Announcing our new Chief Technology Officer

Trade Me is excited to announce that Paolo Ragone will step into the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). 

Paolo brings over 18 years experience to Trade Me. He has worked on product & innovation at Ebay, held the position of CTO at Gumtree Australia, and most recently as CTO, General Manager at Air New Zealand. 

Trade Me CEO Anders Skoe said the company was thrilled Paolo was joining the team. “Paolo brings a great combination of experience as well as a fresh perspective for Trade Me’s next chapter - we’re excited that he will be taking over our technology reigns.” 

Paolo says he is thrilled to be joining the Trade Me team. “The world of classifieds is close to my heart and is one in which I've spent nearly 12 years of my career, so joining Trade Me feels very much like going back home. I’m looking forward to learning more about this great Kiwi business, taking on its challenges and doing great work with the team.”

The position of Chief Technology Officer is a new role created after Chief Product & Technology Officer, Simon Young, announced his intention to move on from Trade Me.