The Montgomery Summit

The Montgomery Summit

Through our founding affiliation with The Montgomery Summit, March Capital offers our community unparalleled access to one of the world’s Top 5 technology conferences. A two-day invitation-only event, it gathers entrepreneurs, investors and leading executives to discover the most important innovations in business, technology and the innovation economy.

The Summit features keynote addresses and panel discussions with some of the world’s most well-respected and influential decision-makers, to thought provoking roundtables and 1-1 meetings.

We successfully held The Montgomery Summit presented by March Capital on May 24th & 25th, 2022. The 19th annual Summit showcased global-thought leaders and leading entrepreneurs. Our 2023 Summit promises to deliver and build on previous years’ successes, and we hope to see you back in person at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA on March 7th & 8th, 2023.


Mar 07 - 08 2023


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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Santa Monica, CA
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Susan McClain

Vice-President, Agent Success

Susan McClain is the Vice President of Agent Success at eXp Realty, where she drives agent success and loyalty by focusing on building strong relationships to foster growth. Her journey at eXp Realty began by collaborating with the company’s top influencers and attractors, significantly enhancing agent productivity, retention, and attraction.

With 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Susan has excelled as a Coach, Trainer, and Managing Broker, transforming a struggling office into one of the Top 20 in the country. As Vice President of Sales for a franchise, she played a pivotal role in elevating it to the #6 global position within the franchise network. Her expertise extends to franchise sales and mergers & acquisitions for one of the largest independently-owned franchises in the nation.

Beyond her real estate accomplishments, Susan is a Canfield-Certified Success Principles™ trainer and earned her Transformational Meditation teaching certificate in 2017. She is also an Integrity Selling graduate and a practitioner of the Sandler sales methodology. Susan is a firm believer in lifelong growth and learning, understanding that the key to personal and professional happiness lies in our internal dialogue.

Michael Brock

Regional Director, Growth (GA, TN & KY)

Michael Brock is an experienced real estate professional with over a decade of experience, showcasing strategic leadership and a deep understanding of market dynamics. As our newest Director of Growth, he spearheads expansion through strategic partnerships for the Georgia and North Carolina markets. Previously, he served as the Designated Managing Broker for eXp Commercial and Michael Alexander Realty LLC, while also serving as director of Atlanta Real Estate Institute. Michael’s diverse background includes roles at Keller Williams Realty, Inc., where he honed skills in negotiation and listing homes, as well as experiences in property management and institutional investing. His career reflects a commitment to excellence and a passion for real estate development, driving value for clients and stakeholders. 

Donna Dalonzo,

VP of Growth, Canada

Donna Dalonzo, VP of Growth, Canada  brings over 25 years of real estate experience, starting with Re/Max where she quickly rose to prominence, expanding the franchise from 92 to over 300 agents within three years. Recognized for her expertise in expansion, Donna successfully launched three Keller Williams offices in Quebec in 2012, earning accolades for her leadership and expansion initiatives. 

Donna’s strength lies in not only building real estate offices but also helping agents develop their businesses. Her knack for identifying solutions, whether in accountability, team building, or guidance, has empowered agents to achieve and surpass their goals. 

Continuously refining her skills, Donna embraced the challenge of bringing eXp Realty to Quebec in 2017. After thorough research, she chose eXp Realty for its forward-thinking vision and agent-centric approach, aligning perfectly with her own values and aspirations for the future of real estate. 

Troy Palmquist

Director of Growth, California

Troy is an experienced professional in the real estate industry, serving as the Founder of DOORA Properties and the Director of Growth for eXp Realty. With a wealth of experience in launching and expanding both independent and franchise brokerages, Troy has played a pivotal role in redefining real estate services across various markets. His dedication to enhancing agent performance and providing professional guidance has made him a respected figure in the industry. 

Throughout his career, Troy has achieved notable milestones, including selling thousands of residential properties and leading the successful launch of Engel & Völkers in Santa Monica. Additionally, he founded The Address brokerage, which grew to encompass five offices in Southern California. 

Troy’s commitment to innovation is evident in his contributions to the real estate sector, including patented improvements to residential signage and securing trademarks for brand design. A lifelong learner and advocate for knowledge-sharing, Troy frequently contributes to leading publications like Inman and HousingWire, covering topics from leadership to industry trends. 

Outside of his professional endeavors, Troy treasures time spent with his wife, Carrie, and their son, Rhett. Whether it’s spontaneous trips to Disneyland, weekend retreats to the lake, or leisurely walks along the beach, these experiences serve to strengthen family bonds and foster personal growth. 

Felix Bravo

Director of Growth, Florida

Felix Bravo is the Director of Growth for Florida at eXp and Co-Founder of Vida Luxury Group, a real estate team throughout the state of Florida.

