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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Welcomes New Information Technology Leader

Veteran IT professional joins the company as new head of IT

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, today announced the appointment of Michael Rivera as vice president of information technology. Rivera will lead the IT department and play a key role within the company’s leadership team in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“We’re delighted to welcome a talented and experienced professional such as Michael to the company’s leadership team,” said Jessica Holt, senior vice president of the professional services division. “He has a proven track record of driving innovative technology solutions in support of business objectives, and his leadership and expertise will allow the company to continue delivering best-in-class tools and solutions to our sales professionals and employees.”

Rivera brings over 20 years of IT experience to the company, having led teams in transforming technology, information security and IT processes to deliver business results. Most recently, Rivera held IT leadership positions with Direct Connect in Chantilly, Va. and Premier Funding Group in Annandale, Va.

“I look forward to taking this exciting new step in my career and joining the strong team already in place at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty,” Rivera said. “Along with integrity and improvement, the company’s embrace of innovation as one of their key values is strongly aligned with the driving force of my career. I’m excited to collaborate with the various teams and departments within the company and apply my expertise in delivering value through the IT enterprise.”

Rivera will be based in the company’s Support and Services Center in Alexandria, Va. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Tech and a masters of science degree in IT management from the University of Virginia. He lives in Sterling, VA with his family.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty ( is a full-service real estate company with an annual sales volume of almost $5 billion. The company has 1,800 agents and more than 50 offices, providing complete real estate services nationwide. PenFed Realty is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PenFed Credit Union and is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerage network, operated by HSF Affiliates LLC. We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.


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