Todd Zino has been made chief technical officer and his responsibility is to “drive innovation” and “revolutionise” Trussle’s offering.
He has over 20 years of experience, most recently as the co-founder and chief technical officer of Wallaby Financial, a credit card fintech that focused on big data personalisation.
Zino led the startup through multiple mergers with Bankrate, Red Ventures and ZPG, resulting in him running fintech and home-tech product teams in Los Angeles, Austin and London.
Sebastian Anthony has been hired as head of growth while Terry Lee has been appointed product manager, both with an aim to expand Trussle’s product offering.
Anthony previously led content strategy at Zoopla and uSwitch. Lee was a product manager in the acquisition and retention team of sports streaming service DAZN.
These appointments follow the addition of veteran banker Simon Williams to the firm, who was made Trussle’s chairman in April.
So far this year, Trussle has increased its staff by 48 per cent to 120 members.
The company said the expansion, which is set to continue in 2020, is part of the plan to “excel the product offering and meet ambitious growth plans”.
Zino said: “In an era where new Open Banking, property valuation and underwriting application programming interfaces are being launched frequently, there’s an incredible opportunity for us to completely revolutionise the mortgage process for consumers.
“I’m excited about the challenge of streamlining the home ownership process and making a huge impact on mortgage approval times for our customers.”
Ishaan Malhi (pictured), CEO and founder of Trussle, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Todd, Sebastian and Terry to the team and am genuinely excited to see how they can accelerate us towards our mission.
“Our culture remains to be our competitive advantage, and by hiring talent that aligns with our values, we are continuing to work towards making mortgages fairer.”