LettsPay, an automated client accounting engine, has announced today that senior proptech figure, Gary Barker has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director (NED) of the business. While Barker is now based in South Africa working as the CEO of the Technology arm of BetterHome, the country’s largest mortgage broking company, he will be offering strategic support to the LettsPay team here in the UK.
Garrett Foxon, Founder of LettsPay, says: “We are delighted to have Gary join the business as a NED. His wealth of knowledge within the proptech sector will be an asset to the business as we continue to grow and develop our service offering. As the first automated end-to-end client accounting engine to utilise digital accounts, LettsPay has the potential to revolutionise the lettings sector when it comes to rental collection and landlord payments. We believe our automated lettings management platform is a pioneering proptech tool, with Gary’s input and expertise, we will continue to look at ways that we can push innovation and further enhance our offering to the sector.”
Working within the proptech sector for over 20 years, Barker was responsible for driving vision, overall direction and strategy of The Reapit Group, a property software provider of CRM and property management specialising in the residential property sector. As a member of the management team since 2007, Barker’s leadership and insight helped Reapit to become the market-leading platform that it is today. Since Reapit, Barker continues to be a key player within the proptech sector, assisting many businesses at a strategic level to accelerate development. He is also an NED at nurtur.group, working within the Accelerator Programme team, an arm of the organisation looking to invest in proptech products such as LettsPay, benefitting both the innovators creating the products, as well as the network of agents within the group.
Gary Barker, NED of nurtur.group, says “I am delighted to be joining the board of LettsPay supporting the investment that the Accelerator has made in this necessary technology. The CMP and legislative requirements are ever increasing and LettsPay ensures that agents can stay fully compliant, automate their processes, and allow them to carry out value added services. I am keen to help LettsPay integrate with the current industry CRM providers and grow their customer base to provide a seamless payment solution for agents.”
According to Foxon, Barker has already been instrumental in the business’ growth, selecting LettsPay as the first investment deal concluded through the Accelerator Programme established by nurtur.group.
Barker adds: “As part of the team heading the Accelerator Programme, I saw first-hand the amazing technology solutions that LettsPay are providing to agents within the lettings sector. I am glad that the partnership with nurtur.group has already been so beneficial to the business, and I am excited about taking my involvement with the LettsPay to the next level.”