eCommerce marketplace OnBuy has revealed a new CTO as it prepares to announce new technology plans.

The Bournemouth-headquartered company, billed as an ethical alternative to Amazon and No.1 on our RetailTech 50 innovation ranking this year, welcomes Julian Browne.

Browne has 30 years’ experience of leading tech and product teams, latterly as CTO for Inflexion-backed scale-up Comparison Technologies.

He has also served as head of engineering at Hive and chief architect at O2, where he implemented agility, digital and cultural transformations.

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“We are really excited to welcome Julian to the executive team at such a pivotal time for OnBuy,” said CEO and founder Cas Paton. 

“We have mega plans for the platform in the upcoming months and Julian’s vast experience, expertise, and true visionary mindset, combined with our ambition, will lead and further solidify our commitment to creating the best choice marketplace for retailers and customers alike.”

Due to its continued growth, as recognised by its listing on the FT1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe, OnBuy has executed a business-wide recruitment drive.

Browne added: “I feel I’ve joined OnBuy at a significant and exciting point in its journey, as it breaks free of its start-up roots to become a truly major player in the marketplace sector. I’m looking forward to helping scale the business to even greater heights.”