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Executives


Behind every successful real estate transaction there is a talented back office team making sure the details are taken care of and a strong management team guiding our company to success. Please take a few minutes and get to know our team of dedicated professionals.

Jim Lyon

Chairman

Jim Lyon is the third generation Lyon to lead Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty. Jim is an Arizona native and graduate of the University of Arizona. He started his real estate career with Russ Lyon Commercial Real Estate and went on to serve in numerous managerial capacities for Russ Lyon Realty Company. In 2004 Jim partnered with Todd Gillenwater and opened franchise offices in Sedona and Flagstaff where he served as Designated Broker in Flagstaff. In 2008 Jim and Todd purchased Russ Lyon Realty Company from his father Dennis and merged their franchise operations to create Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2008. Jim, his wife Robin and two boys reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Todd Gillenwater

CEO

Todd Gillenwater an Arizona native and graduate of San Diego State University. He received his Arizona real estate license in 1989 and joined Russ Lyon Realty Company in 1994. After a successful sales career in the Carefree office, Todd partnered with Jim Lyon in 2004 and opened Russ Lyon Realty Company franchise offices in Flagstaff and Sedona. Todd served as Designated Broker for the Sedona office until 2008. In 2012 Todd was appointed by his partners to Chief Executive Officer where he is currently involved in all facets of the company. Todd, his wife Nancy and twin girls reside in Flagstaff Arizona.

Tom Locati

Owner/Partner

Tom Locati came to Arizona after owning and operating a successful oil and gas company in his home state of Montana. He started his real estate career with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty as a sales agent in North Scottsdale and quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the company's top producing agents. He retired from sales and became a co-owner of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty in 2012 and serves in numerous business development and strategic planning roles for the company. Tom resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Deems Dickinson

Designated Broker & President

As the Designated Broker for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Deems Dickinson strives for high ethics and professionalism in the business. He expects his sales associates to work with integrity to provide the best service possible to their clients. His commitment to these standards includes serving as chairperson of the Professional Standards Committee for the Arizona Association of Realtors. With close to 30 years experience in sales and management, Deems has witnessed firsthand the growth and annexation of the communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Bob Juby

CFO

Bob Juby has a strong background in corporate finance, accounting, and tax gained through his experience in a wide range of industries. Bob graduated from the University of Waterloo and gained his professional accounting designation in Toronto. After moving to Arizona in 1993, he worked for a real estate developer before joining Russ Lyon in 1996.