The RPM Group appoints Kris Upton CEO

April 16-22, 2018

The RPM Group announced the appointment of Kris Upton to serve as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the company by the Board of Directors in early April.


Pete Hornibrook will assume the role of Chairman Emeritus and continue to serve as an Executive Broker in the commercial sales division.


“I have a lot of confidence in our Board and in Kris Upton’s strong leadership. This is the perfect time for Kris to become Chief Executive Officer,” said Pete Hornibrook.


“Today’s pace of change is accelerating and our next CEO needs to thrive in this environment. Kris has a unique ability to translate vision and strategy into first class value and service for our clients, employees, and associates.”


Upton joined RPM in 2003 and has served in numerous roles, rising to President in 2013.


“I joined RPM 15 years ago because I was intrigued by the real estate industry and drawn to a company with a successful track record and long-standing reputation for integrity and professionalism,” said Upton.


Additionally, Robin Miller was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the RPM Group. Miller will continue in her duties as President of Coldwell Banker RPM Group, the Company’s residential sales division. Rick Freeling, Senior Vice President of RPM Group, was appointed President of RPM’s commercial sales division.


About the RPM Group


With over 300 associates the RPM Group is Arkansas’ largest full-service real estate company. Subsidiaries include RPM Commercial, Inc., RPM Management Co., Inc., Coldwell Banker RPM Group (residential sales), and various investment companies. Together, the RPM Group serves clients and associates with real estate expertise unmatched in the state of Arkansas. The Little Rock based company was founded by William F. Rector in 1955.  


Source: RPM Group



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