Matchesfashion names new finance & operating chiefs

Matchesfashion names new finance & operating chiefs
// Sean Glithero to join Matchesfashion as its new CFO at the end of this month
// Jason Weston to join as COO, replacing Tom Athron who is leaving the fashion retailer
// Both will report to Ajay Kavan, who has been CEO since March

Matchesfashion has appointed a new chief financial officer and a new chief operating officer as part of changes to its senior leadership.

Sean Glithero is set to step into the finance chief role from the end of this month, while Jason Weston will replace Tom Athron, who has decided to leave the fashion retailer after serving as chief operating officer since 2018.

Both Glithero and Weston will report to Matchesfashion chief executive Ajay Kavan.


Glithero has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles, including 11 years at Auto Trader Group, where he held a range of senior finance positions, including chief financial officer.

At Auto Trader, he played a central role in its transition from print to online and its £2.4 billion London Stock Exchange listing.

More recently, Glithero served as chief financial officer of Funding Circle Holdings, a global SME loans platform, where he helped the firm raise £300 million as part of a £1.5 billion London Stock Exchange listing.

Meanwhile, Weston joins Matchesfashion from Amazon, where he spent 15 years in various leadership roles.

Most recently he served as the online retailer’s European special projects director, where he worked with Kavan, who was international special projects vice president before he moved to head up Matchesfashion in March this year.

Weston’s prior stints at Amazon included responsibility for Prime Now, and he also previously spent four years as chief operating officer of online retailer Notonthehighstreet.

“I am very pleased to welcome Sean and Jason to Matchesfashion,” Kavan said.

“They each bring deep expertise in building and scaling online businesses that are customer focused and innovative.

“Sean has over 20 years’ experience of driving transformational online growth, in both private equity-owned and listed businesses.

“Jason has spent the last 20 years developing customer focused online businesses that are underpinned by operational innovation.

“I’m really looking forward to working closely with both of them.”

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