As chief industry development officer at Zillow Group, Errol Samuelson is responsible for industry relations strategy and business-to-business product development and tools in the company’s brand portfolio. Over the past year, Samuelson has been able to grow Zillow to a new level of engagement, allowing for a more organic user interface, as well as help the company’s expansion in Canada.
In August 2019, Zillow announced that more than 250 Canadian brokerages and franchisors had signed agreements to display listings on Zillow.com and Zillow’s mobile app. The company also noted that it had seen a 32 percent year-to-date growth of monthly Canadian unique users.
“Zillow has long been a go-to real estate resource in the U.S. for consumers and our partners in industry, and it’s exciting to see more than 250 Canadian partners using Zillow,” Samuelson said in a statement.
Prior to joining Zillow in 2014, he was chief strategy officer and chief revenue officer at Move, Inc. While at Move, Samuelson was also president of realtor.com® from 2007 to 2014 and president of Move’s business-to-business Top Producer Systems from 2003 to 2007. He was also one of the original designers of T-III, a system that helped introduce interactive mapping and internet networking to the MLS business.
Looking back on his career, Samuelson says, “I feel that my accomplishments thus far are that of the combined effort of all the powerful mentors I’ve been fortunate enough to have had throughout my life.”