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Flatfair senior team shake-up includes surprising new hire

Alternative deposits supplier tells The Negotiator that former Zero Deposit COO has now joined its senior team as co-founder Daniel Jeczmien exits.

Nigel Lewis

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Flatfair has made significant changes to its leadership team including luring the former COO of its key competitor to join the senior team.

Gary Wright (main pic), who until December 2019 was the COO of Zero Deposit, has subsequently worked at RICS-endorsed property surveying site HouzeCheck before joining Flatfair.

Flatfair has also said goodbye to one of its three founding directors, Daniel Jeczmien, although he will remain a major shareholder.

Jeczmien established Flatfair in 2017 alongside CEO Franz Doerr and tech chief Bartosz Alksnin.

flatfair natalie connorThe other change is the promotion of its General Counsel Natalie Connor (pictured) to its board.

Wright’s arrival is a coup for the company, Flatfair and ZeroDeposit have fought tooth and nail in recent years to be the dominant players in this emerging sector of the home rental market.

Flatfair has grown rapidly over the past 18 months partly, it tells The Negotiator, after striking deals with many of the UK’s leading build-to-rent players.

They often offer alternative deposits as a free add-on as part of a rental, whereas tenants renting via private landlords and agents have to pay for the service, making it a harder sell.

Doer says: “I would also like to welcome Gary, who I am confident will prove instrumental in ensuring the continued success of our No Deposit product…and pay tribute to Daniel (pictured) for playing a key role in growing Flatfair into the company it is today”.

“I would like to congratulate Natalie for her promotion to Flatfair’s board of directors. Natalie’s counsel to the board has been vital to the company’s continued growth and success, and in particular to navigating the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

February 8, 2021

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