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Catch.com.au welcomes new chief product and technology officer

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Online retailer Catch.com.au has welcomed Tomas Varsavksy as its new chief product and technology officer. He will be leading Catch’s platform development as the company strengthens its momentum in the Australian market.

Varsavsky joined the Wesfarmers-owned retail website after ten-and-a-half years at technology organisation REA Group, where he first served as a delivery manager and most recently as its Chief Technology and Data Officer.

After a short break, he officially started his latest role in Catch this month.

Varsavsky said in a LinkedIn post that it was the Catch story that caught his attention.

“They have tremendous ambition, a disruptive mindset and great backing behind them,” he said.

“They are poised to do amazing things. I’m looking forward to being part of their story,” he continued.

Prior to REA Group, Varsavsky was a principal consultant at ThoughtWorks where he consulted to many organisations in a variety of roles, including technical and agile process leadership, project management, analysis and development.

Some of the organisations he has engaged with are IOOF, Lonely Planet, ANZ, AXA, Sensis and NAB.

Varsavsky has also been listed as one of the top CIOs in Australia for two consecutive years in 2018 and again in 2019.

Continuing the same LinkedIn post, he thanked his colleagues at REA Group who have supported, challenged and guided him in his decade-long journey in the company.

“It’s been an amazing journey and I’m so proud of the team we have built, the things we’ve delivered and the boundaries we’ve pushed,” he said.

Catch.com.au is one of Australia’s largest shopping platforms and has been actively involved in online retail since 2006.

In 2019, the retail website was acquired by the Wesfarmers Group and now sits alongside other leading Australian retailers Kmart, Target, Bunnings and Officeworks.

Catch now garners 30,000 customers every week and sends out 20,000 parcels daily, with one order placed every 2.1 seconds.