OakNorth beefs up its leadership team with the appointment of CTO& COO


Jackson Hull, CTO & COO, OakNorth

UK-based credit platform OakNorth has appointed Jackson Hull as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Hull has approximately 15 years of C-suite experience in London and San Francisco and is experienced on eCommerce applications, SaaS platforms, mobile, and IoT platforms.

Joel Perlman, the co-founder of OakNorth, said: “Jackson has been a technology executive at several institutions, and a founder or early-stage employee at successful startups. He therefore not only has the knowledge and expertise that will be pivotal for this stage of OakNorth’s evolution but also knows first-hand what it’s like to be an SME founder – the exact market our platform helps banks serve. As CTO and COO, he’ll be helping to build our world-class engineering team and the engineering culture required to develop and support our globally scaling platform.”

Jackson Hull serves as an adviser and a non-exec director of Bloom & Wild, the British florist; Kindred Capital, the London-based VC firm; and, Hubble, the online platform for flexible office space.

According to the supplier, Hull will be responsible for application delivery with work including application enhancements and customizations, data science and machine learning, new technology development, systems integrations, the delivery of the portfolio of technology programs and projects across the business and will be focused on the organization’s current and future-state architecture.

Jackson Hull, CTO and COO of OakNorth, continued: “As a founder of several companies in the past, OakNorth’s mission to help small and medium-sized businesses achieve their growth ambitions was one that really resonated with me. Over the years, I’ve watched as the business has grown from a fledgling start-up to a mature, global fintech with exceptional talent, impressive growth metrics and a proven proposition. Given how significant the market opportunity is – $7tn globally – this still feels very much like day one so I’m excited to be joining at this stage and look forward to playing a key role in the company’s future success.”

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