CTO joins ufurnish from Lastminute.com

Posted on November 18, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker

David Marshall

Online homeware search engine ufurnish.com has appointed David Marshall as its Chief Technical Officer.

Marshall has long been a technology leader in online B2C having previously held positions as Chief Technical Officer at restaurant booking platform Bookatable and online travel industry stalwart Lastminute.com where he was Chief Technical Architect.

He joins the business on the back of a successful exit at Bookatable which was recently sold to The Fork, a subsidiary of Tripadvisor.

On his arrival at ufurnish.com Marshall said: “I met founders, Deirdre and Ray and instantly felt that this is the perfect business for me.

“It’s such an exciting time to be in technology and working with such a high growth business as ufurnish.com.”

Founder and CEO, Deirdre Mc Gettrick, added: “David brings a wealth of technical knowledge and capability to the ufurnish.com business but importantly is also a great cultural fit. We are delighted to have him join our leadership team and to be on our journey.”

On the platform, users are able to favourite products, create home furnishing design boards and receive notifications for sales alerts and retailer promotions.

Once consumers are ready to purchase, one click takes them directly to their desired product on the retailers website.

Prior to its latest appointment the company announced Toni Wood as its CMO and Imants Krezin as Head of SEO & Data.

Woods was the former marketing and commercial chief at leading furniture retailer DFS, in addition to being on the executive committee of DFS.

Krezin spent most of his career in advertising agencies, and has worked on international campaigns for brands such as Unilever, Burberry, Land Rover and HSBC.

The firm said it is poised to become “one of the UKs fastest growing online retail technology companies in the next 18 months”.

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