As part of CrowdProperty’s ambitious new 3-year growth strategy, the business has appointed Adrian Gurnell as Chief Technology Officer and Sid Khan as Programme Manager.
Adrian is a senior technology leader who brings 20+ years’ experience across multiple sectors including Financial Services, Energy, Retail and Government. He has led Technology transformation at national and international level for Accenture, Barclays, Fiserv and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Since 2017, Adrian has focused on the dynamic UK Fintech sector: leading DivideBuy Technology through a significant 3-year growth period as the fastest growing UK Fintech, and more recently as CIO at Chetwood Financial, the disruptive digital bank backed by Elliot Advisors.
Sid is a highly experienced Programme Manager and IT Leader, having developed and delivered change programmes for businesses including Misys Asset Management Systems, Dealogic and EDM Group over the last 20 years. Sid’s expertise in managing projects as a result of implementing technical and behavioural change is backed by certifications as an MSP Practitioner, P30 Practitioner and AGILE PM Practitioner.
Mike Bristow, CEO of CrowdProperty, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Adrian and Sid to CrowdProperty.
“Adrian’s track record of building key capabilities to deliver exceptional performance will support and elevate our excellent team of engineers to further develop our proprietary technology and scalable operating model. His passion for technology and the opportunities it creates, alongside his credentials, will be a great addition to the Executive Team and Board of Directors as we continue to focus on the rapid growth of the business.
“The experience Sid brings in planning and executing change initiatives will be key to the delivery of both operational projects and the overall strategy in order to robustly scale the business. His ability to coach and motivate teams through embedding the necessary processes and controls will enable the business to maintain its high performing culture through this period of expansion.”
Adrian commented: “CrowdProperty has been recognised for its tech credentials and exceptional growth at a national and international level, so I am excited to support its mission to further disrupt the specialist finance market. Customer relationships, continuous improvement and a culture of innovation are key areas of focus which I look forward to collaborating on with the wider team.”
Sid added: “I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver on CrowdProperty’s ambitious plans, building on the incumbent people and systems for growth, and bringing my experience in delivering complex change initiatives to support the business as it scales.”