Purplebricks gives new COO a £1.1 million golden hello

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks gives new COO a £1.1 million golden hello previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks gives new COO a £1.1 million golden helloVic Darvey, who started at the company this week, has a 20-year track record in digital travel and price comparison businesses.Nigel Lewis8th January 201904,850 Views Purplebricks has given its new Chief Operating Officer a £1.1 million golden hello.The company announced today that 45-year-old Vic Darvey, who joined the hybrid agency a few days ago, has been given options to buy 700,000 shares in Purplebricks which are valued at £1.1 million based on its current share price of £1.65p. Purplebricks has not made clear when he will be able to cash them in.Darvey’s appointment was announced in the company’s latest trading update on 13th December. The announcement said that “Vic brings a proven record of technology delivery and leadership of cutting-edge data-led, customer-focused, commercial innovation”.His track record is ideal for Purplebricks. He has experience of rapidly building up digital businesses, and said during an interview early on in his career that he dislikes ‘old school’ attitudes to business, and praised the rise of online estate agents within the travel industry.Digital recordBefore arriving at Purplebricks, Darvey has spent 20 years’ as a self-styled ‘digital leader’ specialising in consumer brands.His most recent role has been a five-year stint at price comparison giant MoneySupermarket Group where he was Managing Director of its three key businesses MoneySuperMarket, TravelSupermarket and MoneySavingExpert, which Martin Lewis sold to the company for £87 million during Darvey’s time there.Before that he had a senior job at travel company LastMinute.com, and started out his career building a tech firm that is the power behind the websites of many leading travel firms including Expedia, Opodo, Thomas Cook, TUI and Kuoni. LastMinute bought the company in 2004.Purplebricks lastminute vic darvey January 8, 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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