Nick Stevenson

Growth Street appoints its first CTO

Growth Street has appointed Nick Stevenson (pictured above) as its first chief technology officer.

Nick has joined the alternative SME lender from GoCardless, where he was VP of engineering, and he has previously held roles at Amazon Instant Video, Lovefilm and the BBC.

At Growth Street, Nick will lead the lender’s technology team to help scale up its lending product GrowthLine as well as develop products which can help SMEs manage growth.

“It is a very exciting time to be joining Growth Street, where I believe there is a tremendous opportunity for development in the fintech space,” said Nick.

“I will draw on all of my experience in the industry to help Growth Street intelligently combine people and technology in a way that gets the best out of each. 

“My role is to help Growth Street provide SMEs with the tools and tips they need to generate sustainable and solid growth.”

Growth Street’s peer-to-peer marketplace facilitates loans to growing SMEs and the lender is also building a suite of automated tools designed to help SMEs manage their cash flow and working capital.

Greg Carter, CEO of Growth Street, was delighted to welcome Nick to the business and felt his experience in developing technology for some of the world’s biggest brands would be a great asset.

“At our core, Growth Street is about helping SMEs to grow and scale up, and this is exactly what we hope Nick can do for us. 

“Nick’s engineering and leadership skills will be invaluable in the continued delivery of simple solutions for our SMEs and lenders.”

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