Compass elects LinkedIn CFO Steve Sordello to board of directors

by Kerrie Kennedy

Real estate technology firm Compass has elected LinkedIn CFO Steve Sordello to the company’s board of directors.

Since joining LinkedIn in 2007, Sordello oversaw the business networking company’s successful IPO as well as its $26.2 billion merger with Microsoft, among other things.

Previously, Sordello served as CFO of TiVo, Inc., a manufacturer of digital video recorders and as CFO at Ask Jeeves, Inc., an Internet search engine company which was acquired by IAC in 2005. He has also held senior roles at

Adobe Systems Incorporated and Syntex Corporation, a pharmaceuticals company, which was acquired by Roche Pharmaceuticals in 1994.

“We are incredibly fortunate that Steve Sordello has chosen to bring his invaluable perspective to the Compass board as we continue to navigate the growth of our own business by empowering our agents to grow theirs,” said Compass Founder and Chief Executive Officer Robert Reffkin in a press release. “His experience guiding LinkedIn over the past 13 years has given him a unique perspective on how to best manage a fast-growing business that serves a large group of driven professionals.”

Sordello is currently a director of Atlassian and serves on the board of trustees of Santa Clara University. He is the fourth independent board member to join Compass in 2020.

“Compass has charted an impressive trajectory since setting out to simplify the real estate experience,” said Sordello in the press release. “The company’s success is driven by its focus on real estate agents. By treating agents like small business owners and providing them with the tools and services they need to grow their business, Compass has dramatically simplified the workflow for real estate professionals, and, in doing so, improved the everyday experience of buying and selling a home.”

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