14 November 2022, London – Freetrade, the company on a mission to get everyone investing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahid Naveed as CTO. Shahid has nearly twenty years of experience gained from roles in some of the world’s fastest growing businesses.
He joins Freetrade from Auction Technology Group (LON:ATG), operator of the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions where he was VP of Engineering. Prior to that, Shahid was the technical leader for Amazon Video’s Digital Store team, responsible for overseeing the development of Amazon Video’s ownership systems globally.
Shahid will be based in Freetrade’s London office and oversee Freetrade’s global engineering team, which includes an established office in Brisbane, Australia.
Shahid’s appointment follows recent senior hires in Freetrade’s engineering team, including an Engineering Director who joined from US broker-dealer, Alpaca, and who is establishing a new engineering team in Budapest, Hungary.
Shahid Naveed, CTO of Freetrade, said “I am thrilled to join Freetrade as CTO, a company that is clearly passionate about its mission to get everyone investing. I look forward to working with our accomplished leadership team and customer obsessed engineering team to build Freetrade into a truly global brokerage platform that delights our retail investor customers.”
Freetrade CEO and Founder Adam Dodds said, “I’m excited to welcome Shahid to the Freetrade team. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge and leadership experience to this role. He’s able to dive deep into the details, while also setting out a clear strategy to lead our engineering team. I’ve been impressed with the grit that our technical teams have demonstrated throughout this challenging market environment. We’ve shown as a company that we have what it takes to continue to grow and thrive.”
Freetrade has been busy in 2022, raising £32m from existing institutional investors and crowdfunding investors. Freetrade’s app has also continued to evolve, notably with the launch of the Standard subscription. Freetrade has continued to ship new features and functionality, aimed at supporting customers towards better long term financial outcomes.