HOUSTON–Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that Jeffrey Roberts has joined the firm as a chief information officer (CIO) in its Houston office and will be a member of the firm’s leadership team. In this role, Mr. Roberts will lead HFF’s information technology (IT) department and strategic technology vision for the firm and manage all aspects of the company’s IT strategy and operations.
Mr. Roberts has more than 20 years of technology experience running global IT operations for leading corporations. Prior to joining HFF, he was the CIO at Carriage Services (NYSE: CSV), the world’s third largest holding company of funeral homes and cemeteries. Before joining CSV, he worked as the CIO at Situs, a global commercial real estate advisors/servicer; Saxon Mortgage, a division of Morgan Stanley; and Litton Loan Servicing, a Goldman Sachs company. Mr. Roberts has led global information technology efforts across six nations on three continents and is experienced in securing efficient IT operations for tightly-regulated global companies. He holds an executive leadership certificate from Rice University and is a graduate of the University of Tulsa.
“Consistent with our strategic growth initiative, HFF continues to expand its total employment and production ranks reaching a high of nearly 800 employees at the end of third quarter 2015. Given this growth, we feel it is prudent to appoint a chief information officer to ensure our internal IT systems and operations are functioning at their highest capabilities,” said Nancy Goodson, HFF’s chief operating officer. “Mr. Roberts will oversee HFF’s IT initiatives including our firm’s proprietary database, which compiles critical deal and capital markets data essential to driving our business, as well as leveraging how we utilize technology and computer systems to consistently deliver improved communication and experiences to our clients.”
HFF and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF). HFF operates out of 22 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. For more information please visit hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.