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Lanny Baker

Lanny Baker Chief Executive Officer and President

Lanny Baker has served as Chief Executive Officer of ZipRealty since November 2010, having joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in late 2008. Under Mr. Baker’s leadership, ZipRealty has significantly upgraded its web, mobile and customer service technology, while simultaneously achieving dramatic improvement in financial performance and overall profitability. Today, ZipRealty is actively reinvesting recent gains into mobile technology, agent recruiting and expanding the rapidly growing Powered by Zip (PbZ) network serving leading local brokerages in top cities across the United States.

Prior to joining ZipRealty, Mr. Baker was Chief Financial Officer of Monster Worldwide, the global leader in online recruitment advertising, where he oversaw financial operations and directed Monster’s long-term strategic planning and M&A activities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baker spent 16 years as a sell-side research analyst, where he was regularly recognized by Institutional Investor magazine for his coverage of the Internet/Online Media sector.

Mr. Baker currently serves on the Board of Directors of HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) and The XO Group (NYSE: XOXO), and is a member of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee of The Taft School in Watertown, Conn. Mr. Baker, his wife and four children live in Lafayette, Calif., in a home they found on ZipRealty.com.

Samantha Harnett

Samantha Harnett General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development

As General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development, Ms. Harnett heads ZipRealty's legal department and oversees all of the Company's legal and compliance matters. Ms. Harnett also leads ZipRealty's advertising and marketing services team and is responsible for all corporate and marketing partnerships, new business ventures and advertising.

Ms. Harnett joined ZipRealty in 2005 and previously served as Legal Counsel and Assistant General Counsel. Before joining ZipRealty, Ms. Harnett was an associate with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in the firm's Palo Alto office where her practice focused on employment law and trade secret matters for public and private technology companies. Ms. Harnett is a graduate of California State University Chico and Santa Clara University School of Law.

Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson Senior Vice President of Technology

As Senior Vice President of Technology Jamie is responsible for all aspects of technology including product development and the IT infrastructure. Jamie joined ZipRealty in 2000 and and has contributed to and led the development of ZipRealty's award winning website, CRM and mobile products since his arrival.

Prior to joining ZipRealty, Jamie worked at Pension Dynamics Corporation where he served as Director of Investment Services where he helped develop their technology and marketing strategies. Prior to that, he worked at Prizm Communications, where he leveraged new communications technologies to develop one of the first virtual call centers.

He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley.