OakNorth hires GoCompare exec for senior leadership role

By Daniel Lanyon on 6th August 2019

Challenger Banks

Jackson Hull was formerly at GoCompare where he spent five years in CTO and COO roles.

OakNorth hires GoCompare exec for senior leadership role
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Jackson Hull has been appointed to OakNorth's credit platform business as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

Hull is experienced in building high-volume eCommerce applications, global SaaS platforms, mobile and IoT platforms, most recentlt at financial comparison website GoCompare.

He also serves as an adviser or non-exec director for several companies, including Bloom & Wild, the British florist; Kindred Capital, the London-based VC firm; and, Hubble, the online platform for flexible office space. 

He has managed large technology teams globally, including in China, Singapore, India, Ukraine, Europe and South America, and has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from UC Davis and a Master’s in Information Systems from UC Berkeley.

At OakNorth, Hull will be responsible for all application delivery, including application enhancements and customisations, data science and machine learning, new technology development, and systems integrations. 

Joel Perlman, co-founder of OakNorth, said: "Jackson has been a technology executive at several institutions, and a founder or early-stage employee at successful startups. He therefore not only has the knowledge and expertise that will be pivotal for this stage of OakNorth’s evolution, but also knows first-hand what it’s like to be an SME founder – the exact market our platform helps banks serve.” 

 OakNorth has raised over $1bn from investors, including Clermont Group, Coltrane, EDBI of Singapore, GIC, Indiabulls, NIBC, Toscafund, and SoftBank’s Vision Fund. 

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