AQ recently announced the appointment of Ryan Asche as its new Chief Financial Officer to manage all aspects of the company’s accounting, finance and administration activities. With a background in revenue and profit optimisation within the hospitality and technology sectors, Ryan’s role will see him steer the company’s financial strategy in the UK, North America and Europe as AQ focuses on accelerated product innovation and market growth.
Jim Contardi, CEO of AutoQuotes, said: “Ryan brings substantial financial, operational and global markets experience to the team and we are pleased to welcome him to AQ. As we invest in the growth of the product portfolio and expansion into new markets, his leadership and expertise will be critical to help scale our business.”
The announcement marks the latest addition to AQ’s executive team which recently announced the appointments of David Demres in marketing and business development, Eric Farr as Chief Technology Officer, and added Rob Gibson as MD of the AQ UK this summer. AQ has experienced a year of significant growth particularly in the UK, where the company added a record number of manufacturers and products in the first half of 2019.
The organizational changes are part of a concerted effort to better support customers with innovative and customer-driven product development already apparent as the company prepares to launch multiple products. Before the end of the year, AQ plans to launch an updated version of AQ Designer, its design application, that includes a Revit integration and will introduce AQ Insight, a reporting platform for manufacturers. Additional products and services are on the horizon alongside continued improvements to the infrastructure of the AQ platform and CPQ software.
Jim Contardi added: “We are on an exciting trajectory in terms of innovation, growth, and talent. Across the business, we are building a team that will deliver on AQ’s promise of value creation and support of the industry.”