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SMS Assist Promotes CFO Shiffman to President

SMS Assist has promoted Marc Shiffman to president. He assumes his new duties immediately, while also continuing as CFO.

Shiffman (pictured) joined the Chicago-based proptech firm, which provides multi-site property management services to Fortune 500 clients, in 2010 as its 25th employee. The company now encompasses 800 employees and 20,000 affiliate subcontractors.

Since joining SMS Assist, Shiffman has served in many roles, including COO, CFO and chief administrative officer. “The SMS Assist of today was the stuff of dreams when I joined the company,” Shiffman said. “Where we stand now is a testament to the value our business model brings to customers and affiliates every day — not to mention my tremendous colleagues.”

CEO Taylor Rhodes said that from the beginning, Shiffman has been “an effective leader who has helped shape the vision for our culture, strategy and operating model that is reinventing an incredibly complicated, costly industry.”

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