A number of key executives have left, or are leaving, Zoopla following the £2.2bn takeover by American equity firm Silver Lake announced in May.
The departure of ZPG founder and CEO Alex Chesterman – who remains on the board – has been documented. He stepped down at the end of September.
However, less well known are the departures of other seniors. They include:
- Paul Whitehead – ZPG Chief Strategy Officer (gone)
- Matt Cohen – ZPG Chief Product Officer (gone)
- Mike Blakemore – ZPG Chief Technology Officer (going)
- Mark Witherspoon – ZPG Data Services Director (gone)
- Richard Allalouf – ZPG Head of User Experience and Design (gone)
- Lawrence Hall – ZPG Director of Communications (going)
- Ed Mardell – PSG Chief Technology Officer (gone)
- Robbie Roberts – PSG Infrastructure Director (gone)
- Steve Moss – PSG Group Head of QA (gone).
Last night, Zoopla managing director Charlie Bryant – formerly CEO of Hometrack, one of ZPG’s acquisitions – told EYE: “ZPG is going through a very exciting period of change as we restructure the group and invest heavily in growth.
“The changes reflect our renewed focus on product investment and innovation, for the benefit of agents and consumers.”