Rightmove’s former CEO Nick McKittrick has joined Homegate, one of the leading providers of real estate portals in Switzerland.
McKittrick was with U.K. property portal Rightmove for approximately 16 years and was a co-founder in addition to being CEO, a position he served from 2013 to June 2017.
Christoph Brand, Member of the Management Board and Head of Classifieds & Marketplaces of Tamedia, which holds a majority interest in Homegate AG said: “I am delighted that Nick decided to join the Board of Directors of Homegate AG. He is a recognised leader with exceptional know-how in the online property business.”
Homegate AG was founded in 2001 and has since become one of the leading digital companies in the Swiss real estate market. The site receives 10 million website visits, over 180 million page views per month, and more than 85,000 current real estate listings in addition to employing 70 experts in the fields of digital real estate search, digital real estate marketing.
Its CEO Axel Konjack said McKittrick’s wealth of experience and expertise will be welcomed.
“Homegate and Rightmove started almost at the same time. As market leaders in the UK and in Switzerland, the two companies are pursuing similar growth strategies. To have Nick’s experience as we continue to develop Homegate is an excellent opportunity for us. I look forward to working with him.”
Christoph Brand, Chairman of the Board of Homegate AG and Member of the Management Board of Tamedia, Daniel Previdoli, Member of the Executive Board of Zürcher Kantonalbank, and Urs Hügli, Owner and Managing Director of step2success GmbH, are the other members of Homegate’s Board of Directors. Nick McKittrick is succeeding Nicola Claglüna who resigned from Homegate’s Board of Directors.