SSP strengthens delivery capability with new appointment

15 January 2018

SSP has strengthened its software development with the appointment of Matt Gatrell as Software Engineering Director.

Reporting directly to Jim Sadler, Chief Operating Officer, Gatrell will lead the single cohesive engineering department formed by combining all of SSP's software delivery teams globally into one capability.

The simplified structure will provide SSP with the agility to leverage best practices and software components across its systems. To complement this, SSP is accelerating the DevOps programme it started last year through the faster adoption of modern software engineering practices and tools across all its software products.

Together this will enable SSP to better serve all its customers by delivering and enhancing products more quickly and at a higher quality.

Gatrell brings significant experience of leading software teams and driving modern software development practices to the role. He has served in senior technology leadership roles at a number of successful, fast-growth fintech companies, and joined SSP from Neilson Financial Services, where he was CTO.

"I have joined SSP at a great time, which is reflected in its serious intent to embrace DevOps at a much faster pace" said Gatrell. "I am looking forward to using my extensive industry knowledge and expertise to develop and lead the strategy for the newly-formed Software Engineering department, supported by the talented team at SSP."

Speaking about the appointment, Jim Sadler said: "I am delighted to welcome Matt to SSP. His appointment continues, at pace, the work we began in 2017 to significantly strengthen our delivery capability.

"Matt's achievements and deep expertise in the field of software engineering make him a significant addition to our firepower, which will enable us to deliver on our service and product promises to clients, and continue to outpace our competitors."

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