Former Rightmove Commercial Director Jason Bushby has today joined the UK’s leading recruitment firm Rayner Personnel to lead its expansion into other parts of the property industry including proptech.
Bushby left the portal in January last year after a 14-year stint and took a year-long sabbatical to prioritise ‘family, health and happiness’ and then, since early February this year, has been an industry consultant.
Describing Rightmove as the most successful proptech in history, Bushby says he will use his experience and industry contacts to help Rayner Personnel offer its services to a wider range of companies.
“The combination of my own contacts and Rayner’s established clients allow us high level access to employers and candidates alike,” he says.
“I will leverage this to establish strong relationships built on trust and ability in placing great people at great companies.
“My business and domain experience at the top of one of the most successful proptech businesses in history stands me in good stead to understand the needs of both sides of the recruitment relationship.”
As well as proptech, Rayner Personnel’s push into new area will include fintech, portal challengers, ancillary revenue generators, lead generation platforms and other property business related services.
“Being close to all aspects of property as we are, we properly understand these businesses and so now also plan to help them with their people requirements and their wider consultancy requirements too,” says Bushy.
Following a career in the army, Bushy entered the property industry as an advertising sales executive at the Daily Mail’s former local newspaper network, Northcliffe, selling ads to estate agents before joining Rightmove as an Area Director in 2004, being made Commercial Director in 2015.