Compass California Names Jessica Grimes Chief Marketing Officer

Leading Teams Across Northern and Southern California; Industry Leader with Powerful Track Record Delivers Innovative Strategies Throughout Multiple Mergers & Acquisitions

San Francisco, Calif., September 28, 2020 – Compass California, a division of Compass, formerly Pacific Union International, has promoted Vice President of Marketing, Jessica Grimes to Chief Marketing Officer.  

A recognized leader in the industry, Grimes has led creative services, branding, advertising and marketing strategies and teams since 2012, guiding Pacific Union through its growth as a boutique luxury real estate brokerage to its current stage today as Compass California with sales volume of $14 billion inside of the dynamic Compass emerging global brand.

“Jessica has performed as the steward of our brand, driving all of our marketing strategies and execution,” says Compass California President Mark A. McLaughlin. “She led the complete rebranding and integration of nearly a dozen acquisitions and expertly accessed that experience to guide our professionals through Compass’s acquisition of our business in 2018. Her promotion to Chief Marketing Officer is both well-earned and deserved.”

“I look forward to continuing to create innovative marketing strategies for our valued professionals at Compass California combining Compass’s powerful global branding with the industry’s best market-changing tech tools,” says Grimes. “Our marketing teams across California are delivering outstanding results-driven campaigns every day, and I’m honored to continue this work with the finest professionals in the industry.”

A San Francisco native, Grimes was named one of the San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women of 2017.  She resides with her family in Marin County.

About Compass

Compass is a leading national real estate technology company, providing tools and services to help real estate agents grow their businesses and better serve their clients. As one of the largest groups of small business owners in the country, real estate agents utilize the end-to-end Compass platform to improve their productivity and help them manage their business more effectively. Compass currently powers over 18,000 real estate agents across 165+ U.S. cities, who were responsible for over $91 billion in real estate transactions in 2019. For more information on how Compass powers one of the largest groups of business owners in the country, please visit  

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