PropertyGuru Group appoints new CPTO
By Digital News Asia February 2, 2016
- Malcolm Fitzgerald comes with 13yrs’ of IT leadership experience
- Also the cofounder of four successful entrepreneurial businesses
ONLINE property portal company PropertyGuru Group has announced the appointment of Malcolm Fitzgerald (pic above) as chief product and technology officer (CPTO), effective Jan 27.
In this role, he will lead PropertyGuru’s approximately 100 product, user experience and engineering staff across offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, the company said in a statement.
As CPTO, Fitzgerald will be responsible for continuity in product development, quality assurance and production support.
He will also identify opportunities and risks for PropertyGuru’s online businesses, drive the company’s innovation efforts, and establish software development and production support processes across the region, it added.
“PropertyGuru is committed to constant innovation,” said PropertyGuru cofounder and chief executive officer Steve Melhuish.
“Our goal is to develop great products that make the property process as easy as possible for our customers. I’m therefore delighted to welcome Malcolm [Fitzgerald] to the team to spearhead this critical part of our business,” he added.
Prior to joining PropertyGuru, Fitzgerald served as chief technology officer for Anatas, an Australian IT architecture and engineering consultancy.
He brings with him a track record of over 13 years of technical leadership, mobile and product design, delivering information technology solutions within the financial services, utilities, construction and telecommunications sectors in Australia, PropertyGuru said.
He is also the cofounder of four successful entrepreneurial businesses, it added.
“I am excited to be part of the PropertyGuru team and to contribute to the company’s development,” said Fitzgerald.
“We will build our digital DNA to embrace and exploit the exponential growth in digital technology, meshing our businesses into the wider digital fabric that extends to customers, partners, employees, and industries,” he added.
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