Consumer data leader Biza.io appoints Joe D’Addio to board, eyes Sydney expansion
Consumer data leader Biza.io has today announced the appointment of Joe D’Addio (pictured) as director to the board. An industry stalwart, D’Addio was the former CEO of ASX-listed IT service provider MOQ.
With over 40 years of experience in the information technology sector, D’Addio has been at the helm of a number of success stories, including General Manager of Professional Services Australia at Dimension Data and founder and director of Technology Effect, which was acquired by MOQ in 2015. D’Addio joins CEO and Founder Stuart Low and Chief People Officer, Sally Park on the Biza.io board of directors.
Biza.io is at the forefront of the Australian Consumer Data Right, changing the way the world shares consumer data securely. Founded in 2017, it is a pioneer in Consumer Data Right (CDR) compliance solutions. Its cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions today enable data-sharing access for over 18 million Australian consumers on behalf of banks and energy retailers.
As part of its growth strategy, Mark Perry, formerly Chief Customer Officer at Biza.io, has stepped into a new role as Chief Growth Officer. Mark will lead the business on its path towards the target of 100% year-on-year growth over the next five years.
To support this growth, Peter Hill has been appointed as Head of Customer Success. Hill was most recently the Channels and Alliances Manager (ANZ) at data resilience SaaS platform Druva, as well as holding multiple channel roles at HP.
Biza.io has also appointed Stella Kwok, as its financial controller. Based in Sydney, Stella joins the Biza.io team from HR tech start-up enboarder and will work out of Biza.io’s new Sydney office, set to open in the new financial year.
To date, Biza.io has assisted in the delivery of CDR solutions for 10% of all banks and 67% of energy retailers active in the consumer data scheme, with more than 18 million consumers having data-sharing access enabled by Biza technology.
D’Addio commented: “Biza.io is pioneering consumer data sharing. In just five years, Stuart and his team have built game-changing, invaluable solutions for data holders, with more to come yet. What has impressed me most is their incredible growth trajectory, a testament to the team’s deep expertise and dedication to its mission of changing the way we share consumer data.”
“I’m looking forward to working with the Biza.io team and provide guidance and support during an exciting time of growth and innovation for the company and sector more broadly.
Stuart Low, founder and CEO of Biza.io said, “We’re thrilled to have a tech industry veteran like Joe join the Biza.io board. The fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the CDR means Joe’s expertise and guidance are going to be critical as we enter our next phase of growth, and we’re glad to have him on our team.”
“As we reach the CDR’s second birthday, the expansion of our footprint to Sydney and recent leadership hires have put us in a great position to continue to lead in the consumer data space as we see more industries designated and use cases released.”
The expansion of Biza.io’s leadership team comes after it raised $7.5 million in a Series A funding round led by OIF Ventures and Jelix Ventures in August 2022.