Each year, the HousingWire Vanguards represent an elite group of industry executives who are moving the housing market forward. These Vanguards continue to improve and shape the housing landscape. Congratulations to Opteon Group CEO, Chris Knight, who was recently named a 2022 Vanguard!
Chris has been with Opteon for more than 12 years. Since taking on the role of Group CEO in 2016, Chris has cultivated a growth culture through initiation and support of more than 20 acquisitions throughout the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Since moving to the US from Australia in 2021, Knight has been integral in adapting innovative technology for US markets that will result in producing two-day turn times. His boundless energy and strategic approach to improving processes and procedures proved to be the linchpin to Opteon’s success in navigating the industry-high order volume. He is passionate about market disruption through development of great people, process, data software, and technology. By leveraging strategic partnerships, Chris aims to replicate the success Opteon has had in other markets to bring consistent two-day appraisals to the United States.
What has been the secret to Chris' success?
"The right people are in the right places. Invest in your employees, put the right people in the right roles and encourage and nurture opportunities for growth."
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