Reapit has announced that its head of sales, the well-respected and popular industry figure Simon Whale, is leaving the company.
He is instead going to “help and develop start-up and expanding PropTech companies to learn and grow” according to a statement from Reapit this afternoon.
“There are more and more PropTech providers entering the industry, and at a time when there is more and more legislation and a reduction in volumes it is important that they solve a real problem for agents rather than being one of those here today, gone tomorrow fads” says Whale.
“The clients I’ve spoken to over the years have said they often find it completely bewildering separating the wheat from the chaff, I believe I can help solve that problem. Technology done right can give you a superb foundation for the business, done wrong it can become your Achilles heel.
“I am pleased that following my time at Reapit, at a time when we became the clear market leader in the CRM space, and getting to work with some of the best estate agencies around the world, I can now share my knowledge and experience with companies looking to grow."
Reapit chief executive Gary Barker also issued a statement, saying: “Simon will be focusing his efforts in helping and developing start-up and expanding PropTech companies learn and grow, as well as helping agents to get the most out of technology. He will continue to work with us in an ambassadorial role at Reapit.
“This new role will allow Simon to work with companies that are on the beginning of the growth curve and require a strategy to accelerate. We believe that this new role will provide both opportunities for new PropTech organisations to grow, but equally for them to integrate and work with the successful Reapit platforms.
“I have worked with Simon for over 15 years as we have grown Reapit from 10 staff to over 200 today. I am pleased that Simon will be working with new and growing PropTech companies on new opportunities for integration and deeper relationships with Reapit. I would like to thank Simon for his hard work and his larger than life approach to Real Estate. It is a very exciting time for Simon and I am sure that a number of companies will benefit from his skills and knowledge.”