- News Corp recently announced that David Doctorow has been named as the CEO of Move, Inc. These are the details.
News Corp recently announced that David Doctorow has been named as the CEO of Move, Inc. — which is the operator of realtor.com. Doctorow’s position as CEO at Move will be effective as of February 3. Doctorow is joining Move from eBay where he served as Head of Global Growth, eBay Marketplaces since 2016. And he previously was Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Expedia, the leading travel technology company.
Doctorow is succeeding Tracey Fellows, who has been serving as Move’s interim CEO since June. And Doctorow will be reporting to Fellows in her capacity as News Corp’s President of Global Digital Real Estate. Fellows assumed that role in January 2019 after serving as CEO of REA Group.
“David is a thoughtful, dynamic leader with vast experience in contemporary digital commerce, and thus the ideal individual to take charge at Move, whose audience growth is significantly outpacing that of the nearest competitor,” said Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp. “Realtor.com is the pre-eminent marketplace for consumers and real estate professionals, and David’s digital drive and his marketing savvy will enhance the company and the industry for years to come.”
Realtor.com has more than doubled the number of its unique users since its acquisition by News Corp in 2014. And for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2020 ending Sept. 30, News Corp reported that there was an 18% year-over-year increase in traffic on the site.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time working so closely with the team at Move, and I am thrilled that our search for the next CEO led us to David Doctorow, who I know is destined to lead realtor.com into an ever more prosperous future,” added Fellows.
Doctorow helped eBay through a major turnaround in recent years thus leading a versatile global team and implementing significant marketing tech and workforce advancements at the company. And prior to his time at Expedia — where he also led a large team in building the business on a global scale — Doctorow worked as an executive in the marketing and sales practice at McKinsey & Company and as Director of Global Marketing Strategy and Operations at the Hewlett-Packard Company.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the team at News Corp and to lead Move, Inc., where we have the privilege of helping real estate professionals match buyers and sellers as they make one of the most important personal and financial events of their lives. I am looking forward to working with the strong Move team to take the business to the next level,” explained Doctorow.