Notonthehighstreet hires former Carphone Warehouse finance boss as CFO

Notonthehighstreet Ed Wagener Claire Davenport
Ed Wagener has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles
// Notonthehighstreet has hired Ed Wagener as chief financial officer
// He most recently as chief financial officer at Comparethemarket.com
// Wagener will work in close partnership with Notonthehighstreet CEO Claire Davenport

Notonthehighstreet has appointed the former Comparethemarket and Carphone Warehouse commercial finance director Ed Wagener as chief financial officer.

Wagener has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles, most recently as chief financial officer at Comparethemarket.com, and previously as financial director at Carphone Warehouse.

He will work in close partnership with Notonthehighstreet chief executive Claire Davenport and lead and develop the finance and legal team, with a focus on maintaining operational efficiency.


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“As we continue to drive awareness of Notonthehighstreet as a lifestyle and gifting destination following an unprecedented year of growth, Ed is perfectly placed to help us successfully execute our plans for the next phase of the business.

“He impressed us all with his clear strategic expertise, his marketplace experience and his demonstrable understanding of how to develop best-in-class teams, we are thrilled to welcome him to the business.”

Wagener spent nine years at Carphone Warehouse both in the UK and abroad. His experience at board level has seen him lead competitive and consumer led strategies, improve commercial structures and drive performance across digital and retail sectors.

Wagener said: “I’ve been a huge admirer and customer of Notonthehighstreet for many years, and have been following the company’s journey as it establishes itself as a unique marketplace and well-loved British brand for a while.

“I’m excited to be joining the business at this time to help build on its historic success, particularly after the momentum of the last year, and it’s recent acquisition by new owners and digital experts, Great Hill Partners.

“I’m delighted to be working as a colleague and leader of a passionate team who are dedicated to connecting the UK’s best creative small businesses with millions of customers across the world.”

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