On Tuesday, peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced it has appointed Ronen Benchetrit as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The website shared this hire is considered a strategic hire for its fintech business.
Ronen, which is bringing more than two decades of software and management expertise to Zopa and recently served as CTO of online gaming operator PokerStars, will reportedly be responsible for leading Zopa’s tech team and driving the overall technology strategy to support business growth. Prior to joining PokerStars, Ronen led the development of AVAYA Telecommunications switches and Voice-Over-IP phones for the enterprise marketplace. He also led the engineering in a software development boutique that he co-founded specializing in the security and defense sectors.
Sharing thoughts about his new position at Zopa, Benchetrit stated:
“I am delighted to join Zopa, a true pioneer and innovator in its field. I believe that Zopa is leading by example, with great innovative products and an award winning team. I hope to use my experience and skills to drive rapid growth for Zopa, making it accessible to an ever growing number of customers and leading Zopa as a fintech pioneer.”
“We are hugely excited to welcome Ronen to Zopa as our new CTO. Ronen brings an impressive technology track record in driving business growth as well as technical and IT skills to Zopa. His arrival is yet another major building block in our drive to continue and accelerate Zopa’s growth in changing the landscape of consumer financial products.”