Daniel Glenn has been appointed as vice president of technical operations at motor retail technology firm iVendi.

Glenn joins from MAG-O, the digital division of Manchester Airport Group, where he was head of technology. Other senior positions include architect roles at The Radical Company and American Management Systems, as well as being IT director and architect at The Sports Predictor.

At iVendi, Glenn will be responsible for building an IT team that will expand to support the company’s ambitious growth plans over the next three years, effectively doubling its delivery capacity.

Commenting on his appointment, Glenn said: “Over the last few years, iVendi has developed a technical platform that provides a secure, compliant, highly resilient, cloud-based service to thousands of dealers in the UK and Germany.

“My role will be to take that to the next step, defining a technical roadmap to align with our overall business growth strategy and ensuring that we are working on the right things at the right time.”

He added that creating the right culture within iVendi’s product delivery teams would be crucial to success. “We’re planning to empower our teams to make most major decisions themselves so that they can deliver at pace. It’s all about creating the right structures so that talented people can excel.

“I’m also aiming to let the wider technology community know that iVendi is a great place to work. This is a genuine centre of excellence and we should shout about it to attract the best staff to add to our existing, superb resource.”

Richard Tavernor, chief operating officer at iVendi, said: “Having an outstanding VP of technical operations is essential to a company such as iVendi that builds its service offering around the quality of its technology delivery.

“We’re very pleased to have Daniel on board as we look to continue our rapid growth over the next few years in both UK and international markets”

Earlier this year, iVendi published research suggesting that repeated national lockdowns have driven significant changes in the relationship between online and showroom motor retailer sales.