RICK SHARGA, ADVISOR
Rick is the founder of CJ Patrick Company, a consulting firm that helps real estate, financial services, and technology companies develop a position of competitive advantage and use it to drive business strategy, marketing, and sales.
An accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in consumer and B2B marketing, Rick was formerly an Executive Vice President for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, responsible for PR, Social Media and Corporate Communications. Rick was previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Ten-X, the leading online real estate marketplace, where he started in July of 2013 as EVP of the company’s Auction.com business unit.
Prior to that, Rick spent eight years at RealtyTrac, where as SVP he was responsible for marketing, business development and data operations, and won the Stevie® Award for National Marketing Executive of the Year. Before RealtyTrac, Rick developed and executed sales and marketing programs for technology companies such as Fujitsu, JD Edwards, Toshiba, and Hitachi; start-ups like Tickets.com; and consumer brands including Pizza Hut, Acura and Cox Communications.
One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared regularly over the past 15 years on CNBC, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR. Rick is a member of the Corporate Board of Governors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the Advisory Council of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and the Board of the Technology Council of Southern California, and was included in the Inman News Inman 100, an annual list of the most influential leaders in real estate in both 2013 and 2014.