EasyKnock announced the appointment of J. Taylor Crandall to its board of directors, effective immediately.
Prior to his appointment, Crandall was a founding member and chairman emeritus of private equity firm, Oak Hill Capital, where he has been since the company’s 1986 inception. Before joining Oak Hill, Crandall served as a vice president with the First National Bank of Boston, managing the leveraged buyout group and oversaw the bank’s Dallas energy office.
Crandall also serves on the Board of Directors of Hilltop Holdings, Berlin Packaging, Pulsant, and Omada.
“In addition to EasyKnock’s unique, solutions-oriented product offerings, I was drawn to the company’s strong and passionate team,” said Crandall. “I’m proud to officially join EasyKnock’s Board of Directors, and help the company continue its expansion to help American homeowners nationwide.”
Prior to joining Zillow Group, Lee was vice president of sales at loanDepot.
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor announced Maryam Banikarim has been brought on as its head of marketing.
Maryam has more than 25 years of marketing experience, managing global brands and international teams.
Prior to joining Nextdoor, Banikarim served as the Global CMO of Hyatt Hotels.
“Purpose should be the heart of a company’s brand. Nextdoor’s purpose of cultivating a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on immediately resonated with me,” Banikaram said in a release. “I couldn’t be more excited to join this extraordinary team that is committed to creating meaningful connections that bridge our online and offline worlds.”