The REA Group has announced the international secondment of Tom Ainsworth, realestate.com.au’s Director of Residential Sales to Move Inc in the US. Tom will join Move as the Senior Vice President Go To Market and Sales, for two years commencing in September 2015.
The secondment is the first since REA Group acquired a 20% stake in Move, Inc., in November 2014 and is evidence of its close relationship with the Move team.
Following Tom’s departure, realestate.com.au’s southern sales team will be led by Ben Auchettl in an acting capacity.
Tracey Fellows, CEO of REA Group said: “This is a great opportunity to share learnings with our US partner and I know Tom will make a fantastic contribution to the Move team. We hope it’s the first of many opportunities we can offer our people as we grow our business internationally.”
Commenting on his new role, Tom Ainsworth said: “I am really excited by the opportunity to work in Silicon Valley and in the biggest residential real estate market in the world. Move, Inc. is a great company with passionate, smart and engaged people and so much potential. I feel really privileged REA has given me this opportunity."