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Behind the Scenes

Deazy’s New Chief Product Officer: Chris Dawson

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Deazy's Platform: A New Chapter

We are extremely excited to have a new leader of our product team, Chris Dawson. Chris, who is taking up the position of Chief Product Officer, has ambitious plans to help grow Deazy’s platform and serve the market opportunity for development services.

Welcoming Chris to the team marks the beginning of a new chapter. One of Deazy’s key aims for the coming year is to shift our focus to being a platform first marketplace - this gives Chris an exciting opportunity to oversee that transition every step of the way.

Chris’s Ambitions for Deazy

Chris joins Deazy from real estate company Zoopla, where he was Head of Product. He has worked in tech since 1998, gaining extensive experience in product roles, working on B2C and B2B solutions in travel, fintech, e-commerce, entertainment, and more, for organisations including the BBC, GSK, John Lewis and Expedia.

Chris HeadshotChris joins Deazy from Zoopla and has ambitious plans for the company's platform.

"Any enterprise knows there are major challenges with capacity and capability, and Deazy is perfectly positioned to help them meet those challenges," said Chris Dawson, CPO, Deazy. "It looked to me like a wonderful opportunity. The intersection of industries – agencies, marketplaces, platforms – in which I have worked extensively make it a great fit.

Chris’ role at Deazy will include putting in place the product frameworks to help ready the team for further growth, especially focusing on the enterprise and scaleup market. He wants to make Deazy’s proposition even more appealing for customers and aims to serve a wider range of industries and geographies.

As an ambitious new CPO, Chris joins Deazy’s roadmap at a crucial transition to a platform-based experience. Once complete, every interaction with clients and partners will be managed via the Deazy platform, delivering greater efficiency and scalability to each of Deazy’s partners.

[testimonial] “I want to grow our product team significantly, implement greater product structure and ensure the adoption of our product increases exponentially,” continued Chris Dawson, Deazy.

“Nearshore development services mostly cater to the freelance market, but we believe using development teams offers better capacity, greater technical expertise and more flexibility. The gig economy can be detrimental to overall quality and growth and provide less investment in companies, so our platform is also better for local economies.”

Welcoming Chris to Team Deazy

“When it comes to improving a product and instilling a focus on product within an organisation, Chris is one of the best in the business,” said Andy Peddar, CEO, Deazy. “His track record at companies such as Zoopla, Expedia and the BBC make him ideally suited to Deazy as we complete our transition to a platform-based business. We have a massive window of opportunity for growth over the coming years, and Chris is the ideal CPO to ensure our platform can support and manage that growth.”