Cazoo appoints Tommaso Debenedetti as Country Manager for Italy

Cazoo appoints Tommaso Debenedetti as Country Manager for Italy

Milan, 9 March 2022. Cazoo (www.cazoo.com), Europe’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple and seamless as ordering any other product online, has appointed Tommaso Debenedetti as Country Manager in Italy.

Tommaso has a strong digital and multinational track-record and was a Director of Amazon across Spain & Italy, since 2015. Prior to that he co-founded Intervieweb.com, which was successfully sold in 2019 to Gruppo Zucchetti. In the years before that, he was an associate partner of McKinsey & Company Italy, China, Australia, delivering digitalization and transformation programs to major European high-tech players.

Tommaso will join the European Leadership Team and will report into Cazoo’s European Managing Director, Abhishek Roy. He will be responsible for growing the team and business in Italy over the coming months as Cazoo executes on its European expansion following its recent acquisition of brumbrum.

Cazoo was founded in 2018 by British entrepreneur Alex Chesterman and is one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe, pioneering the shift to online car buying. It listed on the NYSE last year and has already built a world class team of over 4,000 across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Cazoo has sold over 50,000 cars online since its launch just over two years ago, as consumers have embraced the selection, value, transparency and convenience of buying used cars fully online. It launched in 2019 in the UK and more recently launched in France and Germany last December.

Abhishek Roy, European Managing Director of Cazoo, says: "Tommaso has a proven track record in fast growth digital and multinational e-commerce companies. I am very happy to have him on board and his retail experience and customer centric approach to technology will help drive Cazoo's Italian team and business forward. Following our recent acquisition of brumbrum, I am looking forward to working with Tom to accelerate our launch plans in Italy so that we can deliver better selection, value, quality and convenience to consumers when buying or subscribing to their next car in Italy. That will be also possible thanks to the great experience that the brumbrum team have.”

Tommaso Debenedetti, Country Manager Cazoo Italy, adds: "Cazoo has seen phenomenal growth in the UK within two years. The wide selection of used cars and the transparency and convenience of buying online has been embraced by customers. I look forward to growing the team and delivering exceptional customer experiences to transform the car buying, selling and subscription experience across Italy and the rest of Europe.”

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About Cazoo – www.cazoo.com

Our mission is to transform the car buying and selling experience across the UK & Europe by providing better selection, value, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. Our aim is to make buying or selling a car no different to ordering any other product online, where consumers can simply and seamlessly buy, sell, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, is backed by some of the leading technology investors globally and is publicly traded (NYSE: CZOO).