The Warren Group, publisher of newspapers Banker & Tradesman and a provider of real estate data, announced today that its board of directors has appointed current President and Chief Operation Officer David B. Lovins,as its next CEO. Current CEO Tim Warren Jr. has moved on from his role as CEO and will now assume the role of chairman of the board.
David Lovins first joined The Warren Group in 1996 as the director of information technology. He has been company president and COO since March 2004. Lovins has played a critical role in expanding the geographic footprint of the company’s real estate database, the company said in its announcement, and its growth from a focus on Southern New England to providing real estate data nationwide, plus the addition of many new products.
“It’s an honor to be named CEO of The Warren Group, a company with a proud 150-year history of serving the real estate, lending, and financial industries,” Lovins said in a statement. “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to lead our team of talented and driven colleagues into the future. In the role of CEO, I also look forward to developing new and innovative ways to meet the needs of our growing customer base as well as solidifying our position as an industry leader for real estate and transaction data.”
Warren will be scaling back his day-to-day responsibilities as part of the transition, the company said.
“This will be the first time in our 150-year history that a non-Warren will serve as the CEO of the company,” Warren said in a statement. “And I can’t think of a person better suited for the role. David has a successful track record of anticipating the needs of our customers and leading the charge in developing unique, cutting-edge data solutions to power their businesses. The company is in very capable hands.”