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Notonthehighstreet names Ed Wagener as CFO

He will be tasked with supporting the company in achieving its strategic growth plans in its gifting and lifestyle departments

Notonthehighstreet has announced the appointment of Ed Wagener as the group’s new chief financial officer (CFO).

Having most recently acted as CFO at Comparethemarket.com, Wagener provides the role with over 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles, including as financial director at Carphone Warehouse.

Wagener will be tasked with supporting the company in achieving its strategic growth plans in its gifting and lifestyle departments.

He will also be responsible for leading and developing Notonthehighstreet’s finance and legal team, focusing on maintaining operational efficiency in the business.

Claire Davenport, CEO at the group, said: “As we continue to drive awareness of notonthehighstreet as a lifestyle and gifting destination following an unprecedented year of growth, Ed is perfectly placed to help us successfully execute our plans for the next phase of the business. 

“He impressed us all with his clear strategic expertise, his marketplace experience and his demonstrable understanding of how to develop best-in-class teams, we are thrilled to welcome him to the business.”

Most recently, Wagener supported Comparethemarket in becoming the UK’s leading financial services marketplace.

He said: “I’m excited to be joining the business at this time to help build on its historic success, particularly after the momentum of the last year, and it’s recent acquisition by new owners and digital experts, Great Hill Partners

“I’m delighted to be working as a colleague and leader of a passionate team who are dedicated to connecting the UK’s best creative small businesses with millions of customers across the world.”

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