DocuSign saw the opportunity. Two talented men, an incredible compliment of talent, a frustration of the mundane and difficult set out to create an incredibly complex, outwardly simple solution. They’ve created a real estate paperless product saving thousands of hours of time for all members in a transaction. Client, Agent, Broker, and the myriad of real estate players who perform supporting roles. Find out how they found each other, solved an incredible problem affecting family & quality time and partnered with one of the fastest growing digital companies in the world. This is about Glenn Shimkus & Paul Koziarz and their story from start up to acquisition by DocuSign.
Glenn Shimkus is responsible for leading DocuSign’s presence in the real estate industry. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Cartavi, which was acquired by DocuSign. He is a technology enthusiast, gadget aficionado and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the fields of document management, mobile applications, and cloud computing.
Glenn was inspired to found Cartavi after his wife Shantel became a real estate agent and he saw firsthand the challenges she faced storing, accessing, and sharing the myriad of documents associated with every real estate transaction. After spending over a year researching the real estate industry, he decided to focus his passion on changing the way transactions are managed in real estate.
Prior to Cartavi, Glenn was previously the Chief Technology Officer at Morgan Street Document Systems and also the founder and CEO of LightsEdge—both of which offered cloud-based solutions for managing documents and a focus on supporting a mobile constituency. Before the entrepreneurial bug bit, he also spent over a decade working for large international organizations such as Amdocs, PLATINUM technology and Unisys where he focused on leading those organization’s efforts in document management.
Paul Koziarz is the VP Marketing, Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign.