Funding Options Appoints Alastair Preacher as new Chief Product Officer

29 October 2018

Funding Options today announced that Alastair Preacher has joined Funding Options as their new Chief Product Officer.

Award-winning business finance marketplace Funding Options helps firms to source alternative funding options. The appointment of Alastair Preacher in the role of Chief Product Officer confirms that the company is now ramping up its product and digital function to scale the company’s operations and rapidly achieve its growth ambitions.

Alastair is an experienced multi-channel leader having created and implemented high-level digital strategies and designed comprehensive product roadmaps in both start-ups and FTSE 100 organisations across a variety of sectors.  During his eighteen year career, Alastair has held a number of senior in-house positions at Tesco, Lloyds Bank and Habito, as well as consultancies such as IBM and Accenture and his own Digital Product business, Think & Do. 

Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director, Funding Options, comments:

“This is an exciting hire for us and a great time to join Funding Options. We’re ambitious and agile which is essential when you’re disrupting a marketplace through innovation and entrepreneurship; Alastair is an excellent fit for our business.  He brings a wealth of experience to Funding Options alongside a passion for using technology to solve complex customer issues.  Alastair’s focus as Chief Product Officer will be on creating a culture of true customer-led product design through data-driven solutions that will broaden and deepen our product set as we continue to grow and evolve.”

As well as establishing and managing multiple digital teams, Alastair’s previous highlights include helping Samsung to become world #2 in the B2B printer market from scratch and helping Tesco to set up and deliver key parts of their digital and physical turnaround (including redefining their digital subscription and loyalty products). 

Alastair Preacher, Chief Product Officer, Funding Options, comments:

“The opportunity to be part of a company that is already positively disrupting a market and driving real change for customers is huge, and I fully share the company’s purpose of helping the small to walk tall.  Funding Options is a young company that readily embraces new ideas and creativity where we can actively challenge the status-quo and create products and services that solve real customer issues.  Together with the team I’m looking forward to creating a step-change in the company’s digital product function that will take the business to the next level.”

Alastair will be based in the Funding Options offices in London.