April 17, 2021

SME Business News

Small Business News UK

heycar appoints new CTO to drive digital innovation

Online car marketplace, heycar has appointed Matt McGuire as its new Chief Technology Officer to drive its ambitious roadmap of technical innovation.

He boosts the senior leadership team at the rapidly-scaling platform with his significant technical know-how and cross-disciplinary expertise.

An authority in digital implementation, consultation and experiential campaigns, Matt has moved the dial with game-changing work for blue chip giants including Shell, Ford, Unliver and Jaguar Land Rover.

Having begun his professional life as a front end web developer at the start of the dotcom boom Matt’s career has also encompassed launching interactive gaming platforms and building mobile telecoms infrastructure alongside running his own successful digital agency The Alphabet Collective.

At heycar his focus will be on using insight and data to drive growth.

He says: “heycar stood out for me as a really ambitious business that is committed to innovating in the digital sector.

“I was really attracted to its culture: There are no hierarchical minefields to navigate. Everyone has a voice, and the rapid pace of growth means there is a real buzz here.”

heycar CEO, Mat Moakes, adds: “We’re delighted to welcome Matt on board. He brings with him a deep passion for digital innovation alongside a huge amount of expertise across a host of sectors including product development, data and marketing.

“He’s a valuable addition to the heycar senior leadership team as we continue our mission to take on the industry giants and harness technology and data to make the car-buying experience better for both buyers and sellers alike. With Matt, we’re driving our ambition for strong, data-led leadership forward.”

Matt’s arrival during lockdown coincides with a further 20 new starters joining across the heycar team over the past months.

He adds: “I’ve had a peak under the bonnet of heycar’s plans for the remainder of the year and it’s incredibly exciting. I can’t wait to get stuck in and help drive the business to even greater heights of success.”

“Although a young business, heycar has seen incredible search volumes across the site – with peaks across key moments – that help us learn about today’s car buying needs and share that with our dealer network.

It aims to increase trust and transparency in the automotive industry for customers and dealers by offering only quality cars from selected dealers, warranties and a money back guarantee.

Its commitment to digital innovation includes partnering with automotive technology supplier SilverBullet, to allow customers to complete their part-exchange and finance arrangements from the comfort of their own homes.

To see all the roles heycar is currently recruiting for, click here.