The Very Group has appointed Steve Pimblett as chief data officer (CDO).
Steve joins The Very Group from Wejo, a UK scale-up behind technology used in connected cars. Most recently he held the dual role of CDO and chief information officer (CIO) at the firm, which has tie-ups with General Motors, Daimler and Hyundai. Prior to that, he was CDO at Betsson Group, the NASDAQ listed online gaming company, and general manager of data at Moneysupermarket.com.
Steve, who will report to CTO Andy Burton, will oversee all things data at The Very Group, including strategy, science, analytics and engineering.
Steve said: “It’s an exciting time to join The Very Group, which has an ambitious vision for the future, and is growing as more and more UK consumers shop online. I can’t wait to work with the team to use our wealth of rich customer data to improve business performance.”
Andy Burton, CTO at The Very Group, commented: “Steve is an outstanding leader with real technical know-how. His experience will let us further build our data capabilities to give our customers the best, most relevant experiences and help us make even faster, better decisions.”
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About The Very Group
The Very Group is the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, with annual sales of £2bn.
We receive an average of 1.5m website visits every day with 79% of online sales completed on mobile devices.
We sell more than 1,900 famous brands, including big name labels and our own exclusive brands. We serve four million customers, delivering 49 million products every year.
We exist to make good things easily accessible to more people and our aim is to be the number one destination for shoppers who value flexible ways to pay.
By offering customers the brands they love and options to spread the cost, we help them say yes when it really matters.
We have over a hundred years of history behind us, but at our heart there is a passion for change – to constantly improve what we do, to innovate with data and technology at our core and to be the best possible place to work.
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