Glenn is a technology enthusiast and entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience building world-class teams and delivering exceptional products. He is a respected industry expert and visionary in the fields of document management, enterprise cloud, mobile applications and real estate/mortgage technology. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board at DocuSign, on the Board of Directors of Crowdfind, Inc. and DACRA Adjudication Systems, LLC and an Executive Advisor at Liveoak Technologies. He is also actively engaged with several early stage tech companies in which he has an investment, he serves as a mentor for TechStars Chicago and REACH (the accelerator for the National Association of REALTORS) as well as an investor and fund advisor for Seven Peaks Ventures, OCA Ventures and Chicago Ventures.
Glenn Shimkus is currently the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at the National Association of REALTORS. In this newly created role, he is responsible for uncovering and evaluating emerging technologies that may impact the global real estate market (residential and commercial) including ancillary services such as mortgage and title. The goal is to identify, analyze and track emerging technology and other trends impacting the global real estate community and then educate the Association’s 1.3M members, its leadership team and advocacy group so that all are best prepared to react to, embrace and take advantage of these technologies and trends.