Zonal strengthens its leadership team with brace of new executive appointments

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Zonal has appointed Olivia FitzGerald as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and James Taylor as Chief Financial Officer, strengthening its leadership team as the sector fully reopens for unrestricted trading.

Previously the Managing Director of Majestic Wine Commercial, FitzGerald is well-versed in commercial and customer strategies having run her own consultancy where she worked closely with a high-calibre roster of companies within the hospitality and tech space.

She will be joining Zonal’s newly appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) James Taylor as key members of the company’s leadership team. Taylor joined Zonal earlier this year from global loyalty, rewards and commerce software provider Yoyo, where he was CFO, working across the hospitality and retail sectors. In his new role, Taylor will be a key part of the newly-strengthened leadership team to drive forward and deliver Zonal’s vision and roadmap for technology innovation and customer success across the hospitality sector.

Commenting on the new appointments, Zonal Chief Executive Stuart McLean said: “I am delighted to welcome Olivia and James to the Zonal family. The pandemic has provided us with the opportunity to take a deeper look at the business and to bring in some new individuals with fresh thinking. The additions of James and Olivia will bring us this with abundance as well as our new Chief Technology Officer Jon Woodforth who joined us in September 2020.

“I believe that this strengthened leadership team will be able to drive the business to the next level as the industry begins to rebuild following the pandemic.”

Olivia FitzGerald added: “I’m very much looking forward to getting started in this role at Zonal, especially at such a crucial time for the hospitality industry. There will undoubtedly be tough challenges as well as some great opportunities ahead. Working hand-in-hand with customers as a key technology partner, Zonal will play a significant role in helping to rebuild UK hospitality, and I’m excited to be part of that.”

James Taylor added: “Zonal is a highly respected and well-established technology partner in the hospitality sector. It’s fantastic to join such a business and support its continued growth as it helps operators harness technology to drive their businesses forward.”

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