Andy Clarke, who held a key product development role at OnTheMarket since before the challenger portal’s launch 11 months ago, has moved to a similar role for easyProperty.
Rob Ellice, chief executive of easyProperty, told Estate Agent Today: “Andy’s going to be our Head of Product. He’ll be in charge of how our website works and looks and he brings with him a vast amount of experience and knowledge of a portal.”
Clarke - who on his LinkedIn entry describes himself as “part of the founding team” at OTM - has an MBA from Imperial College Business School and a number of entrepreneurship awards, is believed to have started at easyProperty a few weeks ago.
easyProperty is one of the online agencies banned from OnTheMarket.
When asked by Estate Agent Today whether Clarke would be replaced, an OTM spokeswoman said: "No comment."
Ellice is himself off to the United Arab Emirates immediately after Christmas to consider a number of undisclosed deals on behalf of the agency, which earlier this month revealed that it had raised £25m in its latest funding round five times the target which it sought.
One investor, the Toscafund hedge fund, put in £14m and Ellice says the investment round could have been oversubscribed 10 times over.
One of easyProperty’s early 2016 objectives - “which we’ll meet in January or February at the latest” says Ellice - is the launch of residential and commercial online auction services.