Move, Inc., which operates for the National Association of Realtors, announced the appointment of Suhail Ansari as the company’s new chief technology officer.

At Move, which is a subsidiary of News Corp (NWSA), Ansari will be responsible for overseeing the company’s technology strategy focused on accelerating innovation to empower people by “making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable,” the company said in a release.

Ansari comes to Move from Pivotal Software, where he was vice president of engineering, R&D. At Pivotal Software, Ansari led research and development for Pivotal’s suite of big data products.

Prior to joining Pivotal in 2014, Ansari spent 11 years at eBay, where he held several senior engineering positions and was most recently the vice president of engineering, buyer experience.

In this role, he led a global team responsible for developing key areas of eBay’s commerce platform, including the home page, search, merchandising, verticals, and SEO across eBay’s properties in 20-plus countries.

"Suhail is a leader with a proven track record for leveraging data and technology to improve customer insights and experiences,” said Ryan O’Hara, chief executive officer of Move, Inc.

“We are committed to looking for new and innovative ways to help home buyers and sellers with one of the biggest financial decisions they will ever make and Suhail’s experience will help us move faster,” O’Hara continued. “We are excited to add such a talented executive to our leadership team.”

Suhail said he is excited by the opportunity at Move.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Move at such a pivotal time in the company's history," Suhail said. “There is tremendous innovation fueling the online real estate space and Move is in a great position to leverage its technology and data assets to deliver solutions that make it easier for consumers to find their dream home.”