Mike Sparr is the CEO and founder of Goomzee. Goomzee is a privately-held software company, headquartered in Missoula, Montana, specializing in mobile technology solutions for real estate professionals to increase their productivity. Goomzee provides Mobile MLS and Branded Mobile IDX solutions, making listing information and collaboration accessible over smart phones, tablets and other devices. The company also features its curbside marketing system, Realty Connect, that delivers property information to potential buyers’ cell phones via text message or mobile web, and captures leads for agents. Through various partnerships, the company’s products are available to over 290,000 agents nationwide.
As a former enterprise technology consultant and lifelong entrepreneur, Sparr has held management and founding positions with global Fortune 500 companies, both pre and post-IPO, as well as small businesses and startups. While working from the San Francisco Bay Area, he worked with, managed, and trained software engineering teams around the world and most notably worked at companies like Nokia, British Telecom, Oracle/BEA Systems, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, AT&T Wireless, Symantec and Neustar both in the U.S. and Europe.
Mike remains involved in all things real estate with guest appearances on local talk radio, memberships with Council of MLS (CMLS), Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), attendance at national conferences, and as an investor personally fixing up and selling his own properties or rentals. He is also a founding member of Mobile Future, co-founder of The University of Montana School of Business IS&T Advisory Board, and founding participant of Midtown Missoula. He often speaks to groups at Universities and participates in various startup, networking, and mentoring programs when he can.
Mike now resides back in his hometown of Missoula, Montana with his wife, daughter, two cats, and horse. He enjoys fishing, sports, Montana Grizzly Football and Basketball, carpentry, and travel – although less travel recently with the birth of his first child in 2012.