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Purplebricks hires Rightmove alum as COO of Australian branch

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According to The Negotiator, Purplebricks recently hired Neil Tavender as Chief Operating Officer, and they have given him approximately £1.435 million in share options. Tavender is a Rightmove alum and one of the industry’s most high profile players who is credited with establishing Rightmove during the noughties.

Industry insiders claim that Tavender has been hired to sort out its sales operation, which has been enduring a shaky few months as several disgruntled former employees have gone public over working conditions at the hybrid agency’s Australian operation.

Tavender gained his industry profile during the early noughties when he helped set up a new homes sales operation for Rightmove with the former Rightmove MD Nick McKittrick, later becoming the portal’s sales director.

He then joined rival Propertyfinder.com when it was a joint venture between News Corporation and Australian portal the REA Group.

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