Tide hires Guy Duncan as CTO following £44m fundraise

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Guy Duncan, CTO, Tide

London-based mobile-only challenger bank Tide has announced the appointment of Guy Duncan as its new Chief Technology Officer, a week after its £44m fundraise. Duncan has experience in building secure platforms for handling high volumes and has held the position of CTO at BMW Group, PayU and at BWIN.

Guy Duncan, CTO, Tide said, “Our key focus for Tide will be applying clever technology, such as machine learning, to the platform. This can help remove the pain points for customers of banking and admin for small businesses in a scalable manner. My vision is for the supplier to be a global FinTech leader with a developer-centric environment.”

According to the supplier, the new CTO is expected to assist Tide in its international expansion and develop products for helping small business owners in saving time and money. Duncan joins the Executive Team of Oliver Prill, Chief Executive, Laurence Krieger, Chief Operations and Product Officer and Ian Sutherland, Chief Financial Officer.

Oliver Prill, CEO, Tide commented on the appointment, “Guy will bring a huge amount of passion, energy, and experience to Tide. He knows the fintech sector, having spent a number of years as CTO of PayU, being closely involved in the credit and remittances aspect of the business, as well as managing international operations. His experience at BMW’s Connected Company means he has worked with top-tier technology, specifically cloud-based infrastructure and Machine Learning, and has successfully managed large teams in an Agile manner. We’re very much looking forward to what he will bring to Tide.”

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