Executive Leadership

Intero's senior management is comprised of well-known industry professionals.

Robert Moles

During his tenure, Intero has grown into one of the Top 25 real estate companies nationally with more than $5 billion in sales volume. In addition to his duties as Chairman, Mr. Moles currently has Board of Director roles with several companies including Heritage Bank of Commerce and Trulia. A student of real estate for more than 27 years, Mr. Moles is widely regarded as a distinguished leader in the industry and a keen observer in the areas of policy and market trends.

Prior to joining Intero, Mr. Moles was the President and CEO of the Real Estate Franchise Group of Cendant Corporation, the largest franchiser of residential and commercial real estate brokerage offices in the world. As CEO of the group, Moles oversaw the Century 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA® and Sotheby's International Realty® real estate companies, which combined have more than 13,000 franchised offices and more than 262,800 brokers and agents worldwide.

In 1997, Mr. Moles was named President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, the world's largest residential real estate sales organization. During his tenure as President and CEO, he is credited with re-establishing and enhancing the brand's leadership position with the introduction of its 'Vision 2100' strategic plan. Under Vision 2100, the company initiated and completed the following programs: an award-winning advertising and promotions campaign, a state-of-the-art technology-based training platform, a redesigned and enhanced Web site, a new Internet-based transaction reporting system, and an improved franchise support system. Prior to Century 21, Mr. Moles was President/CEO of Contempo Realty, Inc., in Santa Clara, CA. Under his leadership, Contempo's annual transaction volume grew from $85 million to more than $2.4 billion.

Mr. Moles is recognized as a leader in the area of developing relocation and financial services for brokers. He has led the industry in advocating the creation of value-added services for the purpose of recruiting and retaining agents, and to meet the ever-changing needs of today's consumers.
Tom Tognoli
President and Chief Executive Officer

Recognized as one of the 100 most powerful people in real estate by the Swanepoel POWER 200, Tom is a driver and leader in the real estate industry.

Tom is a man passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. He is a Bay Area native, family man, business leader, and fitness buff. Anyone who has met Tom would say he is one of the most motivating, inspiring and passionate people they have ever met. Tom is backed by over 25 years of real estate experience, from being a top producing agent to being one of the founding partners and leaders of Intero. He is an advocate of personal and professional growth and development, and he inspires everyone at Intero by example. This leadership style has become a defining characteristic of the Intero culture and continues to drive Intero’s reputation as one of the premier real estate companies in the nation.

Tom pinpoints Intero’s culture of innovation, education and the Intero Foundation as the main factors that set Intero apart from the pack. Tom is convinced that Intero's progressive initiatives will continue to attract and create top producing real estate agents for years to come.

Along with many Intero agents, employees and leaders, Tom is a proponent for overall healthy living. Before most even wake up for the workday, Tom is busy challenging his mind and body while encouraging the Intero team to do the same. He has also been instrumental in establishing relationships with wellness and fitness companies to improve the overall health of the Intero team.

As the author of Intero’s wildly popular Monday Morning Mojo blog followed by tens of thousands of readers around the world, Tom has the opportunity each week to explore and share principles of success, happiness, discipline, and more. His enthusiasm in creating an atmosphere centered on Intero's core values is evident by his ongoing commitment to innovation and personal growth. Tom believes that once you get your F5 (Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness & Finance) in alignment, everything else falls into place. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, whether it’s a weekend hike with his wife Lynn, playing baseball with son Nick, or riding mountain bikes with son Tommy.
John Thompson
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Thompson was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and has over 25 years of experience in residential real estate and managing branch operations.

Mr. Thompson's goal at Intero is to create a company with the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry, while ensuring a commitment to giving back to the community. He is passionate about creating an energetic environment that is results oriented, but one that also focuses beyond simply selling a lot of homes. His desire is to seek out people who think and dream big, and are interested in professional and personal growth. Daily exposure to people with positive attitudes and influences, who are excited about challenging their limits, is his goal. It is his belief, that if these are your priorities, it is the surest way to become a better salesperson and serve the customer and community at a higher level.

