PropertyGuru Group has appointed Malcolm Fitzgerald as Chief Product and Technology Officer (CPTO), effective 27 January 2016. In this role, Malcolm will lead PropertyGuru’s approximately 100 product, user experience and engineering staff across the Group’s offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
As CPTO, Malcolm will be responsible for continuity in product development, quality assurance and production support. Malcolm will also identify opportunities and risks for PropertyGuru’s online businesses, drive the company’s innovation efforts and establish software development and production support processes across the region.
Steve Melhuish, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of PropertyGuru Group said, “PropertyGuru is committed to constant innovation. Our goal is to develop great products that make the property process as easy as possible for our customers. I’m therefore delighted to welcome Malcolm to the team to spearhead this critical part of our business.
Prior to joining PropertyGuru Group, Malcolm served as Chief Technology Officer for ANATAS, one of Australia’s leading IT architecture and engineering consultancies. At ANATAS, Malcolm guided clients to help produce a consistently high customer experience by implementing solutions such as Mobile First, Microservices and Lean Start-up. Moreover, he led the creation and development of a number of platforms to expedite client success rates, reduce delivery times by 80% and significantly increase business outcomes. He brings with him a track record of over 13 years of technical leadership, mobile and product design, delivering information technology solutions within the financial services, utilities, construction and telecommunications sectors in Australia. Malcolm is also the co-founder of four successful entrepreneurial businesses.
“I am excited to be part of the PropertyGuru team and to contribute to the company’s development. We will build our digital DNA to embrace and exploit the exponential growth in digital technology, meshing our businesses into the wider digital fabric that extends to customers, partners, employees, and industries.” said Malcolm.