Realto Inc., an online marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative investments, has hired Lynn Berger and Shawn O’Shaughnessy to serve as sales directors.
Berger, based in Pittsburgh, has more than 20 years of industry experience. According to her LinkedIn page, prior to joining Realto, she was a managing director and head of national accounts at Kingsbarn Realty Capital. She spent nearly six years at Cantor Fitzgerald as director and head of national accounts, and earlier, as senior vice president of national accounts. Other positions during her career include vice president of relationship management at Realty Capital Securities and regional vice president and wholesaler at Allianz Life.
O’Shaughnessy, who is based in St. Louis, also has two decades of experience as a sales professional and financial advisor. According to LinkedIn, he held a number of sales positions during his nearly eight years at alternative investment distribution firm, SC Distributors, including national sales manager, divisional sales manager, and regional vice president. He was also national capital markets manager at Resolute Capital Partners and a senior vice president at Alvery Bartlett Fund Management.
“We are excited to bring Lynn and Shawn aboard and are pleased that they’ve hit the ground running as Realto builds on its success to date,” said Jeff Kinney, president and co-founder. “They are well-respected industry veterans who understand the value of Realto’s ability to provide liquidity and unlock value for investors in the secondary trading of real estate and other illiquid securities.”
Based in Overland Park, Kansas, Realto Securities, a subsidiary of Realto, Inc., is a registered broker-dealer that provides investors with the ability to trade traditionally illiquid real estate and alternative securities.