Recognised as a global leader in the online classifieds arena, Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures, Shaun Di Gregorio is a former CEO of ASX listed company, iProperty Group (ASX: IPP), operator of Asia’s #1 network of property portals. During his four and a half year tenure there (2014-2009), Shaun spearheaded the transformation of iProperty Group from a small online business with a market capitalisation of US$15 million into the largest listed Internet company in ASEAN with a market capitalisation of US$600 million.
Under Shaun’s leadership, iProperty Group experienced growth in all key metrics, achieving revenue growth by 500 per cent and clientele exceeding more than 25,000 agents. Profitability was also achieved, with the business becoming cash flow positive, while the share price increased by 4000 per cent giving shareholders a 15 times return on investment on the original AU$0.25 price per share. iProperty Group was also added to the ASX300, a list of 300 largest public companies on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Prior to this, Shaun spent eight years as General Manager at Australia-based REA Group, a global leader and publisher of as many as 20 real estate websites in 12 countries. As General Manager of the core Australian business and global leader ‘realestate.com.au’, Shaun grew the business alongside a team of eight people with revenue of AU$5million into a company with more than 300 staff and revenues exceeding AU$150 million.
Shaun was also appointed General Manager, International Operations, overseeing five businesses and 16 brands that REA had previously acquired. During this period he identified long-term strategic opportunities in Hong Kong and Italy and instituted initiatives that improved operational margins by 30 per cent in France, Germany, Luxemburg and Dubai.
Shaun is a non-Executive Director of iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ), Asia’s leading operator of online automotive portals, an advisor to online classifieds businesses around the world, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
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