Today’s City Moves includes Oaknorth, Harworth and Adarga.
Next-generation credit platform Oaknorth has announced the appointment of Jackson Hull as its chief technology officer and chief operating officer. Jackson will be responsible for Oaknorth’s architecture and product programme, as well as its product and engineering teams. He will also be in charge of the company’s compliance and infrastructure teams, and will oversee the portfolio of technology projects and programmes across the business. Jackson is a leading expert in building high-volume e-commerce applications. He recently completed a data-first transformation of Gocompare, where he developed analysis, data science, machine learning and data engineering capabilities to personalise the experience for over 25m customers. Jackson also serves as an adviser for several companies including Bloom & Wild, a British florist, Kindred Capital, a venture capital firm, and Hubble, an online platform for flexible office space.
Land and property regeneration company Harworth has announced that Kitty Patmore will start as its new chief financial officer and executive director in October. Kitty will join Harworth from Harworth Real Estate, the company’s property arm. Kitty has 14 years of finance, banking and real estate lending experience from roles at Harwood, DRC Capital and Barclays. She was also formerly a national director of the Investment Property Forum. Owen Michaelson, chief executive of Harworth, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kitty to the board. She brings a wealth of real estate expertise and capital markets knowledge and will be an extremely strong addition to our senior team.”
Artificial intelligence software company Adarga have announced the appointment of Jason Atlas as its chief technology officer (CTO). Jason will bring his expertise in intelligent software systems and security from his long track record at Microsoft. He has served as the head of data intelligence at Microsoft in the US and UK since 2006. During his long stint at the company, Jason was responsible for Microsoft’s abuse and safety platform, and for enhancing a large scale system that traces malware, bots, spammers, and other abusers of privacy and internet safety. He also formerly served as the CTO of Adbrain, a customer engagement startup. Jason’s appointment at Adarga follows the company’s recent £5m fundraising venture which will be used to continue the expansion of Adarga’s data science and software engineering teams.
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