Australia – Global comparison platform Finder has appointed David Meier, former director of product and experience design at global Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) company Zip Co, to be its new global vice president of product design.

Meier is an experienced leader in product design for technology-led businesses. During his stint at Zip Co, Meier has played a crucial role in the release of ‘Tap & Zip’, a product that drove exponential transactional growth. Aside from this, Meier has also headed up product design for property marketplace Domain.

In his new role, Meier will be assisting Finder as it continues to roll out new products and services, focusing on Web 3.0.

Meier said, “We’re literally on the cusp of a financial revolution, where the democratisation of finance lays on the horizon, and we’re in a position to help our customers join the dots.”

Finder has also announced the appointment of David Chen, former head of strategy and operations at AI-driven document intelligence platform Sypht, as its new chief legal officer.

Frank Restuccia, Finder’s founder and global co-CEO, believes that Chen and Meier’s backgrounds in high-growth technology-led businesses made them both standout recruits. 

“The next 12 months will be crucial to gaining competitive advantage in Web 3.0, and we know we need to move quickly to stay ahead of the market. We want to make sure we have the best talent and leaders on board to help us move towards not only helping people save money but invest and make money too,” said Restuccia.

In November 2021, Finder has promoted Taylor Blackburn, former head of media relations for ANZ, as its new head of public relations for the ANZ region.