Pioneering father of proptech hired by leading data firm

first_imgHome » News » Pioneering father of proptech hired by leading data firm previous nextProptechPioneering father of proptech hired by leading data firmMark Witherspoon is to join the fast-growing information and proptech firm TwentyCI as its executive chairman.Nigel Lewis30th April 20190905 Views One of the property industry’s most senior tech pioneers has been hired by fast-growing data firm TwentcyCI to be its non-exec chairman.59-year-old Mark Witherspoon has brought on board to help the Milton Keynes-based company achieve the next phase of its growth.TwentyCI has attracted attention for producing reports about Purplebricks backing up the hybrid agency’s claim that it sold homes faster than the top ten traditional agents.During the noughties Witherspoon was one of the pioneers of the automatic valuation model (AVM) technology that many estate agents now use to generate leads, banks use to complete mortgage valuations and property portals employ to create house price indexes.30-year careerWitherspoon first worked for a company backed by three UK mortgage lenders and Countrywide that led the AVM field before moving to Hometrack, which uses the technology to drive much of its business.After a spell as its CEO he then moved to another AVM company, CoreLogic, before joining Zoopla as its Data Services Director.Since then he has been collecting a range of non-exec advisory roles including working for an online property auction site called BidX1, a commercial lease valuation company, a fund manager specialising in residential property and a tenant referencing platform, among others.Ian Lancaster, founder and CEO of TwentyCI, says: “Attracting Mark to the team was a considerable coup and a reflection of how far TwentyCi has come in just six years.”TwentyCI also owns blockchain-based conveyancing platform ViewMyChain and produces a quarterly National Property & Homeowner Report. Ian Lancaster Mark Witherspoon TwentyCi Zoopla April 30, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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