Mr. Thompson received his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. Mr. Thompson enjoys golf, attending sporting events, traveling, the piano, adventure races, and going to the gym. He resides in Los Altos with his sons, Trace and Tanner.
Alain Pinel
Sr. Vice President / General Manager Intero Prestigio international

Alain Pinel is Senior Vice President & General Manager of Intero Prestigio International. In this role, tailor-made for his talents, Pinel is leveraging his unique experience, and continued success as the pioneer and renowned expert in the field of global high-end real estate to make Intero the leader in the luxury markets nationally and internationally.

Alain started his real estate career in 1976 with Fox & Carskadon Realtors, in Los Altos, California. Three years later, he became the managing broker of the new Saratoga office, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. In 1984, Alain was made Senior Vice President in charge of the South Bay region and a year later, became the Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager of the company. Over his five year tenure in such position, Fox & Carskadon tripled its volume of sales (to $ 3 billion) and emerged as one of the top residential firms in the country.

In 1990, as Founder, Chairman and CEO of Alain Pinel Realtors, he reinvented the marketing of high-end properties around international advertising and state-of-the-art technology, before selling the firm to his two partners to spend a few years in Europe.

Through the end of 1994, Alain Pinel was in Paris, in charge of the commercial activities of Sefimeg, the largest real estate entity listed on the French stock exchange with a portfolio of over 9,000 apartments and 3 million square feet of leased commercial space.

In 1995, Coldwell Banker brought him back to California. As SVP for the San Francisco, Peninsula & Silicon Valley region until 2002, Pinel put incredible new records on the books for the company with a sales volume of $13 billion in 2000 and 14,000 closed residential sales.

In 2002, the co-founded Imminence, a start-up that changed the way real estate is done in France and neighboring European countries. With a core business built around the MLS system, he provided a menu of marketing, financial and productivity tools to the industry.

From 2008 to the Fall of 2011, while SVP & General Manager in Massachusetts for William Raveis, the 10th largest real estate firm in the U.S., the company saw its market share jump 50%. It was voted "Best real estate company in Massachusetts" four years in a row.

Mr. Pinel returned to his favorite turff, northern California, at the end of 2011 to join the executive team of Intero Real Estate Services, the leading company in the Silicon Valley.

Mr. Pinel is also a former VP of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation in Northern California, and former VP of the French-American Chamber of Commerce.
Stuart Blomgren
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer

He has held these positions with the company since he joined in August 2002. Mr. Blomgren has more than 14 years of finance and accounting experience including 11 years in the real estate industry.

Mr. Blomgren is responsible for all financial and accounting aspects of Intero Real Estate Services. In addition to holding these positions for the real estate company, he also holds these titles and responsibilities for Intero Franchise Services, Inc, Intero Real Estate Holdings, Inc, and Mortgage Holdings, Inc.

Prior to joining Intero, Mr. Blomgren was affiliated with NRT, in several capacities and served as Director of Finance for Century 21 Seville Contempo from 2000 to 2002.

Blomgren received his Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance from Eastern Michigan University. He currently resides in San Jose.
Christopher Moles
Brokerage Counsel

Christopher Moles joined Intero in 2010, bringing with him practical knowledge of business and corporate legal matters. He has experience in civil defense working to defend contractors, developers, real estate brokers and real estate agents in a wide array of matters-particularly construction defect and real property sales transactions.

Mr. Moles advises Intero on all legal matters. As a California lawyer, he acts as litigator for Intero at court, at the Department of Real Estate, and the California Association of Realtors. Mr. Moles also advises management on day to day transactions. He works closely with franchising operations, and he helps facilitate corporate formalities. Mr. Moles routinely lectures at Intero Provizo training center and works closely with managers and agents on complex transactions and lawsuits. He is corporate representative for Intero on numerous community boards, including Baseball San Jose and the PRDS Forms Committee.

Mr. Moles holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Master's in Business Administration from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska.
Mike Bruno
Vice President, Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Bruno is responsible for supporting all of the company's growth initiatives. Mr. Bruno is focused on expanding Intero's footprint through mergers and acquisitions, adding company-owned offices in strategic locations, and working with Intero's franchisees to help expand their operations. In addition, Mr. Bruno has oversight of Intero’s company-owned facilities and their expansion. As an early employee of Intero Real Estate, Mr. Bruno brings deep understanding of Intero’s innovative culture and operation. He was the first employee of Intero Franchise business and was instrumental in establishing the Intero brand throughout Northern California.

