India's Housing.com has appointed Jason Kothari as the chief business officer (CBO) to drive the company's overall strategy and growth in India. He will also be a member of the operating committee of the SoftBank-backed portal.
This is the second major appointment in Housing.com after its co-founder and ex-CEO Rahul Yadav was sacked last month.
On 1 July, Housing.com's board had sacked Yadav with immediate effect, saying that his behaviour towards investors and media was not "befitting" of a CEO. The company had also said that Yadav would not be an employee or part of the portal in any manner.
Housing.com, on July 10, announced the appointment of Rishabh Gupta as interim CEO.
Prior to this, Jason was the co-founder & CEO of Valiant Entertainment, where he successfully led the acquisition and turnaround of former $65 million unit of video game company Acclaim Entertainment, which owns and controls a library of popular entertainment characters, the statement said.
Commenting on his appointment, the company's interim CEO and COO Rishabh Gupta said: "Backed by a global and diverse work experience, Jason brings valuable knowledge and understanding of the entrepreneurial industry having founded and closely worked with entrepreneurial ventures."