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North East proptech firm clixifix hires new CTO


Proptech firm clixifix has appointed Mark Stephenson as its new CTO as part of expansion plans.

The appointment is part of an expansion programme for the North East business which now brings its headcount to 24.

The SaaS platform provides housing developers and their customers with a cloud-based platform, which tracks the progress of repairs and helps speed up the reporting process.

In the newly created role for the firm, Stephenson joins the business with his experience in previous roles as CTO at Intelligence Fusion, and

He also worked as a consultant for clients including HSBC, Barclays, Allied Irish Banks and Sports Direct.

The firm’s head office is based at the Evolve Business Centre in Houghton-le-Spring. Sunderland, while the company also has employees spread across the UK.

Commenting on his appointment to the role, Stephenson (pictured, right) said: “I’ve worked with many start-ups where the main problem has been proving product market fit, but at clixifix it is evident this has existed for a while. This job provides me with an opportunity to work in a business in ‘scale-up’ mode, which presents a different set of technical challenges that I’m looking forward to tackling.

“The senior team, headed by James Farrell, all share a vision of how a business should operate and it’s a vision that I very much buy into. My main objectives are to support the growth of the business by managing the balance of needing to refactor to support scale-up and ensuring robust measures are put in place, so we are continually developing value for our customers by introducing new features and constantly improving existing ones. I’ll also be working to make the technology platform attractive to enterprise level businesses to further expand clixifix®”

James Farrell (pictured, left), CEO and co-founder of clixifix, added: “Mark’s appointment is a significant coup for the business. He is well respected in the tech industry, brings unrivalled experience and is already bursting with exciting ideas of ways in which to move clixifix forward.”


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