Kuba Jewgieniew

Founder and CEO, RealtyONEGroup

Overall Rank: 22
Category: Corporate Execs
Category Rank: 12

Jewgieniew, a former stockbroker and computer programmer, founded RealtyONEGroup in 2005, and has enjoyed strong growth every since. Its 8,800 agents in 73 company-owned and franchised offices produced over 43,000 transactions valued at $16 billion in 2016.

The firm is known for its flat-fee agent compensation model, which it began franchising in 2012. It is now in 17 states including California, Washington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and Tennessee. After getting his real estate license in the early 2000s, Jewgieniew also proved to be a top producing agent closing 111 transactions for a total of $30 million in his first year.