Houlihan Lawrence Adds to C-Suite

The 130-year-old company has announced the promotion of Anne Marie Gianutsos to CMO and the appointment of Nicholas Fears as CFO of the company’s corporate management team, headquartered in Rye, N.Y.
Anne Marie Gianutsos

Anne Marie Gianutsos

Real estate brokerage firm Houlihan Lawrence has promoted Anne Marie Gianutsos to chief marketing officer (CMO) and has appointed Nicholas Fears as chief financial officer (CFO).

Gianutsos joined the company more than three years ago as head of the digital and public relations divisions, where she was mainly responsible for managing all digital and mobile marketing, product and strategy efforts for Houlihan Lawrence. In her new position, she will develop the company’s creative initiatives, oversee public relations initiatives and ensure company messaging is aligned across all channels.

Wide-ranging background

Throughout her career, she also served as the associate publisher for Epicurious and ZipList, digital divisions of Condé Nast, where she managed marketing and account management. Gianutsos also served as the director of content at Frontier Communications, where she partnered with national TV and digital video providers to acquire programming for Frontier’s entertainment video portal.  Prior to that, she served as an executive director of marketing at Fox Digital Media and held several digital roles at NBC Universal.

Nicholas Fears

Nicholas Fear

In the past year our digital marketing efforts have garnered high-level recognition, and we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of our capabilities. I look forward to continue working to advance the brokerage’s focus on using technology to empower both customers and agents,” Gianutsos said in a prepared statement.

Fears brings extensive knowledge in real estate brokerage finance, having served as CFO for Coldwell Banker New Jersey, in addition to other senior finance positions held with NRT over the past 15 years. In his new role, he will be responsible for enhancing the company’s financial reporting in addition to developing an effective financial, risk and operation strategy.

As an international financial executive, I’m confident in my ability to leverage my skills in corporate strategy, financial analysis and accounting to meet Houlihan Lawrence’s business objectives,” Fears said in prepared remarks.

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