PROPERTY peer-to-peer lending platform The House Crowd has hired its first chief technology officer to lead on its digital innovation and product development.
Manoj Varsani (pictured) has been tasked with leading and developing the user experience on the platform as well as developing products to boost customer value.
He brings experience working for other digital platforms such as business cards website Moo.com and medical forum doctors.net.uk.
“The House Crowd was the first company of its kind and has a strong industry reputation,” Varsani said.
“Although much of its revenue is generated online, I love that it’s a real people-business and never loses touch with its customers.
“It’s exciting to be part of a company that has such growth potential, and I look forward to transforming our product offering and customer experience.”
Frazer Fearnhead, founder and chief executive of The House Crowd, which lets investors either crowdfund a property purchase or back loans for landlords and developers, said Varsani would help the platform grow.
“We operate in a fast-moving industry and it’s vital that we implement cutting edge technology that helps us to grow and develop”, he said
“Varsani is a real talent, bringing a wealth of digital experience into the company. I have no doubt that he will revolutionise our online offering and help us to achieve ambitious growth targets for 2017.”
The platform has raised £40.08m on 288 properties since 2011.