Former Amazon AI leader Venkatesh Baglodi becomes CTO of zavvie


BOULDER, Col., March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After leading technology roles at UPS, AT&T, and most recently as head of engineering at Alexa AI and AWS AI at Amazon, Venkatesh Baglodi has just joined the growing startup PropTech zavvie as Chief Technology Officer.

Lane Hornungco-founder and CEO of zavvie, said, “Ven is a seasoned leader with deep experience building artificially intelligent platforms. A builder of large-scale data and applied science solutions, he brings three decades of of diverse industry experience from a wide range of industries: e-commerce, banking and finance, telecommunications and logistics. This is a huge catch for zavvie; 2022 is the year that operations data will help us better serve our customers and rapidly expand our national presence.”

A software technology company that provides real estate brokers with a marketplace to buy and sell solutions through their own white-label platform, zavvie gives brokers the new ways to buy and sell homes while keeping agents at the center of each transaction.

Ven said the ability of the zavvie market to scale massively was a key reason for joining as CTO. “There are over 100,000 real estate brokers in the United States and 1.52 million Real estate agents. With a highly scalable business strategy, a talented team of smart, driven people and a collective real estate business acumen, zavvie is positioned for great success.”

Stefan Petersonco-founder and COO of zavvie, adds that Baglodi will help take zavvie’s technological prowess “to the next level”.

“Ven will enhance zavvie’s ability to better serve brokerages because he has the new experience and knowledge – and more importantly, when it comes to technology, Ven knows what’s next.” Prior to becoming Amazon’s head of engineering for Alexa AI and AWS AI, Baglodi served as a senior technology manager at Amazon Prime. His experience also includes seven years at AT&T as a Principal Architecture/Development Director, a Senior Software Architect, R&D for three years at McKesson Provider Technologies (now Change Healthcare) and six years at UPS as a Principal Architect. systems/technical lead. He has a doctorate. in computer science Nova Southeastern Universitya master’s degree from Southern Polytechnic State Universityand a BS degree from the Institution of Engineers (India).

Today, more than 65,000 real estate agents in 47 states use zavvie’s platform to better serve their clients. zavvie gives modern brokers and agents everything they need to thrive in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape: easy-to-use tools, technology, training, marketing and strategy. Learn more about

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