Comparison website Finder has appointed its first Chief Product Officer, with product executive Damon Pezaro signing on from online lender, Prospa.
Pezaro has been tasked with scaling Finder’s product vision and strategy internationally. His more than 20 years of experience includes being CPO at Domain Group.
Finder co-founder and chief operating officer, Jeremy Cabral, said that among Pezaro’s first tasks is launching the Finder app in the US and UK later this year.
“Damon is incredibly strategic, obsessed with the customer, and has a proven track record in building transformational products,” he said.
“This trifecta makes him the perfect leader to take Finder’s product suite and service to the next level, helping more consumers save and invest their money.”
Finder now has more than 10 million monthly users in more than 80 countries, in addition to a membership base of 300,000. The business is currently on a hiring spree, looking to up its 500+ headcount by more than 50% with more than 260+ roles up for grabs across product, technology and design globally.
Pezaro said he was looking forward to the challenge ahead as the company continues to build momentum.
“It’s a great opportunity to be joining Finder at a time of rapid growth,” he said.
That said, I believe there is still plenty of untapped potential and I can’t wait to get stuck in to ensure we’re delivering a world-class product that genuinely helps our members take control of their finances.”
Finder opened its second US office – its seventh globally – in Denver, Colorado, last week. It will also act as one of the company’s product and technology hubs.
The now 15-year-old venture now has offices in Sydney, New York, London, Toronto, Wroclaw, Manila and Denver, with plans to open an office in Singapore soon.
Pezaro is the latest C-suite hire following the appointment of Jinnee Lim to the position of Chief Growth Officer – Southeast Asia in July. The business is also headhunting for a Chief People Officer and Chief Legal Officer.