Corporate Officers

Michael Miedler

President and Chief Executive Officer

Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Michael Miedler was appointed president and chief executive officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) in January 2019. In his new role, Miedler leads the iconic C21 brand and the organization's approximately 9,400 independently owned and operated offices and more than 127,000 independent sales professionals in 80 countries and territories worldwide.

Miedler brings to this role more than 20 years of experience with the CENTURY 21 brand. He is a leader in residential and commercial real estate franchising, brokerage, and management, and understands the important role the international markets play in expanding the brand and the System's growth opportunities.

In his most recent position, Miedler served as global chief growth officer (CGO) of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. In this role, he led the Franchise Sales team, where his focus was on capturing share in emerging and diverse markets. His relentless contributions to the brand throughout his tenure have often become featured milestones in the CENTURY 21 timeline, having set – and broken – records, which include closing some of the largest franchise deals in the history of the brand. His work as CGO also included enhancing and implementing the C21 Recruiting Platform.

Prior to serving as CGO, Miedler served as senior vice president with Century 21 Real Estate LLC, where he oversaw brand development and market share strategy in the U.S., advising new and existing real estate businesses on growth strategies, business planning and structuring transactions with an emphasis on growth for CENTURY 21 affiliates through development of market share and top- and bottom-line revenue.

Prior to his tenure at Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Miedler was managing director for ONCOR International, one of the world's largest commercial real estate networks where he facilitated commercial real estate transactions across the U.S. and around the globe.

Miedler has served as a volunteer to the Junior Achievement program in New Jersey, and as an executive sponsor of the Realogy NextGen employee resource group. He is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelor's degree in Applied Science, Criminal Justice and Accounting.

Cara Whitley

Chief Marketing Officer

Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Cara Whitley was named global chief marketing officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC on September 21, 2015. In her role, Whitley leads the marketing, advertising and digital media efforts for the world's largest real estate franchise organization of approximately 9,400 independently owned and operated offices and more than 127,000 independent sales professionals in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Whitley, a 20-year veteran of loyalty marketing, business development, strategy and change management, reports directly to Michael Miedler, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Whitley comes to the brand with extensive experience in leading marketing teams in a global and multi-cultural environment. She is a highly-accomplished marketing executive with an extensive background in:

  • Consumer-based marketing
  • Franchise systems and marketing funds
  • Digital and social media platforms
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Brand management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Partnership development, training, and analytical modelling and,
  • Market segmentation strategy.

Whitley joins CENTURY 21 after serving as chief marketing officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings/KSL Capital Partners in Lake Tahoe (CA), a position she held since October 2013. While there, Whitley led the integration of two brands to form a unified value proposition including their digital strategy and brand promise. 

Previously, she served as a vice president for some of the world's largest multinational corporations including American Express, Epsilon and Hilton Hotels Corporation.   As Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Global Loyalty for American Express, Cara was a key member of the strategic team behind the Plenti program, a marketing platform designed to transform the U.S. loyalty landscape in conjunction with key strategic partners. 

For Hilton Hotels Corporation, Whitley served as Vice President, Customer Loyalty, Global Partnerships and International Marketing where she influenced decisions on distribution, third party relationships, their loyalty program, and corporate strategies. She served on the International Operations Committee and played an integral role in the development of new markets and customer acquisition.  Additionally, she was responsible for developing the marketing strategy for all regions (international and outbound US).

Whitley earned her B.S. degree in Communications from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She is an avid skier, runner and hiker, and enjoys cooking, golf and yoga.