CAP and HPI gear for growth

CAP and HPI, which combined create one of the UK’s largest automotive data businesses, is gearing up growth in the UK, and significant international expansion, with key appointments.

Joel Albyn, a former director of product management and global ecommerce strategy for Walmart, joins the business as director of innovation and product management. He will lead the rollout of new data products and devise new digital strategies.

Joel Albyn has been working between Walmart’s Innovation labs in San Francisco and the UK, leading a team of product and project managers.

Roland Barzegar has been appointed as chief of staff. Roland will coordinate programme management and support the managing director with the acquisition strategy.

Roland Barzegar joins from Plusnet, where he was finance director, and sat on the board. His previous roles include spells at Ernst & Young and PWC.

Andrea Preston joins the business as head of HR, automotive. She will lead a record period of recruitment for the business, and implement talent development programmes. Andrea Preston has worked in senior HR roles in legal firm Taylor Wessing and technology business, PACE.

Commenting on the appointments, Ian Rendle, managing director of CAP and HPI said, ‘We are building a world class brand, and it is important to have the right people in place to support our ambitions. The coming months will see unprecedented levels of product innovation and the implementation of transformative digital strategies that will benefit our customers in the UK, and beyond.’