Celeste Starchild named COO of InspectionGo

Leadership team expansion follows a series of key acquisitions

InspectionGo, the leading provider of services and technology to home inspection companies, has announced that Celeste Starchild has been named chief operating officer.  Ms. Starchild will drive the company’s growth through bringing to life the full array of InspectionGo’s products and services to their network of home inspectors across the country.  Ms. Starchild enters the role with more than 20 years of technology leadership experience, and a proven track record of success in delivering valuable products in the real estate space.

John Russell, chief executive officer and co-founder of InspectionGo said, “We are excited to expand our leadership team to include Ms. Starchild.  Our business has grown, and we have also recently expanded our portfolio of offerings to customers. Ms. Starchild’s deep experience will help us to build on this momentum, and her people-first approach to leadership will drive success for our customers and our employees.”

“I am incredibly excited to join the InspectionGo team,” said Ms. Starchild.  “Home inspection plays a vital role in the path to homeownership, and InspectionGo is uniquely positioned to help inspectors to elevate their practice and their business success.  I am especially inspired by the passion of the InspectionGo team to deliver innovation and value to customers.”

InspectionGo recently closed the acquisition of Veristo, a vendor management platform for efficient sourcing, ordering, fulfilling and billing of professional services from freelancers and small businesses.  Veristo was acquired from MileOut Inc. for their technology to help deliver a better experience for the consumer, real estate agent and home inspector during the booking of a home inspection.

The acquisition of Veristo was the third acquisition for InspectionGo in 2019, which has helped InspectionGo to increase their customer base, speed product delivery, and add new talent to their growing team.  In October 2019 InspectionGo announced the acquisition of Axium Academy, now operating as InspectionGo Academy under the leadership of Kevin O’Malley, founder of the first licensed home inspection school and 35-year veteran home inspection educator.  In July 2019 InspectionGo announced the acquisition of Mastermind Inspection Community (MIC), the industry’s leading provider of marketing, accounting, and inside sales services, to help home inspection companies grow their businesses.

Ms. Starchild most recently served as senior vice president of data strategy at Move, Inc., operators of realtor.com, and previously held other roles during her 10-year tenure at Move, Inc., including leading their professional software businesses and general management of ListHub.  Widely recognized for innovation and leadership, she was awarded Woman of Influence in 2019 by HousingWire and also earned the Inman Innovator Award in 2015. 

About InspectionGo

InspectionGo is revolutionizing the home inspection industry with products, education, coaching, and wrap-around professional services for inspectors to grow their businesses. The foundational goal of InspectionGo is to enhance both the lives and businesses of independent home inspection companies.  InspectionGo is more than a groundbreaking technology company – it’s an authentic community that is laser-focused on the success and well-being of everyone involved.  Learn more at igoinspectors.com