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Deko enhances the executive team with newly appointed CTO and CPO

By Joy Dumasia

July 23, 2021

  • Deko
  • Europe
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Deko, the leading retail finance ecosystem, announced the appointment of Tom Myles as Chief Technology Officer and Rob Fernandes as Chief Product Officer, in roles that will drive the expansion of the business as it looks to add value to its users enhance its product offering.

Tom joins Deko after over twenty years of experience in the payments, banking and FinTech sector. In his most recent position as Chief Technology Officer of Barclays Payment Gateway, he led the modernisation and delivery of the Bank’s enterprise payment services, which enabled millions of daily transactions for major international brands. He will lead the advancement of the Deko platform to improve the consumer credit experience for lenders, merchants and consumers alike.

Rob Fernandes joins Deko after twenty years leading product and strategy across payments and FinTech. He founded the management consultancy Pay2Z, which advised clients including Tink, Pollinate, Vocalink and Paysafe on payments product strategy. Chief Product Officer Rob will recruit and lead a team that will establish a clear roadmap for differentiating Deko in the fast-growing retail finance sector.

Deko CEO Michael Dawson comments: “We are very pleased to announce the appointments of Tom and Rob, who both have invaluable experience across the finance and payments sectors. They each bring exceptional insights into the industry, and we are certain that Tom’s technological expertise will combine brilliantly with Rob’s product obsession to drive the development of products that can offer the best possible service to our partners.”

Recently, IBS Intelligence reported that Deko, the retail finance ecosystem, announced the appointment of Huw Phillips as Head of Sales in a role that will focus on partner onboarding as the company looks to expand its offering to attract new merchants in the SME market.

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