Chicago-based hires new CTO, a leading operator of specialized online real estate marketplaces, is pleased to welcome Ted Ellis as chief technology officer, effective immediately. Ellis brings more than 16 years of experience guiding engineering and product organizations, and will be primarily responsible for growing the company’s technical vision while ensuring technological resources are being used efficiently, profitably, and securely.

Prior to, Ellis was the former CTO of Knock Rentals, where he played an essential role in helping the company secure $10 million in Series A funding. He is also the former CTO of A Place for Mom, and during his tenure was integral in helping the company more than triple its annual revenue. Other notable positions include directing fulfillment and order planning services at, a division of Walgreens, and leading technical programs for’s 3PL platforms, including, Toys ‘R’ Us and Apple. Most recently, Ellis consulted startup and midsized companies, and advised on technical architecture, recruitment and product strategy.