Australia’s Domain Group adds four new hires to its product and technology team

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November 27, 2017

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Domain Group has added four new hires to its product and technology team, securing some of the technology industry’s best talent for its next phase of growth.

They join the team in a year of rapid expansion that has seen Domain Group create new roles for more than 80 people. With diverse backgrounds in all aspects of product and technology development – from machine learning through to product and software strategy – the new hires strengthen Domain’s leadership as an innovator in the Australian property space.

Domain Group is pushing forward into a massive 2018, following the company’s listing on the Australian Securities Exchange earlier this month.

Domain’s bolstered product and technology team will drive improvements to existing products and develop a suite of new products that deliver on the current and future needs of all stakeholders, including home hunters and agent clients.

New additions to the team include:

  • Katherine Santer, Principal Product Manager — Katherine joins Domain from Expedia where she was Global Product Manager. A former Country Director of Care Australia, Katherine will provide strategic direction for Domain’s wider consumer product and technology division, with a focus on consumer, B2B services, and APIs. Katherine has a BA in Economics and Finance and also ran San Francisco start-up Jack Cards.

  • Benjamin Paton, Senior Product Manager —  Benjamin will focus on Domain’s Agent Services product and technology vision and roadmap for Domain’s top clients. Joining Domain from software company Viostream where he was Director of Product, Ben has extensive experience across the process of product development with software engineering. Ben has worked at the ABC and Reuters and Nasdaq.

  • Kirsty Lee, Senior Product Manager, Lifecycle Products — Kirsty will head Domain’s product direction for Domain’s transactional products and technologies, including Domain Insure and Domain Loan Finder.

  • Danielle Lowry, Head of Media Products, Domain Media — Danielle will lead product development for the company’s media customers. She joins Domain following previous roles at Yahoo7 and Multi-Channel Network.

Lyndon Maher, Director of Product Management, commented:

“We’ve launched numerous product and technology firsts, which have changed the way Australians search and purchase property. Demand for next-generation platforms and superior consumer propositions is stronger than ever.

“Finding the right mix of people to take Domain’s product and technology team to the next level has been a major focus for Domain over the past year. These new hires are incredibly talented and place us in a strong position to make massive strides in 2018 and beyond.”

Antony Catalano, Domain’s CEO commented:

“2017 has been a huge year for Domain and we’re not letting up in our commitment to deliver the best product and technology experiences for our consumers and clients. We have the right mix of product talent to inject fresh ideas and take our very strong suite of mobile and agent products into the next phase, building on our strength as the #1 publisher of property journalism with the #1 social media reach for property seekers.

“We take Domain’s reputation as a trusted property source seriously.”

SOURCE Domain Group

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November 27, 2017

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  • Tiene un Master de Business Administration de Harvard
  • En noviembre este año después de la fusión de OLX Brasil y Grupo ZAP fue nombrado el CEO del OLX Business Unit. Lidera la empresa junto con Andries Oudshoorn y Marcos Leite
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Simon Baker is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Online Marketplaces and Property Portal Watch. Involved with property portals for 15 years, he’s a well-recognized expert and industry consultant.
As former CEO/MD of the REA Group for 8 years, Simon led the group to its current market-leading position. When he joined REA Group in 2001, it had $4m in revenues, $6m in losses and an $8m market cap.
By 2008, the company presided over $155m in revenues, $35m in EBITDA and enjoyed a peak market cap of $1b. Simon is currently Chairman of the Mitula Group and Real Estate Investar and a serial portal founder and, investor.