William Raveis Welcomes Christine Stark as Sales Manager of Darien Office
Posted by Joanne Paone-Gill — December 16, 2009
DARIEN – William Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, recently announced the appointment of Christine Stark as Sales Manager of the firm’s Darien office.
“We extend a warm welcome to Christine and are delighted to have her as a member of our William Raveis management team,” said Mr. Raveis. “Christine and our firm share many of the same values, including an extremely strong customer orientation. She is a talented professional with a reputation for integrity and hard work.”
A 14-year resident of Darien, Christine looks forward to her new position as Sales Manager. “I am excited to be with such an innovative organization and especially delighted to be involved in the company’s pledge to grow our Darien office. William Raveis is a family-owned company with a local CEO who has a firm commitment to the town and the people of Darien. His vision runs parallel with mine – to offer unequaled service to our clients and our agents, and to bring the Darien office to the position of market leader as in our surrounding towns of Stamford, New Canaan and Norwalk.”
According to Gillian De Palo, Area Sales Manager for New Canaan and Darien, "Christine's enthusiasm is contagious! Her determination is backed by a solid resume of extensive sales and marketing experience. Her track record of community service in Darien is exemplary and speaks volumes about her commitment to our town."
"We are thrilled to have her”, she adds.
Prior to her real estate career, Christine worked in marketing and advertising at divisions of some of the world’s largest global advertising holding companies, such as Omnicom and Interpublic Group, as well as Ogilvy One, the largest direct marketing and interactive marketing network in the world.
An active member in the Darien community, Christine volunteers at Person-to-Person, holds membership at Roton Point Club, and is a member of Saint Lukes Church and Tokeneke PTO. She formerly served on the boards of the YWCA and Saint Lukes Parish School and was also a Girl Scout Leader.
She is a certified instructor of Myers-Briggs and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS and the Connecticut Association of REALTORS. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration from the University of Denver.
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It is a recent recipient of Connecticut’s Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award: the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc., and was ranked in 2009 christinby sales volume in REALTOR® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the 10th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Its award-winning website, raveis.com, will draw an estimated 10 million visitors in 2009.
William Raveis Real Estate began its New York expansion recently and presently has offices in Rye and Harrison in Westchester County. Future plans entail expansion into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Presently, the firm has 2,100 highly trained sales professionals and 65 offices / two affiliates in Connecticut; Massachusetts; Westchester County, New York; and Rhode Island.