Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:39

Hipages hires Ragone as its first CTO


Find-a-tradie service hipages has appointed Paolo Ragone as its first chief technical officer.

“We’re thrilled to have Paolo join the team and his appointment as CTO represents an enormous evolution of our business," said chief executive and co-founder David Vitek.

"In the past the technology has been managed by various members of the team, but it’s exciting to think that we’ve now outgrown this process!”

Ragone's previous roles include head of product and innovation at eBay, and CTO of Gumtree where he completely redesigned the platform, introducing instant messaging and innovative delivery processes.

He holds degrees in systems enginering and mathematics from Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela) and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa (Spain).

Other recent appointments at the company include Karl Cope as chief financial officer and Jodette Cleary as chief people officer. Earlier this year Tracy Richardson and Gideon Kline joined the company as chief marketing officer and chief commercial officer respectively.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



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