India’s largest real estate portal Housing yesterday announced the appointment of Jason Kothari as its Chief Business Officer and member of the Operating Committee to drive its overall strategy and growth in India. Jason, together with iCEO & COO Rishabh Gupta, will be reporting to the Operating Committee and the Board.
Jason was the co-founder & CEO of Valiant Entertainment prior to joining Housing, where he successfully led the acquisition and turnaround of former $65 million unit of video game company Acclaim Entertainment which owns and controls a library of popular entertainment characters, resulting in a 50x company value increase and global media recognition calling the company “Marvel 2.0”.
Rishabh Gupta, ICEO and COO, said, “Backed by a global and diverse work experience, Jason brings valuable knowledge and understanding of the entrepreneurial industry having founded and closely worked with entrepreneurial ventures. We are delighted to have Jason on board who will prove to be asset to our management team as the company charts the next phase of growth.”
Jason Kothari, Chief Business Officer, Housing.com said, “Housing.com’s highly talented team has created market leading products and services that have the potential to revolutionize the real estate space in India, expected to be over $850 billion in 2028, and help millions of people across the country buy, sell, rent, finance and design their homes. I look forward to helping the Company move to its next stage of evolution and help transform its world-class products into a world-class business.”
Jason is a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School and has been a Guest Lecturer in Entrepreneurship through Acquisition and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Wharton. He is also a personal investor and advisor to various start-up companies.