Domain appoints former Uber and Google talent as chief revenue officer

Nine Entertainment Co-owned real estate platform Domain, has appointed John Foong as its new chief revenue officer, as he will replace current group director, commercial, Tony Blamey at the end of the month.

Foong is joining Domain from Uber, where he was global director of account management and customer engineering in California. It is currently unknown what Blamey’s next role will be.

At ride sharing platform, Uber, Foong “led multiple growth, collaboration and partnership initiatives across Uber’s business customers”. Foong spent 12 years at Google prior to joining Uber in 2019, leading the Google Cloud global partner/agent sales team.

John Foong

Foong said that “property is a sacred and special part of Aussie life”, and that he is proud to be returning home to work for an organisation “so committed to helping Australians make great property decisions from buying, financing, renting, selling, and every moment in between”.

“It’s been great to see Domain accelerate its digital first solutions to support customers and agent partners at every stage of the property journey. In addition to leveraging my global experience in these areas, I am particularly excited about engaging with our hard working agent community, and developing Domain’s 350-person strong sales team as leaders and expert advocates”.

Jason Pellegrino, managing director and CEO at Domain said: “I am thrilled to welcome John to Domain. I am excited to see a global leader of John’s calibre return to Australia, bringing with him the experience that our business needs right now, as we continue the next phase of our marketplace strategy. John’s outstanding track record in rapidly scaling large digital solution sales and customer success teams will be invaluable as we double down on the support, we offer our customers and the agent community.

“John’s decades of experience in property investing, combined with a history of leading high-performance teams, and developing technology-savvy talent will be a great asset to Domain and the Australian property industry.”

Pellegrino also extending his thanks to Blamey for his almost two decades at Domain.

“Tony’s career journey at Fairfax and Domain has been deeply aligned with Domain’s success. We thank him for the critical role he has played in Domain’s successful journey to date and wish him well for his future career.”

Foong will start his new role on 27 September.

Foong will be responsible for the growth of Domain’s marketplace portfolio spanning Residential, Commercial, Developer and Media and Agent Solutions as well as Go to Market, Sales Operations and Customer Experience.

In Domain’s FY21 financial results last month, the company majority owned by Nine Entertainment Co. reported a 10.7% increase in revenue to $289.6 million, and declared a $0.04 per share dividend to be paid to shareholders, with significant boost in net profit after tax, which grew 66% to $34.3 million year-on-year.

Domain was contacted regarding Blamey’s future, however had no response at the time of publishing.


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