The Snappy Group, the technology platform that connects consumers with their local businesses, has appointed Barry McGonagle as Chief Financial Officer. His appointment is the latest of several senior hires in recent months following a successful fundraising last year, the proceeds of which are currently being used to accelerate the Group’s next phase of growth, including investments in people, technology, partner services and marketing.
Barry will lead the Company’s financial operations and set the finance strategy to power Snappy Group’s growth. He joins with considerable leadership experience in the technology sector having previously held senior finance roles within Trip.com Group and Skyscanner, where he built the finance function to support the Company’s rapid international growth. Barry is a Chartered Accountant and started his career with Deloitte.
In December, the Company strengthened its senior sales team with the appointments of Paul Adams as Group Sales Director and Alasdair Lindsay as Head of Hospitality Sales at Hungrrr, a constituent business of the Snappy Group.
Mike Callachan, CEO and co-founder of The Snappy Group, said: “I am very pleased that Barry has agreed to join our senior leadership team. His experience with start ups and high-growth technology businesses, as well as larger corporations will be extremely valuable to the Snappy Group as we pursue our goal to support more and more local businesses to bring on demand convenience to local communities across the UK and beyond. I look forward to working with Barry and welcome him to the team.”
Barry McGonagle, Chief Financial Officer, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join Snappy Group at such an exciting time for the business. I was drawn to the mission of empowering local businesses to serve their communities online and I’ve been hugely impressed with what the team have managed to achieve in such a short space of time. Snappy is on an exciting journey and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”