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Robin Voogd appointed head of Classified Verticals at Naspers

Formerly a general manager of EBay-owned Gumtree.com, one of the U.K.’s leading general classified platforms, Robin Voogd was appointed to the newly-created position of head of Classified Verticals at Naspers this month. He is based in Amsterdam. Voogd has a background in econometrics and holds an MBA from Insead. Prior to working in the area of classifieds, Voogds worked as a general manager at LeasePlan...

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Alberto Sanz joins board of Erento

Alberto Sanz joins board of Erento

Alberto Sanz de Lama, ex-CEO of Autoscout24, joined the board of Erento and LexisNexis Austria as CEO earlier this month. Erento.com, a leading platform in Europe for renting a wide range of goods, belongs to Austria’s Russmedia. It operates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.K. and Finland. LexisNexis, a Reed Elsevier Group company, is a global provider of content and technology tools to legal and...

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Chip Perry becomes CEO of RentPath

Chip Perry becomes CEO of RentPath

Updated with Apartments.com info; RentPath revenue comment From cars to apartments. Chip Perry, the founder and long-term CEO of AutoTrader.com, has jumped to another Atlanta-based classified company as its new CEO and president. He’ll be heading RentPath, a conglomeration of rental-advertising businesses that’s part-owned by Providence Equity Partners, which had an investment in AutoTrader.com for several years (and exited with a huge profit). RentPath operates ApartmentGuide.com, Rent.com,...

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India’s Housing.com fires CEO

India’s Housing.com fires CEO

Housing.com announced the immediate release of CEO and co-founder Rahul Yadav from his role. This ends a period of speculation, following months of controversial behavior from the young executive. Investors will run the company’s operations during the search for a successor. Housing.com is one of India’s most-watched startups. Competing with classified real estate portals CommonFloors, 99Acres, and MagicBricks, the company caused excitement among investors when...

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Haymarket appoints new CTO

Haymarket appoints new CTO

Haymarket Media Group announced that Martin Gee will join its management team as chief technology officer. Gee will be responsible for ensuring that technology across the group supports Haymarket’s business strategy, and for identifying and responding to current and emerging digital opportunities and challenges. He is currently responsible for technology delivery of video-on-demand and digital services, audience insight and business intelligence at Channel 4. Gee has...

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OnTheMarket loses director

OnTheMarket loses director

Clive Rook stepped down as director of Agents’ Mutual, the owner of OnTheMarket. Property Industry Eye reported that Rook did not seek re-election to the board as a non-executive director. Instead he wishes to focus his time on his own estate agency business, Rook Matthews Sayer, where he is the managing director. Speculation that he may have lost confidence in Agents’ Mutual and its portal was swiftly...

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Tony Lee leaves Adicio, joins SHRM

Tony Lee leaves Adicio, joins SHRM

Tony Lee, the long-time “face” of both Adicio and CareerCast, is leaving the company and joining SHRM, the Society of Human Resource Management, as VP-editorial. SHRM describes Lee as “a recognized authority on recruitment trends” and said he’ll be responsible for SHRM’s global content and editorial functions. The Washington, D.C.-area-based organization publishes HR Magazine, HR News online, electronic newsletters and books. Lee started with Adicio...

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Auto Trader appoints new non-exec

Auto Trader appoints new non-exec

Auto Trader, the U.K.’s largest digital automotive marketplace, appointed Jill Easterbrook as an independent non-executive director from July 1, 2015. Easterbrook will chair the remuneration committee, and will join the audit and nomination committees. Easterbrook is currently a member of the executive committee at Tesco PLC. She joined Tesco in 2001 and has held a variety of strategic and operational leadership roles. She has run a number...

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Markt.Gruppe replaces Vranken with own managers

Markt.Gruppe replaces Vranken with own managers

Joachim Vranken, long-standing CEO of regional, horizontal classifieds platform Kalaydo.de, received the marching orders from Markt.Gruppe, owner of Kalaydo since December last year. Markt.Gruppe appointed Sang-Woo Pai, founder and current CEO of Markt.de, and Peter Langbauer, current co-CEO of Stellenanzeigen.de, in his place. They will share the task of running Kalaydo between them. Langbauer will focus on marketing and sales, and Pai on planning and technology,...

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Zoopla appoints M&A veteran to its board

Zoopla appoints M&A veteran to its board

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) announced the appointment of Vin Murria as new, independent non-executive director. Until March, Murria was chief executive officer (CEO) of Advanced Software Group plc, the AIM-listed healthcare and business management software solutions company, when it was sold to Vista Equity Partners. The company was founded by Murria (LinkedIn), and her family owned a 15-percent stake in the business. According to the...

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