6 August 2019
Cazoo further strengthens its senior team with key hires
Cazoo, one of the most exciting new tech businesses in the UK looking to transform the way people buy used cars, today announces that it has made several senior hires across marketing, product, tech, data and finance.
Having secured over £30 million of funding last year, Cazoo has been busy assembling a world-class team ahead of its planned launch later this year. Cazoo aims to make buying a used car no different to buying any other product online today by letting consumers select from thousands of cars online and have it delivered to their door in as little as 72 hours.
Katherine Hurst joins Cazoo as Customer Experience Director from Paddy Power Betfair where she was CRM Director looking after the customer communications globally and managing a team of 35. Prior to that Katherine held various insights positions at Procter & Gamble. Katherine will be responsible for CRM, customer operations and experience and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Customer Officer, Darren Bentley.
Lucas Bergmans joins Cazoo as Brand Director from Aviva where he was Head of Brand, responsible for relaunching the brand in the UK. Prior to that Lucas held various marketing roles on brands such as MoneySuperMarket, Pepsi, Heineken and Old El Paso. Lucas will be responsible for brand strategy, advertising and content and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Customer Officer, Darren Bentley.
Ercan Kamil joins Cazoo as Digital Marketing Director from MoneySuperMarket where he was Head of Digital responsible for digital marketing across performance media and organic performance. Prior to that Ercan worked for PHD Media, part of Omnicom Media Group. Ercan will be responsible for digital marketing and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Customer Officer, Darren Bentley.
Louis Badcock joins Cazoo as Product Director from Simply Business where he was Director of Product and UX and overseeing a team of 35. Prior to that Louis led digital product teams at Tesco, John Lewis and online jewellery retailer Astley Clarke. Louis will be responsible for delivering a seamless online customer experience and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan Howell.
Ian Kershaw joins Cazoo as Engineering Director from Photobox Group where he was Engineering Director and led the turnaround of data engineering for the group. Prior to that Ian worked in software engineering for MTV and lastminute.com. Ian will be responsible for the delivery of all product engineering and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan Howell.
Joe Meehan joins Cazoo as Head of Data Analytics from Graze where he was Head of Data, responsible for data engineering and analysis across the business. Prior to that Joe worked for Ernst & Young in the financial services technology practice and as a technical engineer at Metaswitch Networks. Joe will be responsible for leading the data science and optimisation programmes at Cazoo and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Data Officer.
Dan Read joins Cazoo as Head of Finance from Zoopla where he was Finance Director overseeing a financial operations team of 30. Prior to that Dan spent five years at PwC, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Dan will be responsible for the company's treasury, reporting and forecasting activities and managing the day to day finance operations and will report to Cazoo’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex Gersh.
Commenting on the latest appointments, Alex Chesterman Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “I am delighted to welcome such great talent to the Cazoo team. These latest hires each bring with them deep retail and digital experience and proven track records in their respective fields. We have now assembled a world class senior management team alongside a total team of over 80 who are entirely focused on delivering the UK’s best used car buying experience.”
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Our mission is to transform the way people buy used cars in the UK by providing better selection, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. We aim to make car buying no different than buying any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase a used car entirely online and have it delivered to their door in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.