Prior to Intero, Mr. Bruno was Vice President of Business Development at a silicon valley based software company responsible for creating strategic partnerships and for building an international channel sales network. He was the primary driver in establishing partnerships with HP, IBM, and Motorola as well as over 70 channel partners in North America and a dozen partners in the EMEA territory.

Mr. Bruno attended San Diego State University majoring in Economics. In his spare time, Mr. Bruno enjoys golf, mountain biking and spending time with his wife and their two children.
Brian Crane
Vice President, Core Services

Brian is a Founder of Intero Real Estate Services and was responsible for building the Los Gatos office from the ground up. In December of 2002, after identifying an empty lot in Downtown Los Gatos, Brian encouraged the Intero leadership team to invest in the land and build a multi-tenant building in downtown Los Gatos. By December of 2003, Brian had recruited over 85 experienced Realtors to move-in to the new building. Brian currently runs the Los Gatos office and is Senior Vice President of Core Services for Intero. Brian’s responsibility as SVP of Core Services stems from his over 28 years of experience in real estate sales and mortgage brokerage. By providing full service real estate (Real Estate, Title/Escrow and Mortgage) Brian believes that the client will enjoy the combination of convenience, competitiveness, and efficiency. Brian has built his career on the principal of “the client comes first”. Brian believes in providing a phenomenal real estate experience for clients and is passionate about training Intero Realtors to ensure that Intero clients have the best buying/selling/financing experience possible.

Brian lives a philosophy of work hard/play hard. When not recruiting/coaching/mentoring agents to the next level, Brian can be found doing something fun outdoors. Brian enjoys mountain biking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating and hanging out with his family (and dogs) in the Tahoe area. Brian and his wife Heather were married in 1989 and have three grown children: Brendan, Megan and Kevin.
Diana McGrogan
Director of Relocation

Over her 26-year career involving everything from working at some of Silicon Valley’s most notable tech companies to being part of Intero’s growth and success, Diana has become one of the most well respected Relocation Directors in the world.

With more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry, Diana is responsible for servicing more than 2000 agents and over 50 offices covering California, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The entire company’s outgoing referrals and incoming referrals from the largest referral networks such as, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and HomeServices of America pass her desk. In 2014 alone she did over 300 units and made more than $150,000,000 in volume.

Diana has accepted multiple accolades in her tenure some of which include; Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Services Internet Leads Award, Peak Producers Award, Momentum Club, Global Alliance Club, and Million Dollar Club.

She is also a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Advisory Council (the only west coast representative), Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, Relocation Directors Council and the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Dwight Clark
Business Development

Former all-pro wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark is an Athlete Endorser for Intero Real Estate Services.

Clark and his 49er teammates shocked the world in the 1982 NFC Championship game with a 28-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The decisive play in a thrilling finish was Clark’s amazing, leaping grab in the back of the end zone of a Joe Montana pass with only 51 seconds left in the game. Dubbed “The Catch”, Clark’s touchdown sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl and launched an NFL dynasty.
Clark was a star in the 49ers’ innovative and high-powered “West Coast” offense, an attack, which ultimately revolutionized the offensive approach of the entire league. He earned two Super Bowl rings as a player and three in management for a total of five Super Bowl rings during an era when his 49ers were known as the “Team of the Decade”.

No stranger to innovation and championship organizations, Mr. Clark’s focus at Intero is to build business relationships and expand the Intero brand.
David Casas
Vice President of Community and Government Relations

Over the course of his 24-year career involving real estate, corporate finance and philanthropy, Casas has earned a reputation for excellence. In addition to his professional career, Casas has also served as a council member, a school board member, and has served on numerous regional boards in Silicon Valley. During each phase of his career, Casas actively engaged in philanthropic efforts with the companies he joined.

Over the past four years, Casas has helped to lead a variety of significant improvements on the Board of Directors of the Intero Foundation, both operationally and in how it partners with the benefactors of its philanthropy to deliver on its mission to help children at-risk.

Mr. Casas graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree is Business Administration, and from Pepperdine University with a Masters of Science in Technology Management. He also received an Advanced Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement, from Boston College, in addition to a certificate Corporate Citizenship Management. David is married, with two children, and lives in Los Altos, CA.
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