Daniel Glenn has joined iVendi as vice president of technical operations, responsible for building an IT team that will expand to support the company’s growth plans over the next three years.
He joins the motor retail technology business from MAG-O, the digital division of Manchester Airport Group, where he was head of technology.
Glenn has previously held senior technology positions at The Radical Company and American Management Systems, as well as being IT director and architect at The Sports Predictor.
Over the last few years, iVendi has developed a technical platform that provides a secure, compliant, highly resilient, cloud-based service to thousands of dealers in the UK and Germany.
Glenn’s role will be to take that to the next step, defining a technical roadmap to align with iVendi’s overall business growth strategy and ensuring that it is working on the right things at the right time.
Creating the right culture within iVendi’s product delivery teams will be crucial to success, according to Glenn.
He said: “We’re planning to empower our teams to make most major decisions themselves so that they can deliver at pace. It’s all about creating the right structures so that talented people can excel.
“I’m also aiming to let the wider technology community know that iVendi is a great place to work. This is a genuine centre of excellence and we should shout about it to attract the best staff to add to our existing, superb resource.”
Richard Tavernor, COO, added: “Having an outstanding VP of technical operations is essential to a company such as iVendi that builds its service offering around the quality of its technology delivery.
“We’re very pleased to have Daniel on board as we look to continue our rapid growth over the next few years in both UK and international markets”
The platform allows deals to be created online in the same way as a face-to-face conversation. It enables flexible negotiation over price and other key factors, the sale of value added products and the ability to present multiple finance offers with instant decisioning.