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Carrington Holding Company Welcomes New Leadership

John Nicholas

Aliso Viejo, California-based Carrington Holding Company announced that it is expanding the leadership team of the Carrington Retail Group (CRG), the company’s direct-to-consumer division that integrates real estate, lending, and title services to provide an extraordinary customer experience.

CRG has hired industry veteran John Nicholas as its Chief Technology Officer. Nicholas was most recently SVP of Product at online real estate marketplace Ten-X. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Channel Software, which was acquired by Ten-X subsidiary Auction.com in 2015.

The company also announced two promotions within the consumer retail group. Ryan Dranginis, formerly VP of Business Technology, was named head of Marketing. Dranginis has been with Carrington for three years working on the development of the company’s platform that connects real estate, lending, and title services for consumers and agents.

Christopher Gordon, formerly VP of Business Operations and Strategy, was named Head of Operations. Gordon joined the company in 2012, and has held a variety of roles throughout The Carrington Companies.

“Working together, this team will help Carrington further translate its industry expertise into an unmatched homeownership experience allowing consumers to find, finance, and make the most of their homes through the portfolio of services Carrington provides its customers,” said Greg Drakos, EVP of Carrington Retail Group. “We see a huge opportunity in aligning our team and technology to optimize the customer experience, and position Carrington as a leader in the residential real estate and mortgage markets.”

Carrington is a holding company whose primary businesses include asset management, mortgages, real estate transactions, and real estate logistics. Collectively, the businesses are vertically and horizontally integrated, and provide a broad range of real estate services encompassing nearly all aspects of single family residential real estate transactions in the United States. Carrington’s international presence includes operations in the United Kingdom and Italy.

About Author: Kristina Brewer

Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans.

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