Photobox Group, Europe’s leading personalisation business, has appointed Grant Smith as chief product officer for its Photo division, which includes the Photobox and Hofmann brands. Grant’s appointment follows that of Ronan Tighe from Net-a-Porter as CPO of the Group’s Moonpig brand in July.
Grant joins from Deliveroo where as VP Product he grew the product function from its infancy to a fully staffed mature organisation over the last three years. Prior to that, Grant worked in senior product roles at Hotels.com and JustPark and as a consultant at McKinsey. He has computer science and electrical engineering degrees from MIT, and an MBA from London Business School.
Grant will be based, in Photobox Group’s new Farringdon HQ, overseeing a team of 35 product managers and designers.
“Grant is an amazing addition to what is rapidly becoming one of the strongest product leadership teams in London,” said Dave Wascha, chief product officer for the group. “He’s a proven operator who brings a wealth of experience that will enable us to better serve our customers.”
Grant commented: “I am hugely excited to join the leading photo personalisation business in Europe. The category is ripe for further expansion and the Group is perfectly placed to deliver exciting new product innovations for millions of customers around Europe.”
Grant follows Ronan Tighe, who joined Moonpig as CPO in July 2018, looking after digital product and UX. He previously headed up Product Management at Net-a-Porter & