Car finance broker CarFinance 247 has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of Ryan Bryers as CTO/CIO.
Bryers was ranked as one of the UK’s top 100 CIOs by Computing Magazine joins the company.
The CTO/CIO role is new to CarFinance 247 as it moves tocapitalise on a market that is moving online.
At Worldline, Bryers was UK & Ireland CTO, an executive position leading IT strategy, assurance of solutions and the introduction of new digital methods.
The Manchester-based business invested £2.5m in its head office and IT infrastructure.
Bryers will focus on evolving the company’s digital status from part DevOps to full DevOps, developing a high-performing team, introducing AI and automation, as well as establishing ways of working that will ensure that the business’ IT offer is future-proofed.
“The opportunity to take a business’ IT proposition at this stage in its growth and have full ownership of it, as well as the freedom to shape it without the constraints that are often intrinsic in a corporate environment, is hugely appealing and exciting.
“CarFinance 247’s top-down investment in getting the infrastructure done right, also means that I am walking into an IT setting that is truly world-class and betters that of many corporates.”
As the company looks to build out its IT provision, it said it plans to add to the ranks of its tech team with a host of new roles. Its recruitment drive has started in earnest with 10 roles currently available across its developer, mobile, digital marketing, project management and UX / UI teams.
CEO and co-founder Reg Rix added: “With Ryan at the helm of our IT, we will be creating a best-in-class customer experience and world-class tech team that takes our business to the next level.
“We’re truly excited to be adding a CTO of his stature and experience to our band of bold, passionate and proud 247People.”