TM Group announces Key Strategic Appointment of Gary Barker as Chief Operating & Technology Officer

Market-leading property data and technology provider TM Group is pleased to announce a significant addition to its Executive Leadership Team. Gary Barker, a seasoned expert in property technology with over 20 years of experience, will join the business as Chief Operating & Technology Officer, effective April 2024.

In this newly created role, Gary will spearhead a robust technology and innovation strategy for TM Group. His extensive background includes tech transformation roles as Executive and Non-Executive Director across renowned industry brands such as Countrywide, Connells, Reapit, COHO, Property Circle, and Nurtur.

Thomas Maerz, CEO of TM Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the strategic hire, stating “This is a major strategic appointment for the business, and we are delighted to have Gary joining us. His knowledge, skills, and experiences will help further cement our position as an innovative, market-leading technology provider, delivering the very best platforms and services to the Commercial and Residential property sectors.”

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Gary Barker shared his excitement about the new opportunity, stating “I am thrilled to be joining TM Group at such a hugely exciting time. The opportunity to drive TM Group’s innovation and digitisation strategies to the property sector is something I could not possibly turn down!”

Throughout his career, Gary has demonstrated a remarkable ability to create new products and marketplace platforms that make a real difference. Under his leadership, Reapit experienced 5 times growth in 4 years, after he pioneered the creation of the first Platform as a Service (PaaS) marketplace.

Commenting on his vision for TM Group, Gary added “I strongly believe TM Group is in a unique position to deliver huge value to the industry by ensuring that the process of buying and selling a house becomes easier, faster, and more transparent for everyone. I have been hugely impressed by the quality of the team, their ideas, passion, knowledge, and skills, all of which will be key to delivering the very best platforms and services to our customers.”