As president and chief executive officer, Tim Fagan has been instrumental in the continued growth and evolution of HomeFinder.com. Prior to the current post he has maintained since March 2009 (following the creation of HomeFinder.com, LLC), Tim previously served as president of Classified Ventures Real Estate.
Beginning in 2006, Tim was responsible for the strategic oversight of two leading real estate Web sites: HomeGain and HomeFinder.com. Under his seasoned leadership, both businesses thrived and evolved despite a challenging real estate market. Most notably, HomeGain met or exceeded its profitability targets each year, while HomeFinder.com experienced dramatic change during its drive to engage the marketplace, marked by (i) the launch of a national Web site in 2007 (ii) the rebranding of the business from Homescape in early 2009, and (iii) the announcement of a $40 million print promotion campaign with over 130 newspaper partners.
Before he embarked on the path to real estate, he also held increasingly senior positions with Apartments.com, our sister company, as general manager and senior vice president in 2001. In his nearly six-year stint in the rentals category, Apartments.com saw its advertiser base grow from 7,000 to over 14,000, and revenues grow by over 500 percent. His varied career also includes two years in Corporate Development, following stints in commercial lending and public accounting with Bank of America and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC, respectively.
Tim holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a Master's Degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CPA. He and his family reside in Wilmette, IL.