Felix grew up in the real estate industry and began his career in Florida with Pordes Residential where he was a Sales Director at multiple boutique luxury new construction projects such as Kai, 101 Bay Harbor, and Palm Villas in Bay Harbor. Felix also spent this time working with multi family investors throughout the East Coast purchasing over 500 doors. In 2020 Felix Partnered with Side as their First Partner Expansion hire in Florida, he was a trop attractor and was the highest producer in 2020 and 2021. During this time Felix co-founded a Luxury Real Estate team which has since grown to 25+ agents throughout Florida. Post Side, Felix worked as the Director of Partnerships for Radius and was a key contributor towards their 409% agent growth in 2022. 

Felix has a passion for Leadership and Growth having trained and led multiple teams during his New Construction and Real Estate Career. With a focus on Agent attraction and growth, Felix has worked with some of the must successful Real Estate teams in the country helping them grow throughout multiple states and attract more agents.

Tony King

Vice-President, Growth

Tony King is a dynamic figure in real estate, combining nearly two decades of industry expertise with a distinguished military background. As a US Marine veteran, Tony was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Achievement Medal with Valor during his service in Iraq, instilling in him a relentless work ethic and commitment to excellence.

Tony’s impressive career includes roles as former Vice President and Texas State Broker of Redfin, and former Designated Broker for eXp Realty Texas. He’s managed, mentored, and/or supervised over 10,000 agents and 500+ real estate teams, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Tony has personally sold hundreds of properties and overseen/brokered over 100,000 transactions, driving over 42 billion dollars in sales volume and over 800 million dollars in commissions paid to agents & teams under his supervision.

In addition to serving as a Board Member to the 5th Largest Realtor Association in the US (Metrotex), he hosts a weekly podcast dedicated to helping agents excel in their careers. And as a loving husband and a devoted father of three girls, Tony understands the importance of balance and family.

As a Vice-President of Growth, Tony focuses on providing growth leadership support to the states of California, Florida and Texas. Additionally, under his leadership, all state directors will work to streamline operations at the state level, aiming to maximize efficiency and market penetration.

Nadia Habib

Sr. Vice-President, Growth, eXp Realty Canada

With over 15 years in the Real Estate industry, Nadia has established a strength in acquisition, growth, training and retention.

She comes with extensive knowledge in the real estate industry and has trained broker owners and managers all over Canada on how to grow their business and retain their agents.

Her experience in residential, commercial, industrial, luxury has given her the skill set to lead exp Canada agents for growth and success.

As Sr. VP, Growth, eXp Realty Canada, Nadia is focused on attracting brokerages and large teams, supporting agents in their efforts to attract, run powerful events and ultimately succeed in their business.

Chuck Fazio

Director, Broker Attraction

  • Owned the Number 1 single office Brokerage in the country.
  • Over 900 agents, 2 billion a year 
  • Overseen over 40,000 homes sold and 9 billion in production
  • Success Magazine 125 Most Influential Business Leaders
  • RIS Media Billionaires club
  • Real Trends Top 500 Power Brokers
  • Swanepools Mega 1000
  • International Speakers
  • Authors of Mastering Your Real Estate Career
  • International Team Lead of almost 8000 agents
  • Top 10 Influencers in eXp Realty 

Frank Panunto

Vice-President, Growth

Licensed since 1995, Frank has been serving the Tri-State area of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland for over 27 years. Having been in the top 5% of sales nationally, Frank has now joined forces with EXP REALTY where his team continues to help homeowners and home buyers fulfill their real estate needs. In addition to growing his own team, Frank made his move into Management 12 years ago and enjoys helping and training agents in an effort to realize their personal and professional goals. Joining the Growth Team is an exciting opportunity and brings his passion of leadership to a much higher level. Frank graduated from the University of Delaware, has been happily married for 20 years, and is the proud father of 4 beautiful daughters.

Frank Panunto focuses on providing growth leadership support to the Eastern Region of the country.

Russ Laggan

Vice-President, Growth

Russ Laggan started his path to real estate in his 20’s working doing design and project management at a local kitchen remodeling firm. From there he opened the first local Concrete Countertop company in 1999. Russ sold that company in 2005 and did a quick stint in the mortgage business as an originator learning that that was not the job for him. Knowing so much about homes it seemed like a good fit and got licensed in 2005 to sell homes and never looked back. End of 2005 he moved to Florida at the peak of the market then learned how to build a sales business knowing almost no people in a market getting destroyed. Lessons learned. From 2008-12 Russ ran what became a top producing private office in Tampa at the time with 70 agents and almost 800 sales in 2012. Russ left the security of that role to sell again and sold 105 homes in 2013, 143 in 2014 and 136 in 2016 while buying 50% of a local office in 2014 and selling it in 2015 after turning it into a profitable deal with his business partner. Russ ran the lower half of the country for a national brand from 2015-2018 as a Regional VP with 28 offices and over 1000 agents. Russ was previously with the second fastest growing company in the country as the VP of Recruiting where he helped build the company from the 3k range to 9k range of agents in 20 months. Russ left that role to come to eXp as the Regional Director of Growth for the U.S. West and Central Regions. His main role is to support Growth at eXp by leading, training, coaching and supporting team, agents and influencers.

