PropertyGuru appoints CTO to drive innovation
By Digital News Asia September 3, 2013
- Industry vet Ifor Evans to lead engineering, operations and IT strategy
- To push on the mobile front, streamline software development processes
THE PropertyGuru Group has appointed Ifor Evans (pic) as its chief technology officer, bringing with him over 20 years of hands-on and leadership experience in web and mobile technology.
Evans will lead PropertyGuru’s information technology team of more than 50 to ensure the company continues to lead the industry by driving the innovative strength of its brand proposition, the company said in a statement.
This will involve pushing the boundaries of technical innovation on the mobile front and streamlining software development processes, PropertyGuru added.
At top-line management, Evans will be working with the executive team to adopt appropriate measures to build and manage a technology team, with oversight on recruiting, training, retention, and workflow organisation.
Prior to joining PropertyGuru, he was senior director of development for transaction banking at Misys in the United Kingdom, responsible for running development teams in multiple locations internationally.
He was also head of development for platform at Betfair and development director at dunnhumby Ltd for three years.
He has also previously served as CTO for WorldPictureNetwork, a New York-based web and media company, and spent time building the UK business as a principle at ThoughtWorks.
“As PropertyGuru continues to expand, there is an increasing need for strong leadership in technology [with] experience in managing scrum teams in large scale production environments while building sustainable architectures and development practices,” said PropertyGuru chief executive officer and cofounder Steve Melhuish.
“Ifor [Evans] fits the bill perfectly with his capable skills-set to position PropertyGuru at the forefront of technology through operational and personnel excellence,” he added.
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