HomeGuru.com.my, one of the fastest growing Malaysian properties, has named John Paul Sta Maria as its new Country Manager; he takes over the post from Steven Tan, who now carries the role of Director in the Regional Business Development in Singapore-based PropertyGuru Group.
Mr. Sta Maria joined HomeGuru in September of 2011, and served in the role of Sales Director. Spearheading the country's team of Business Development Managers, his leadership was instrumental in the transformation of HomeGuru's business-to-business sales strategies, significantly influencing the Company's outstanding fourth quarter (Q4) results for 2011.
"We have been impressed with the sales discipline and structure that John Paul had instilled in the Malaysian team within less than half a year and it is our belief that his professional input will further propel the Group's profitability in times to come ," states PropertyGuru Group CEO Steve Melhuish.
Jason Thoe, Head of Marketing, HomeGuru said: “A personable individual, John Paul is constantly listening to and encouraging not only member of his team but also members from other divisions in order to achieve company objectives.”
Prior to joining HomeGuru, John Paul was the Country Sales Manager at Monster Malaysia and has had 14 years of substantial working experience in fields including sales and marketing as well as online business.