About Bruce

   Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about me and my professional background.  I’ll keep this brief--if you’d like additional information just give me a call, send an email or, better yet, let's meet to talk further.  You can also review my testimonials for my clients' perspective.

   I've been a realtor with Alain and Pinel since 2007 following a successful career as a sales and marketing executive in information technology: first at IBM, then Tandem Computers and finally at Nuance which was then a software start-up focused on speech recognition. APR has since joined forces with Compass Real Estate.

    At Tandem I held several corporate vice-president positions, the last one being VP of product marketing and communications.  I left Tandem to become the initial vice president for sales, marketing and business development at Nuance, then a 15 person start-up, where I developed the revenue stream that led to a successful public offering.  Then I took a work break for a few years before deciding to build a local (no more corporate airplane travel), more individual, one to one centric "career."

 Having bought 7 homes in my corporate days, I decided real estate would be a good fit.

  I chose Compass Real Estate for its focus on quality and professionalism and its leadership in market share and technology.  While I no longer wanted a corporate environment, I did want to affiliate with a strong, market leading brand. Compass Real Estate has been the right combination for me.  

  My clients are both sellers and buyers (including many first time buyers).  My approach is to work very closely with my clients to understand their needs and timing and match those to opportunities I see.  You can see some of my clients’ personal endorsements on my testimonials page.

  My wife and I live in Los Altos and have had a long-term relationship with the Peninsula and South Bay. This area is our home and we know it well.  We're season ticket holders to the San Francisco Ballet as well as the Stanford football and women's basketball programs.  We're also members of the Cantor Museum at Stanford and the Asian and DeYoung Museums in San Francisco--we even have our name etched (along with many others) on the donor wall at the entry to the DeYoung for contributing to the rebuilding of that museum after the Loma Prieta earthquake.  Clearly, we love where we live and think it's a very special place. As you think about selling or buying your home, please think of me.  I know and love the area, understand its uniqueness and value, and am committed to helping you achieve your goals.

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