MIAMI, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boatim Inc.
Boatim Inc, a global online marketplace for buying, selling and trading ships, boats and yachts, announces today the appointment of Chris Roy as Chief Product Officer (CPO), effective 15 June 2020. Chris will be responsible for developing and driving the vision, roadmap and innovation strategy across Boatim’s digital products to fuel the company’s vision of building the digital maritime products of tomorrow. He will operate from the subsidiary Boatim Europe SL, based in Barcelona, Spain, and report directly to the Boatim Board and CEO Wolfgang Tippner.
“A core area of investment, priority and focus for Boatim is our product management organization,” said Tippner. “The CPO plays an integral role in unifying our product portfolio to deliver integrated technology solutions for our customers. We are excited to welcome Chris to the Boatim crew and look forward to his expertise and experience driving the realization of our long-term innovation strategy.”
Tackling complex problems and bringing innovation to legacy industries is fast becoming Chris’ modus operandi. After leading TravelPerk’s design team from initial go-to-market to its position as the fastest-growing SaaS startup, Boatim seems a logical next step.
Chris shares, “Having the opportunity to bring new technology to the boating industry and solve long-standing and complex problems is exhilarating. That’s the kind of disruption I’m hoping to drive alongside the team at Boatim. By putting our customers at the forefront of our decision-making, we aim to build game-changing products and services that drive industry-wide evolution.”
Prior to building out the Product Design team at TravelPerk, Chris held various design and engineering positions at TescoBank, Sumerian, GFI Software, and Axios Systems, designing and building SaaS products for global markets.
Graduating from Edinburgh’s Napier University with a BDes(Hons) in Design Futures, Chris has always been inspired by the convergence of design and technology, focusing on how these disciplines can be merged to disrupt industries.