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Manchester bot hunter appoints former eBayer

Andy Lole

Manchester bot detection and mitigation specialist Netacea, has announced the appointment of Andy Lole as chief technology officer.

Lole brings over 20 years of technical experience to the role, since beginning his career as a developer. His skills in data science and track record for delivering success led him to take on several senior technical roles at some of the biggest travel and internet retail companies including the likes of SpareRoom and eBay.

Lole said: “Working in internet retail and travel means I’ve witnessed first-hand the problem that Netacea solves. I understand the threat that bots pose and fully believe in the way Netacea tackles this problem.”

Jeremy Gidlow, CEO & co-founder at Netacea, added: “Andy brings a fresh perspective to Netacea. His experience as someone who has dealt with bot threats in the types of businesses we are working with means that he’s providing us with great insights into our services as well as refining how we communicate with our customers about the threats they face.”

Lole’s focus will be on technical development and innovating Netacea’s current products and services. His experience means he will play a role in communicating to the market how best to deal with bot threats and how Netacea can enhance its customers’ and partners’ services. Current CTO Andy Still will take on a new role as chief product officer, with a focus on Netacea’s long-term vision and product development.

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