CARLSBAD, Ca. (November 24, 2014) – Zurple announced today that Co-Founder Ryan Owen has been named CEO. Robert Schulte, who served as the company’s President and CEO for the past four years, will remain on Zurple’s Board of Directors. Under Schulte, Zurple successfully transformed itself from humble startup company to one of the fastest growing SaaS technology companies in the country. In 2013, Zurple was named the 33rd fastest growing company in the country and the 3rd fastest growing software company by Inc Magazine.
Owen co-founded Zurple with his brother in 2009. Ryan has remained active in the firm’s day-to-day operations – serving as the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer during Schulte’s tenure. Prior to co-founding Zurple, Owen ran business development and international operations for Savings.com.
Citing passion and enthusiasm for the business he co-founded with his brother five years ago, Owen is excited to take over a healthy, profitable company with a bright future.
“Robert has been a tremendous asset to Zurple and a wonderful mentor to me. Thanks to Robert, we are positioned for continued growth in a very large market.”
Owen’s appointment follows the recent announcement of a new software offering (http://getconversations.com) that figures to help the company scale in a thriving industry. This pure SaaS offering provides agents nationwide with an affordable lead nurturing solution driven by data analytics and optimized for engagement.
For his part, Schulte is supportive of the move and plans to remain active on Zurple’s Board of Directors. “Ryan and I have spent the last four-years working side-by-side to turn Zurple into an exciting growth story. Ryan is an intelligent, crafty and innovative entrepreneur that is poised to lead and inspire an incredible Zurple team to the next level. Ryan has a clear vision, unwavering passion, and the skill to bring the Zurple SaaS technology to a vibrant real-estate vertical.”
Looking forward, Owen recognizes the opportunity in front of Zurple and plans to devote himself to helping the company capture it.
“Robert put Zurple in a phenomenal position heading into 2015, and I’m excited to be the one who will steer the company into another phase of remarkable growth,” said Owen.
Zurple sparks and automates the critical engagement between real estate agents and their incoming leads. The software enables agents to deliver timely, personal, relevant, and insightful communication to their prospective clients in a way that's both flexible and scalable - meeting the needs of each and every unique transaction cycle. To learn more about Zurple, please visit: http://www.zurple.com.