By: Raymond Hackney
Ophelie Lechat leaving Flippa
The Montreal native who found her way to Melbourne,Australia will be leaving Flippa as the marketing lead, and moving to parent company SitePoint.
Lechat joined Flippa in November of 2011 and really transformed the Flippa blog into an incredible resource with engaging content on a daily basis. Flippa has not always been seen as a place for domain selling and did not gain any favor in the domaining community when Andrew Knibbe guest posted on John Chow that "Domain Investing Was Dead"
That article was published a few weeks after Lechat was hired, in the subsequent 21 months Ophelie reached out and made strides imo to make Flippa a more friendly platform toward domainers. She was always learning about what domains sold and why. She was very quick to answer questions through email and Twitter about domain only auctions and how best to use Flippa as a platform for domain only sales.
I interviewed Ophelie in August of this year and focused solely on domain auctions, like what were the 5 biggest domain only sales on Flippa ?
Flippa has big shoes to fill.
I am sure she will do great things at Sitepoint and even bigger things down the road.
Everyone here at Hybrid Domainer wishes her all the best.