Former EVP of HR at The ACTIVE Network joins executive management team of leading online real estate marketplace

IRVINE, CA – February 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — (, the world’s largest online real estate marketplace, today announced that Sheryl Roland has been named executive vice president of human resources. Most recently, she held the same role at The ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV), the leader in activity and participant management solutions.

Roland oversees talent acquisition and management, total rewards and employee relations on a global basis, and will lead the people initiatives and strategies that serve and its more than 700 employees. She is based in the company’s Irvine headquarters.

“I’m excited to help build a world-class organization that attracts the very best employees and gives them the resources and encouragement they need to achieve at the highest possible level as we revolutionize the real estate industry,” said Roland.

Roland has extensive leadership experience in human resources and employee development at a variety of leading companies. During her tenure at The ACTIVE Network, she had global human resources responsibility for a workforce of 3,800 employees. Prior to joining The ACTIVE Network, Roland was senior vice president of human resources at WebSideStory/Visual Sciences and vice president of Human Resources at ENCAD and The Upper Deck Company. She also held human resources roles at Taco Bell Corporate and General Electric.

“Sheryl’s passion for developing great talent coupled with her expertise in human resources, change management and people development are critical to our continued growth and success, especially as we expand our operations domestically and abroad,” said Monte Koch, co-chief executive officer of “We are fortunate to add a leader with her experience to our executive team.”

Roland earned a BS of science in Counseling Psychology from San Jose State University and an MS in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2012, she was named HR Executive of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and was awarded the San Diego Society for Human Resources Management Workplace Excellence Award in the large public company category.

About is the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace and has sold more than $20 billion in assets since 2007. The company serves customers from the largest financial institutions and investors in real estate to the individual consumer and agent. is headquartered in Irvine, California and has offices in Dallas, Miami, New York, Newport Beach, Silicon Valley, London, and Frankfurt. Visit for more information.

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