 1.4 million home transactions in 2020 – includes brands like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty. Last month, it was one of nearly 50 from New Jersey to be included in the 2022 Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and one of just 10 companies from the state with a score in the 90s.