Meet the Team

Dave Liniger
Chairman

Forty years ago, Dave revolutionized the real estate industry when he created the RE/MAX business model, which combines a maximum commission concept with world-class support services. The name “RE/MAX” was coined from the words “real estate” and “maximums.”

Gail Liniger
Director
Gail moved to Denver in 1973 and became the first RE/MAX employee. The same year, she was promoted to Vice President. She became Executive Vice President in 1978 and President in 1979.
Ben Litalien
CFE | Chief Development Officer
Ben has invested over two decades in the franchise community, with a broad range of management and franchise-building experience. His specific strengths are in strategic planning, organizational development, concept management, and franchise system growth.
Dr. Rocco Rinaldi
Director of Training & Operations
Rocco is an experienced business leader with a specialty in franchise operations who has led several large regions for national franchise systems, including H&R Block, Comfort Keepers, and Sodexo. Rocco is also a Senior Consultant with Franchise Well and also an Instructor with Franchise Well University, a provider of Franchise Curriculums and CFE programs.
William Fowler
Director of Operations & Technology
William brings a unique perspective and 20 years of entrepreneurial, operation and finance experience to our management team.
Dave Liniger
Chairman
Forty years ago, Dave revolutionized the real estate industry when he created the RE/MAX business model, which combines a maximum commission concept with world-class support services. The name “RE/MAX” was coined from the words “real estate” and “maximums.” The model continues to attract experienced, top-producing agents who lead the industry in individual sales and professional education. In 2011, Dave was named the Inman News “People’s Choice” Most Influential Real Estate Leader. In 2010, he was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s profiles of the 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. Dave has set a tone of philanthropy since the early days of RE/MAX. The culture of giving attracts professionals who care about making a difference in their communities. Since 1992, RE/MAX has been the official real estate sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2002, Dave co-founded a Denver-area conservation center, The Wildlife Experience, dedicated to fostering appreciation and understanding of wildlife, its conservation, and the many forms of wildlife art. He and Gail reside in Castle Pines, Colo., and love to visit Scottsdale, Ariz., as often as possible. They enjoy a number of outdoor activities, including golf and hunting. They also breed Arabian horses.
Gail Liniger
Director
Gail moved to Denver in 1973 and became the first RE/MAX employee. The same year, she was promoted to Vice President. She became Executive Vice President in 1978 and President in 1979. In 1991, she was named Chief Executive Officer and in 2002 became Vice Chair of the Board. Through 45 years of involvement and leadership, Gail helped build an organizational culture of collaboration, productivity, gratitude and giving. Gail has been recognized as one of the top 10 U.S. women for her outstanding achievement in business, the arts, and public service. She was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the State of Colorado, in the real estate and construction category, by the international accounting firm Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine. Along with Dave, she championed the RE/MAX sponsorship of Children’s Miracle Network in 1992. In 2011, Gail and Dave were presented the prestigious Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Founder’s Award (an award that only five other individuals had received) for their example and leadership that led to RE/MAX Associates surpassing $100 million in donations to the children’s hospitals foundation. She is also co-founder of the Denver-area conservation center The Wildlife Experience, an entirely new concept for appreciating and understanding wildlife. The 14-acre, 111,000-square-foot facility is designed as a quality venue for exceptional cultural exhibits, an educational center for all ages and an ideal gathering place for social, civic and business activities. She and Dave reside in Castle Pines, Colo., and love to visit Scottsdale, Ariz., as often as possible. They enjoy a number of outdoor activities, including golf and hunting. They also breed Arabian horses.
Ben Litalien
CFE | Chief Development Officer
Ben is an accomplished franchise executive who has built several successful franchise systems, consulted with IKEA, RE/MAX, Snap-on Tools, The UPS Store and others on franchise matters, and he developed and teaches the Franchise Management Certificate Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Ben is also the founder and principal of Franchise Well and serves on the board of directors for JIBU, a social franchise in Africa. Ben developed our franchise strategy and is responsible for our development nationally. He earned his Doctor of Management degree from the University of Maryland in 2012 with a published dissertation on the theory of social franchising. He earned his Certified Franchise Executive designation from the International Franchise Association in 2003 and served on the CFE board of governors from 2016 to 2019. As an approved CFE instructor Ben has taught thousands of students working on earning their CFE designation. Ben resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife of 36 years. They have a son and two daughters and four grandchildren.
Dr. Rocco Rinaldi
Director of Training & Operations
Director of Training & Operations Rocco is an experienced business leader with a specialty in franchise operations who has led several large regions for national franchise systems, including H&R Block, Comfort Keepers, and Sodexo. Rocco is also a Senior Consultant with Franchise Well and also an Instructor with Franchise Well University, a provider of Franchise Curriculums and CFE programs. Rocco supports the franchise strategy efforts and is responsible for the development of franchise training and support. He earned his Doctor of Business Administration degree from the William Howard Taft University in 2021, highlighted by a dissertation on the synergies between franchise success and franchisees with military experience. As a way to give back to local communities, Rocco is an Adjunct Professor in the Business and Entrepreneur departments at Wilmington University and Delaware Technical Community College. Rocco resides in Middletown, Delaware with his wife of 28 years. They have two daughters and four rescue dogs.
William Fowler
Director of Operations & Technology

William brings a unique perspective and 20 years of entrepreneurial, operation and finance experience to our management team.
William is the Co-Founder of Brain Balance Achievement Centers, a franchised business with over 100 nationwide locations, dedicated to helping children with learning and development disorders. William was responsible for the design, creation, and implementation of the business and franchise model, managing the early stage growth of the company as CEO for 7 years. He served as a board member for 6 years following being CEO. William and his partner sold a majority stake of Brain Balance to Private Equity in 2013.
William gained extensive financial experience in institutional bond trading,
quantitative analysis and corporate finance while working at JPMorgan Chase and
boutique investment banking firm Sandler O’Neill in NYC.
William is an equity partner of Xpresso Delight, a successful coffee franchise model start-up. William was responsible for the implementation of the two tier business model. He served as COO for 5 years. In February of 2020, William and his partners sold a majority stake of Xpresso Delight to Private Equity.
William is a founding investor and equity partner of 310 Bowery Bar, a premier hospitality bar in NYC.
William has been an Angel Investor for over 10 years, investing in or seeding companies in the Finance, Real Estate, Technology, and Hospitality Industries. He also served as Advisor to Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground, whose mission is to help children with learning and development disorders.
William Fowler has a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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