BREAKING: Connells hires industry big guns to key merger posts

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » BREAKING: Connells hires industry big guns to key merger posts previous nextAgencies & PeopleBREAKING: Connells hires industry big guns to key merger postsTwo of the industry’s leading tech figures have been hired by Connells to help its integration with Countrywide.18th February 20213 Comments4,741 Views Two of the industry’s leading tech figures have been hired by Connells to help its integration with Countrywide. These are Gary Barker and Jon Notley. Barker was until recently the CEO of Reapit before leaving to join Boomin as its CEO but ultimately not taking up the post.Notley made his name heading up The Digital Property Group and later Zoopla’s sales teams and more recently helped co-found alternative deposit firm Zero Deposit. Notley is to head up Connells integration with Countrywide while Barker joins as its Group Chief Technology Officer.These senior appointments are both directly linked to Connells’ successful acquisition of Countrywide, which was voted through by shareholder this week. The hires also show how seriously Connells now take tech.InnovationThe company says Barker will be driving the Group’s innovation in technology as it continues to invest in this space, transforming the way IT supports and enables the business to work smarter and supporting long term plans to further evolve and expand in this area.David Livesey (pictured), Connells Group CEO, comments: “We are thrilled to have Jon and Gary on board at this exciting time for the business, complementing our senior team and bringing with them decades of experience.“As we expand, there will be further opportunities both for our people, and for the best in the industry to join us as we shape the future of the property industry.”gary barker Jon Notley connells Countrywide February 18, 2021Grant Leonard3 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 19th February 2021 at 8:29 amI had actually put in print some time ago that Gary Barker would be an excellent choice as CEO of Countrywide, which of course is now Connells. The point being that someone of Gary’s calibre understanding the macro and micro landscape of tech in the real estate space, and what a profit looks like as he guided Reapit yearly into big EBITA million pound increases – would be a huge asset. As the new GCTO in many ways this is the most important role, as agency competes against the back drop of the 4th industrial (tech) revolution and consumers do things digitally.Log in to ReplySimon Whale, Simon Whale Simon Whale 18th February 2021 at 4:46 pmAnd Gary’s not too bad too 😂👍Log in to ReplySimon Whale, Simon Whale Simon Whale 18th February 2021 at 4:46 pmStrengthens an already strong management team there with formidable resources. Fair play to Connells with a top notch headhunt.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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