We’re delighted to announce that Gary O’Connor has joined the company as new Chief Technology Officer on 31st November 2020. As an experienced technologist, Gary will be leading Shepper’s technology vision and strategy, working to optimise the company’s products to support the marketplace business model.

Gary joins Shepper from his previous role as Chief Product and Technology Officer at Doddle. With 20 years of experience, he has worked as CTO, VP Engineering and Architect for companies including the BBC, Betfair and  IBM..

Earlier this year, Shepper raised £6million in its second round of funding, led by Aviva Ventures. Funds raised will support the multi sector scale-up in Shepper’s market, enable further technology development to extend both the client offering and the network proposition, as well as activating Shepper’s ambition to become a global brand leader in its field.

With his extensive technology experience, Gary will play a pivotal role in further developing Shepper’s app and platform to drive forward the company in this period of critical growth. Gary is also a member of Shepper’s Senior Leadership Team, contributing to development and execution of the business strategy, client, Shepherd and financial plan.

Shepper have built a great foundation with a vibrant community of Shepherds delivering real world insight. I’m delighted to join the team – and am really looking forward to further enhancing the Shepherd toolkit whilst building out our data platform as we continue to grow the community.

Gary O’Connor