Barry McGonagle headshot

Source: Snappy Group

The appointment comes off the back of a £20m fundraising round last year

Snappy Group has appointed Barry McGonagle as chief financial officer.

He will lead the company’s financial operations and set the finance strategy going forward in Snappy’s next phase of growth.

McGonagle will bring his leadership experience gained from within the technology sector, having previously held senior finance roles at Group, Travix International and Skyscanner.

He is a chartered accountant and started his career with management consultant firm Deloitte in 2008.

“I am very pleased Barry has agreed to join our senior leadership team,” said Snappy Group CEO and co-founder Mike Callachan.

“His experience with start-ups and high-growth technology businesses, as well as larger corporations, will be extremely valuable to Snappy Group as we pursue our goal to support more and more local businesses to bring on-demand convenience to local communities across the UK and beyond. I look forward to working with Barry and welcome him to the team.”

McGonagle said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join Snappy Group at such an exciting time for the business. I was drawn to the mission of empowering local businesses to serve their communities online and I’ve been hugely impressed with what the team have managed to achieve in such a short space of time. Snappy is on an exciting journey and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”

The appointment comes off the back of a £20m fundraising round last year. The proceeds have been invested into people, technology, partner services and marketing, the business said. It has already seen Snappy Group take on several other senior hires in recent months.

In December, it strengthened its senior sales team with the appointments of Paul Adams as group sales director and Alasdair Lindsay as head of hospitality sales at Hungrrr, a constituent business of Snappy Group.