A Family Business

Creating a sense of family has always been an important part of the Windermere tradition. That’s because the company itself was born from family, starting with founder, John Jacobi. From the early days of Windermere, John encouraged his children to get involved with the family business by answering phones, sweeping sidewalks, and volunteering in the community. His efforts paid off because nearly 50 years later, the company he built is now in the hands of a second generation who continue to honor the company’s humble beginnings while keeping a firm eye on the future.

Senior Leadership


Geoff Wood


Geoff Wood has served as chief executive officer of Windermere Services Company since 2003. Geoff is responsible for the core infrastructure functions of the company. Under his leadership, Windermere has moved into new markets in California, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Utah, and Hawaii. Geoff joined Windermere Real Estate in 1993 to manage five Jacobi family-owned real estate offices in Seattle. Prior to joining Windermere, he worked in construction and business management for Timberland Homes.

Jill Jacobi Wood


Jill Jacobi Wood brings a second generation of leadership to Windermere Real Estate which was founded by her father, John Jacobi, in 1972. Jill helps oversee the Windermere Services Company, which provides operational support, systems, and programs to more than 300 Windermere franchises. She is also instrumental in the growth of the Windermere brand through franchise development and helps run seven family-owned Windermere offices.


OB Jacobi


OB Jacobi brings a second generation of leadership to Windermere Real Estate which was founded by his father, John Jacobi, in Seattle in 1972. In 1989, he earned his real estate license and spent the next decade working in many aspects of the business, including real estate agent, property manager, office manager, general manager, and franchise owner. As co-president with his sister Jill Jacobi Wood and brother-in-law Geoff Wood, OB has helped facilitate Windermere’s growth into one of the largest and most respected regional real estate brands in the country. In addition to guiding business strategies for the Windermere network, OB oversees operations for several family-owned Windermere offices. He also sits on the boards of MoxiWorks, the Windermere Foundation, and Move Forward Financial.

Executive Team


Brooks Burton

Chief Operating Officer

Brooks Burton is the Chief Operating Officer for Windermere Services Company. He is


Julie Dey

Chief Marketing Officer

As Vice President of Marketing, Julie Dey is responsible for all consumer marketing activities on


Michael Fanning

SR. Vice President

Michael Fanning is a certified Ninja instructor who travels extensively throughout the Western U.S. to


Mark Oster

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Oster’s primary responsibilities include the overall management of the accounting


Chip Painter

Sr. Vice President

Chip Painter joined Windermere in 2004. He is responsible for the general management of


Shawn Prutsman

 Sr. Vice President, Technology

As Vice President of Technology, Shawn Prutsman oversees Windermere’s technology


Shelley Rossi

Vice President, Communications

Shelley Rossi is responsible for all internal and external communications for Windermere


Christine Wood

Executive Director,
Windermere Foundation

Christine Wood is the Executive Director of the Windermere Foundation, the non-profit arm of


Vanessa Wheeler

General Counsel

Vanessa Wheeler serves as General Counsel for Windermere Services. In this role, Vanessa oversees annual


Scott Wetzel

Chief Development Representative

As Chief Development Officer, Scott Wetzel is charged with growing Windermere’s footprint

Regional Leadership


Grady Kohler

President, Windermere
Services, Utah

As president of Windermere Services Utah, Grady Kohler has grown Windermere’s Utah footprint from a


Scott Wetzel

President, Windermere
Services, Mountain West

As president of Windermere’s Mountain West Services, Scott Wetzel is responsible for


Lucy Wood

Regional Manager,
Western Washington

As Regional Manager of Western Washington, Lucy helps manage Windermere’s franchise operations


Dennis Haley

Regional Sales Director,

Dennis Haley oversees franchise operations and growth strategies throughout California. This includes