People Roundup: OpenBrix, Adevinta Spain and OLX Group

November 11, 2022
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The movers and shakers are still moving and shaking as 2022 reaches its conclusion. Here are the biggest moves we've spotted recently.

OpenBrix

Challenger portal OpenBrix has poached Countrywide veteran Adrienne Clarke to be its CFO. Clarke joins after 24 year at the UK estate agency giant, where she most recently held the role of Financial Director of Retail and London.

Clarke will lead all financial matters at OpenBrix, joining former Countrywide colleagues John Hards and Sandra Donovan who made the same moves.

Clarke said: "I am delighted to join OpenBrix and the established team. We have some incredibly exciting months ahead with some key product launches, it’s great to be part of the journey and working with a forward-thinking organisation and a fantastic team of individuals."

 

OLX Group

Ewa Priestley has left her role as global senior talent development director at OLX Group after three years at the company.

She joins Miro, an online collaborative whiteboard platform which has already raised $400 million in Series C funding.

In a post published on her LinkedIn profile, Priestley said: "I joined the company almost 3 years ago and little did I know what was coming. Despite having had the most challenging and unpredictable time of my career, I am leaving with the sense of an overwhelming fulfilment and pride."

She is replaced by the promoted Gandharvi Nadkarni, who has been at the company since 2020.

 

Adevinta Spain

Adevinta Spain has made two senior hires.

Alejandro Serrano joins as head of product strategy from Infojobs, an Adevinta-owned vertical. He joined Adevinta as a product director in 2018.

Meanwhile, Aida Parareda Casals has been appointed as head of financial planning and analysis, also with previous Adevinta experience after joining the company in 2019.

Serrano said:

"I am very happy to be able to contribute to the product strategy by working with marketplaces from all over Adevinta and with the combination of talent coming from Adevtinta and ECG (eBay Classifieds Group)." [Translated from Spanish]

Parareda Casals said:

"After 5 years in the FP&A group team, I am very happy to start this new role as Head of FP&A at Adevinta Spain.

"I am very happy to have had this opportunity and I really want to continue giving everything in my day to day." [Translated from Spanish]

Adevinta recorded strong performance in its Q2 financial results, with the company also selling two Mexican portals in September as the company focuses on its core European marketplaces.

November 11, 2022
Harvey is an experienced property journalist and copywriter. He has written about the property industry since 2015, starting at The Property Franchise Group in the UK, before moving to Spain to work for Spotahome. He has blogged for the private rented sector, ghostwritten for UK property experts and written case studies for franchise owners around the UK. Harvey joined Online Marketplaces as a News Editor in 2022.

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