// Depop COO Dominic Rose announces resignation due to management restructure
// Rose joined Depop in 2018 as a consultant
// The details of the restructure are yet unknown
Depop chief operating officer Dominic Rose has stepped down from his role as the company undergoes a management team restructure.
Rose had joined Depop in 2018 as a consultant, before being promoted to chief of staff in March 2019.
He was hired as the chief operating officer in June 2019.
“After an epic two and a half years that has seen explosive growth, expansion of the team from 85 to over 400 and a global pandemic, I’m sad to be leaving the business following a decision to restructure the management team,” Rose said.
In October last year, Depop said it was seeking to expand its UK team by almost a quarter by the end of 2020 as it witnessed the demand for its service double during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The shopping app, based in London, said it had boosted new onboarding in its engineering and product teams, after an increased number of consumers shifted towards online shopping amid the pandemic.
Depop estimated that more than 90 per cent of those using its app are under the age of 26, and that a third of all 16-24 year-olds in the UK have downloaded it to try it at least once.
In recent years, Depop has seen increased interest in reselling as consumers become more conscious of their carbon footprint.