Windermere Leadership - Windermere Executives

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

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Geoff Wood

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CO-PRESIDENT

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

CO-PRESIDENT

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.

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OB Jacobi

CO-PRESIDENT

OB Jacobi brings a second generation of leadership to Windermere Real Estate which was founded by his father, John Jacobi, in Seattle in 1972. As co-president, 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 seven family-owned Windermere offices.

Executive Team

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Brooks Burton

Chief Operating Officer

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

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Julie Dey

Vice President, Marketing

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

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Michael Fanning

SR. Vice President

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

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Matthew Gardner

Chief Economist

As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and

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Mark Oster

Chief Financial Officer

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

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Chip Painter

Sr. Vice President

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

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Shawn Prutsman

Vice President, Technology

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

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Shelley Rossi

Vice President, Communications

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

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Jeannie Simpson

General Counsel

Jeannie is responsible for Windermere Services Company’s legal governance, risk management

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Christine Wood

Executive Director,
Windermere Foundation

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

Regional Leadership

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Grady Kohler

President, Windermere
Services, Utah

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

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Scott Mitchelson

President, Windermere
Services, Oregon

As President of Windermere Services Oregon, Scott Mitchelson is responsible for the development,

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Tara Scholl-Gettles

President, Windermere Services,
Northern California and Nevada

As President of Windermere Services in Northern California and Nevada, Tara Scholl focuses on supporting

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Eric Thompson

President, Windermere
Services, Colorado

Eric is responsible for the growth and success of Windermere franchises in Colorado. Eric is a

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Scott Wetzel

President, Windermere
Services, Mountain West

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

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