Jens Paul Berndt appointed new CEO of Homegate AG

As of 1 March 2020, Jens Paul Berndt will become the new CEO of Homegate AG,  the largest real estate marketplace in Switzerland. He is succeeding the current  CEO Nick McKittrick who will step down as CEO but will remain a member of  Homegate AG’s Board of Directors. In addition, Nick McKittrick will join the Board  of the parent company TX Markets.  


Jens Paul Berndt is an experienced marketplace executive.  Most recently he has served as Deputy CEO of Homegate AG. Prior to this Jens has held a  number of key roles since he joined as CTO back in 2016. In his role as CTO he significantly  restructured and expanded the product and engineering teams to make Homegate AG a  more agile and best-in-class company. Jens Paul Berndt previously held various positions  at Scout24 group in Berlin and Vienna. He studied Medical Informatics in Heilbronn.

Christoph Brand, CEO TX Markets: “Jens is the perfect internal successor to take over as  CEO for Nick McKittrick. Jens is a technology and engineering expert with significant  leadership experience in the area of online retail classifieds. I would like to take this  opportunity to thank Nick McKittrick for the outstanding work he did with the entire team. I am pleased that he will continue to serve on Homegate AG’s Board  of Directors and also join the Board of TX Markets and contribute his expertise in  international classifieds.” The successor to the position of Homegate AG’s Chief  Technology Officer will be announced within the next few weeks. is the largest real estate marketplace in Switzerland and has grown  considerably in the last two years and currently employs 125 people from 25 countries. It  has become more popular than ever with consumers with over 84 million visits across  Homegate’s platforms in 2019, up 15 percent on the previous year. This growth in  audience coupled with continued innovation is delivering even greater exposure for our  customers’ brands and properties. This has in turn driven 15 percent year on year growth  in the number of customers and properties advertised on Homegate, with both achieving  all-time highs.

Nick McKittrick, co-founding executive and former CEO of Rightmove, the UK’s largest real  estate portal, will join the Board of Directors of TX Markets. TX Markets is responsible for  TX Group’s complete classifieds and marketplaces portfolio. The Board of Directors of TX  Markets also includes Terje Seljeseth (CEO of Schibsted Classifieds Media and Chief  Product Officer of Schibsted until the end of 2017), from the TX Group Pietro Supino  (Chairman and Publisher), Andreas Schulthess (Board of Directors), Christoph Tonini (CEO until 30 June 2020), Samuel Hügli (Head of Technology & Ventures) and Sandro  Macciacchini (Head of Finance & Human Resources).


Simon Marquard, Senior Communications Officer TX Markets
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About TX Markets

TX Markets is a company of the TX Group and responsible for the complete classifieds and  marketplaces portfolio, including some of the leading platforms in Switzerland and  abroad, such as Car For You,,,,,,, Ricardo, Trendsales, and TX Markets also has a core  team of experts for the continued advancement of the portfolio in the areas of business  development, product management and UX design, marketing, strategy and technology.