2023 HW Vanguard: Steve Ozonian

Steve Ozonian

Steve Ozonian is the president and CEO of the Williston Financial Group (WFG), a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital. A well-respected industry leader with deep operational experience in the real estate, prop tech, and mortgage industries, Ozonian has spent more than a quarter century engineering the dramatic growth of multiple real estate-related businesses, commanding billions in revenue, leading tens of thousands of employees, restructuring finances, and expanding coverage to achieve dominant market leadership. Throughout his accomplished career, industry powerhouse Ozonian has been laser-focused on improving the consumer experience through the use of technology.  Ozonian, who led the creation of the industry’s first national online consumer real estate search platform as CEO at Realtor.com, and is currently leading the charge to elevate the real estate transaction experience for all participants as president and CEO of WFG, believes technology can and should be leveraged to create a more positive home buying experience for all participants. Because his career has spanned all areas of the real estate transaction, Ozonian doesn’t look at the process as a combination of efforts from disparate industries, but rather from the same 360-degree perspective from which consumers experience it: as a single transaction culminating in one of the most significant events in their lifetime. He also views it as an opportunity to empower all transaction participants, facilitate greater transparency, and take time and cost out of the real estate transaction.

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Steve Ozonian



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Williston Financial Group

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