Michael Lane is president of ShowingTime, a technology provider for 950,000 real estate agents in over 250 MLSs. Lane oversees the sales and marketing team and collaborates with other members of the executive team on overall business strategy.
In the past year, Lane has led the introduction of new, market-wide ShowingTime products to more than 50 markets in North America, and the company nearly doubled its sales and marketing team with the addition of top-tier talent. ShowingTime expects to manage almost 50 million showings this year.
A Chicago native, Lane attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served for five years as a naval officer aboard the USS Chicago. He earned an MBA and Master’s of Engineering Management from Northwestern University before joining ShowingTime in 2000.
Lane draws inspiration from “The Man In the Arena” by Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”