Macclesfield-based car finance broker Zuto has appointed a former Amazon executive as chief technology and product officer.

Josh Goodspeed joins from The Hut Group, where he was also CTO, and prior to that held a number of roles with Amazon including director of reading experience for Amazon Kindle.

Josh Goodspeed

Josh Goodspeed

Originally based at Amazon’s head office in Seattle, he relocated to London three years ago to lead the integration of LOVEFiLM into Amazon Video and launched Prime Instant Video in the UK and Germany.

At Zuto, which rebranded from Car Loan 4U earlier in the year, he will lead the engineering, product and design of Zuto’s end-to-end user experience, including its new customer account area, My Zuto.

James Wilkinson, founder and chief executive of Zuto, said: “Josh is a key appointment for Zuto. After a successful year of growth, we are now looking to develop our customer journey further with the launch of the My Zuto account area. We’re obsessed with our customers here at Zuto and providing them with a truly seamless experience, so the knowledge and insight that Josh brings will be crucial to our next phase of growth.”

Goodspeed added: “I’m really excited to join the team at such a critical stage of growth. What the team at Zuto has already achieved is incredible; they have challenged, and led the industry, while helping countless motorists make a better buying decision. At Zuto, I’ll be driving the company’s next stages of development, as we look to innovate our customer journey and add more revolutionary updates to the My Zuto account function.”