Gareth “Gaz” Lloyd-Owen has been appointed Chief Product Officer at UK-based checkout finance platform provider Divido.
– Gaz to be tasked with development of Divido’s highly-configurable, secure and scalable whitelabel platform
– Seeks to differentiate Divido platform from others in “Buy Now, Pay Later” vertical
– Gaz aims to build strong product culture within the business to transform Divido platform into a “world-class” product
Gaz, who was most recently VP of Product at home lending platform Roostify, brings more than 20 years’ business leadership experience including a decade of product management to the role.
Gaz will grow Divido’s award-winning platform into a world-class product, aligning the company around this vision, and producing a more collaborative, outcome-based culture.
Ultimately, Gaz says, he hopes to drive excitement around the product for the benefit of both Divido and its customers.
On joining Divido, Gaz said: “At its heart, Divido is solving an important consumer financing problem that is becoming even more prevalent in this challenging economic environment.
“I can’t wait to work with our brilliant customers and wonderful minds at Divido to create robust, scalable, and beautiful experiences that customers and consumers love.”
Todd Latham, CEO, added: “I’m tremendously excited to have Gaz join the team. He brings with him deep experience in building embedded lending products, excellent product management capabilities and is very aligned with the values and vision that we have at Divido.
“His appointment will help us to deliver better value to our customers as we build the world’s most advanced retail finance platform.”
Divido’s highly-configurable, whitelabel platform allows merchants to offer consumers credit at the point of sale, with finance underwritten by an ecosystem of lenders including Novuna, Nordea and HSBC. The Divido platform powers retail finance journeys for over one thousand retailers worldwide.