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CTL Strengthens its Technology Solutions Team

CrowdToLive® (CTL), a property FinTech Company that connects home buyers and investors by offering financing opportunities and equity investment through shared ownership, announced the appointment of Mr. James Lawson as the  Chief Technology Officer (CTO) based in the headquarters in London.  

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Anouar Adham, Co-Founder and CEO of CTL, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to welcome James to our team. His experience and knowledge in financial services as well as in IT will strengthen our capabilities in offering innovative financial solutions through our CrowdToLive® FCA regulated online platform.” 

“We are very excited about the continuing growth of the firm; and we look forward to work alongside buyers, who can finance their home without incurring debt, and investors, who can reap the rewards of the housing market without the hassle of tenant management while saving a large part of buy-to-let related costs.”, he added.  

Mr Adham concluded saying: “ In our continuous search for improvement we strive to hire the best talent in the market to offer the best possible version of our platform aiming to meet the increasing appetite of our users.”  

Mr. Lawson commented on his appointment: “I am impressed by the achievements that CTL accomplished since inception. The pioneering concept, innovative twist, and infrastructure offer tremendous potential for the firm in the growing property investment and financing market in the UK. I am excited about my appointment and will support the firm’s effort on its remarkable growth path”.  

Mr. Lawson has over 20 years of experience developing and leading technology solutions. He has led Oakbrook Finance to the top of the Hiscox TechTrack 100 for two consecutive years. He began his career as a C++ Software Engineer at Siemens and was involved in the Agile transformation alongside Roman Pichler. Later he specialized in SaaS/PaaS solutions in the national infrastructure domain (NHS, energy metering, nuclear and border security). He recently earned his master’s degree in Requirements Analysis and has become a thought leader in the Software Engineering community. 

Mr. Lawson appointment complements CTL strategic direction to keep improving its technology stack to offer its users the best possible digital experience on the platform.  

CTL is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and was established in 2016. It has been part of various programs such as Virgin Start Up, Barclays Eagle Labs, London & Partner Accelerator, Qatar Fintech Hub and Natwest Growth programme. 

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