Jim Ellsworth has joined RealConnex as an advisor and member of the Board of Directors, according to a company press release. Ellsworth brings to RealConnex decades of high-level experience in commercial real estate and finance. He most recently served as a Managing Director for AIG’s Global Real Estate division and previously held the position of Senior Vice President at the Trust Company of the West for nearly a decade. Ellsworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the Harvard Business School.

“Jim is one of the most brilliant minds in commercial real estate and finance today,” said Roy Abrams, CEO of RealConnex. “His positions as an advisor and member of our Board will dramatically extend RealConnex’s capabilities to the commercial real estate industry. I am excited to work with him to continue establishing a 21st Century model for commercial real estate transactions that moves beyond the traditional, time consuming and expensive practices in the current marketplace.”

Abrams established RealConnex to provide an online marketplace for real estate professionals seeking to be connected to new capital, investments, services and opportunities.

“RealConnex is quite simply one of the most innovative commercial real estate tech platforms available today,” said Ellsworth. “Roy’s visionary leadership has created a website that seamlessly connects commercial real estate professionals looking to make cost-saving deals in real time. I am thrilled to be joining RealConnex at this exciting time as its membership levels continue to grow at exponential rates.”