gurtej head shotNashville, TN. – Crye-Leike Group of Companies congratulates Gurtej Sodhi on receiving the 2015 Chief Information Officer Award in Large Private Companies (501+ employees) category by the Nashville Business Journal.

For Sodhi, who serves as Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President, this is his second consecutive year to win the award.

The NBJ CIO Awards winners are the top technological executives in Middle Tennessee who are using IT in innovative ways to create a competitive advantage, optimize business procedures, enable company growth and impact the company’s bottom line. Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on nominations from across the community.

“I am honored to be presented again with this prestigious award,” said Sodhi. “Receiving this award for the second time confirms Crye-Leike is the leader in providing innovative technology solutions to its internal and external customers, Crye-Leike’s website is also nationally recognized as a leader in providing the highest exposure for our listings while serving our customers and sales associates in the most effective manner possible.”

Under Sodhi’s leadership, Crye-Leike’s Information Technology division receives year over year recognition for their award-winning work on Crye-Leike’s web site, Over 400,000 listings are updated every 12 minutes on Crye-Leike’s website to ensure the most accurate information.

With over 12,000 visitors per day and 30 million hits per month, no local company comes close to on internet activity.

“I commend and congratulate Gurtej on his leadership and commitment to providing Crye-Leike associates and our customers with the most current technology resources,” said Harold Crye, Crye- Leike founder and CEO.

Sodhi will be recognized with fellow winners at a special luncheon on Oct. 23.

Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company that was founded in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike. Today, Crye-Leike is ranked as the 6th largest real estate firm in the nation and the #1 real estate company in the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has a network of more than 3,000 licensed Realtors and 112 offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma. More information about Crye-Leike can be found at