Russ Laggan focuses on providing growth leadership support to the Eastern Region of the country.

Nathalie Goodyer

Growth & Expansion Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the Customer Service industry and over a decade excelling in the competitive real estate industry; she has established a reputation for honesty, integrity and cultivating lasting relationships.

Her experience as a Realtor, Coach, and Growth Development Director for traditional brokerages and luxury teams has contributed to her skill set to lead eXp Canada agents for growth and success.

As VP, Operations, eXp Realty Canada, Nathalie is focused on attracting brokerages and large teams, supporting agents in their efforts to attract, run powerful events and ultimately succeed in their business.

Sean Murphy

VP, Growth

Sean Patrick Murphy is the Vice President of Growth for the fastest growing real estate company on the planet.

Sean has been an award-winning Broker, Owner, CEO, Team Leader and Coach with a 19-year track record of superior success in the real estate industry.  Sean helped build and run the largest real estate office in Southern California by agent count, units sold and volume.  As a mastery business coach for the most profitable office in San Diego County, Sean recruited and trained over 500 agents in just the past 3 years. His years as a as a Broker/Owner and top 1% agent/team have helped him rise to the top of the real estate industry.

As a former Navy helicopter crewman and rescues swimmer, Sean thrives on building a winning team and setting them up for success. Lead from the front!

Amy Weaver

Sr. Vice-President, Growth

Amy Weaver, Sr. Vice President of Growth at eXp Realty, is a dynamic leader dedicated to reshaping the real estate landscape. Focused on attracting brokerages and empowering large teams nationwide, Amy supports over 89,000 agents with her strategic vision and hands-on approach. Amy’s commitment to excellence is evident through her Success Coaching Certification, acquired in June 2022, highlighting her dedication to guiding professionals towards success. That same year, Amy was also appointed as Luxury Division Corporate Lead, where she has showcased her expertise in high-end markets. 

 Amy’s journey in real estate leadership began as Team Leader/CEO at Keller Williams Market Center in the Greater Charlotte area. With experience spanning seller and buyer representation, her background in Physical Therapy equipped her with essential nurturing and communication skills, enhancing client care and agent empowerment. Excelling in various roles at Keller Williams, Amy’s leadership, demonstrated through her tenure on the associate leadership council and as an Assistant Team Leader, underscores her commitment to growth and excellence. 

 At eXp Realty, Amy’s multifaceted skill set drives initiatives, nurtures talent, and enhances the agent experience. Her expertise in customer service, sales, coaching, and leadership elevates agents and brokerages alike. Amy embodies transformation and growth, continuously redefining industry standards and inspiring the next generation of real estate professionals. 

 To connect with Amy directly, please reach out through our eXp Workplace platform via chat or reaching out to the Growth Team at [email protected]. Amy and her team are here to support you! 

Dave Conord

President, North America

Dave Conord is President of eXp Realty North America.  He has led the company from 10,000 US and Canadian agents in 2018 to over 78,000 agents in less than 4 years, making it the fastest growing real estate company in the history of the industry.  eXp Realty also became the largest independent real estate company in America and has been noted throughout the industry for its innovation and unprecedented growth.

Dave is a master of business growth strategy, honing his expertise through hands-on experience in many industries including international telecom, land development, residential construction, real estate brokerage, franchising and consulting.  His focus is on leadership, team building, inclusion, and a world-class experience.  At eXp, the team is driven by the mantra of #AgentSuccessObsessed.

Prior to joining the eXp Realty team, Dave grew his own companies and helped others through two decades in real estate with award-winning results, receiving recognition including: HBAM Platinum Circle of Excellence, Black Belt Team Leader, Top Franchise: Growth and Profit, Top Region: Net Gain, #1 Top Workplaces – Large Companies, RISMedia Trendsetters, Real Estate Newsmakers, Real Trends Top Brokerages, #1 US Independent Real Estate Company, and 2022 SUCCESS Top 125 Leaders.

A former owner and partner in multiple brokerage franchises, Dave also served as CEO /Regional Director of Keller Williams Realty’s 2nd largest Regional Franchise, leading it to #1 in Growth worldwide.  He also launched the Professional and Leadership Development department for one of the largest real estate companies in America, designing, authoring and delivering training and coaching curriculum for agents and leadership to boost productivity and growth.  Dave has served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for several companies and organizations in real estate, technology and related industries.

Dave lives in PA with his wife of 25 years, and his two daughters. The Conords can be found together hiking with their dogs, running and playing lacrosse, and as often as possible on treks through Europe and the Caribbean islands. 

Michael Valdes

Chief Growth Officer

Michael Valdes is the Chief Growth Officer of eXp Realty. He is currently the only Latino Chief Growth Officer of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). He has led a team which has opened 21 countries in 22 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent.

Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.

Michael is also the host of “The Michael Valdes Global Podcast” as well as “The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind” podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 100 countries and has over 12 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and Miami.

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