Meet the Rightmove Data team

Alan Gearing

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Alan spent the first half of his career working within a subsidiary of the Winterthur Insurance Group, becoming Head of their Estate Agency Channel in 1993. After leaving Winterthur, he was a founder shareholder and Director of The Asset Management Group, which grew rapidly to become the leading provider of property disposal and maintenance services to mortgage lenders.

He spent 8 years as Managing Director of Cubitt and West Estate Agents for the Arun Group, before forming The Inventory Exchange, an on-line Inventory and Property Inspection company and also worked on a wide range of consultancy projects within the residential property sector.

Alan joined Rightmove as Property Related Services Director in the summer of 2006, and has responsibility for Marketing and PR, and the development of new lines of revenue for the business including the development of the Rightmove AVM.

Nicolas Gates

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Nicolas joined us in 2007 as Head of Data and Valuation Services. He brought with him over 11 years industry experience including senior positions at Paragon and American Express where he dealt with the management of relationships with major European retailers, and most recently the general management of a number of European markets.

Adrian Hudson

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Prior to joining Rightmove Adrian spent 8 years developing new products, managing projects and building relationships with a diverse range of companies from small specialist IT start ups to large multi nationals both in the UK and abroad.

Since joining Rightmove Adrian has been involved in a number of data and system design projects and his current role as Relationship Manager means he can combine his passion for working at the cutting edge of new technologies with the chance to work with some of the top companies in the financial sector.

Sarah Ames

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Sarah joined Rightmove in 2008 after completing her degree in Graphic Design. She initially worked as a Customer Services Executive for the Southern Region, in our Milton Keynes office, dealing with the account managers and estate agents.

Sarah joined the AVM team in the Summer of 2009 as our Business Support Executive. Her positive and friendly manner and experience with graphics and customers make her a real asset to our AVM team.

Martin Cain

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Martin originally joined Rightmove in 2010 as part of the New Homes Customer Service Team before moving over to our Business Support Team in the first half of 2012. He is also studying towards a MCTS in software development and hopes that his exposure to our cutting edge development will help him to achieve this.

Martin strives for perfection in all that he does and with his previous Rightmove experience, history of Customer Services and friendly manner this will certainly enable him to help with any queries you may have.

Dilip Bahirwani

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Dilip joined Rightmove in late 2009, after completing his Masters in Information Systems Management from the University of Sheffield. Prior to his post graduate studies, Dilip worked as Project Consultant implementing Finance & Treasury Management solutions for leading Insurance and Asset Management Companies.

Dilip has brought experience and new ideas, together with enthusiasm and energy to the Business and Statistical Analyst Role.

Chris Sheppard

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On completion of his MSc (Hons) in Statistics at the University of Kent, Chris embarked on his first major career in analytics for the AVM department of Rightmove in July 2011.

In his time at Rightmove, Chris has worked on both new and current analytical projects, bringing fresh ideas and specific expertise to certain areas of statistical analysis.

Gavin Sutton

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Gavin joined the Rightmove AVM team as a Statistical Analyst in 2012 having recently completed his BSc (Hons) in Mathematics.

As an Analyst in the AVM team Gavin focuses mainly on processing large valuation batches, whilst continually improving data quality and valuation accuracy. Gavin applies skills gained through his statistically orientated work at university to aid the ongoing development of the valuation process.

Ty Jenkins

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Ty joined Rightmove in early 2005 when the AVM was essentially a green fields project, as dedicated database developer. He stayed through the initial development of all the original Valuation Services products moving internally for an architecture project at the beginning of 2007.

He returned to the Valuation services team in 2008 in a general developer role and is currently the Lead Developer for the project. Ty works closely with both the business needs of the AVM, development parts of the AVM team and the overall Rightmove architectural team on continuing enhancements and new Rightmove data products.

Greg Hawkins

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Having completed his BSc. (hons) in Computing and E-commerce Systems in 2008, Greg launched his software development career at a market-leading company which specialised in developing products for online sales integration. During this appointment, he progressed their core commercial product - a web-based business management system.

Greg began working for Rightmove in July 2010. Initially providing technical support for an assortment of development projects to enhance Rightmove's public site product, he joined the AVM team in January 2011. As a software developer within the AVM team, Greg works closely with Ty on enhancing the AVM product, drawing upon statistical expertise from analysts: Alan and Dilip.

Elena Montojo Vanrell

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Elena joined the development team in 2012 with two years' experience as a developer working at a music publishing company. Prior to this, Elena gained a Master's of Science in Computer Engineering which she studied in her home Country of Spain at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, she then continued her studies in Finland at Oulun Yliopisto.

The combination of Elena's knowledge of leading technologies, her strong mathematical skills and her bubbly personality makes her a real asset to the AVM team.

Bilmeze Atalan

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Bilmeze joined the Rightmove AVM team as a Software developer in 2012 after beginning her career as a Software Engineer for leading IT Consultancies and industries in Germany and the USA. By working in these companies, she had a great chance to strengthen her professional experience with different technologies using industry best practices and standards, for instance Oracle and SAP.

As a software developer, Bilmeze contributes positively to the software development with her excellent skills and expertise.

Aruna Rao

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Aruna joined the Rightmove AVM team as a QA Analyst in 2010 after beginning her career as a QA Engineer for a leading IT Consultancy in India. During her career she has worked on many significant advertising products for Google where she gained invaluable experience and in-depth problem solving skills.

As a QA Analyst for the AVM team she ensures the quality of the AVM product meets the required degree of accuracy and reliability. Aruna is continuously striving to enhance the complete quality process.

Yurdakul Celebi

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Yurdakul joined Rightmove AVM team as a Quality Assurance Analyst in September 2012. He has 4 years previous experience of testing web applications including Content Management, Digital Asset Management, Brand Management, Product Management Systems, Budgeting & Cost Calculation Tools, Websites and a Java based web development platform. He also has BSc(Hons) degree in engineering.

As well as carrying out manual and automated testing activities to ensure the work delivered meets the requirements, Yurdakul also makes suggestions for QA process improvements.

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