Irvine, California-based online real estate marketplace Auction.com has announced the hiring of Aman Kothari as its CFO and former eBay executive Kristine Chin as VP of customer engagement.
Kothari will be responsible for overseeing the company's financial operations and growth strategies in his new role. He will be based at Auction.com's Silicon Valley offices in Belmont, California, and report directly to CEO Tim Morse.
Prior to his new role, Kothari served more than 12 years at Yahoo!, where he most recently served as SVP, global controller, and chief accounting officer.
"Auction.com has a unique opportunity to disrupt the status quo within a massive market and shape the way real estate is bought and sold," said Kothari. "I'm thrilled to join Auction.com at this exciting time and look forward to working with the team to propel the company to the next level."
In addition, Auction.com also hired Kristen Chin in the newly-created role of VP of consumer engagement, which involves spearheading a cohesive, comprehensive, company-wide effort to help Auction.com employees understand the company's customers raise awareness of their needs both now and for the future. Chin will also report to Auction.com CEO Tim Morse.
"Becoming a more customer-centric company is crucial to our long-term success and a foundational philosophy that we are very serious about," Morse said. "Tapping into Kristine's experience, we look forward to developing new programs, processes and products that allow us to engage with our customers in even more meaningful ways."
Chin has a BA from UC Berkley and an MBA from Harvard. She previously worked at eBay for 12 years, where her positions included senior product manager supporting eBay's largest sellers, general manager of eBay Motors, and head of eBay's North American Partner & Strategy Operations.
"Tapping into Kristine's experience, we look forward to developing new programs, processes and products that allow us to engage with our customers in even more meaningful ways."
"I'm thrilled to come on board and help Auction.com disrupt the commercial and residential real estate markets," Chin said. "We have an opportunity to provide real estate buyers, sellers and the real estate professionals they work with an enhanced transaction experience that is simple, transparent, effective and approachable."