Gareth Lloyd-Owen has been appointed chief product officer at checkout finance platform provider Divido.

The London company has strengthened its senior leadership team with the addition of a figure who was most recently VP of product at home lending platform Roostify.

He brings more than 20 years’ business leadership experience – including a decade of product management – to the role.

“At its heart, Divido is solving an important consumer financing problem that is becoming even more prevalent in this challenging economic environment,” he said of the Buy Now Pay Later provider.

“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.”

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Divido is described as a highly configurable whitelabel platform that allows merchants to offer consumers credit at the point of sale, with finance underwritten by an ecosystem of lenders including Novuna, Nordea and HSBC. 

It works with more than 1,000 retailers worldwide.

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.”

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