Matt Barba, the original co-founder of proptech platform, Placester, will be leading the firm once again.
Placester, which was valued at $200 million last year, has laid off more than 100 employees in a company-wide restructuring that will return it to “development mode.”
Changes at the Boston-based firm that provides mobile services to real estate professionals, included its top executive. Its original CEO and co-founder Matt Barba will return, according to Inman. He had been replaced by Omar Hussain earlier this year. Hussain arrived at the company from Imprivata, a healthcare IT security company. Barba was most recently chief technology officer.
Matt Barba is the co-founder and CEO of Placester, a real estate technology company based in Boston. Placester makes it inexpensive and simple for real estate professionals, developers, and their partners to create real estate websites. Matt is a 8-year real estate industry veteran; initially an agent and more recently as a technologist and author of the most widely used real estate WordPress plugin Builder.
Placester is helping the real estate industry work smart by building software that “moves the industry online.” Our mission is to build software that enables real estate professionals to collaborate effectively, deliver outstanding consumer experiences, and ultimately grow their businesses online.
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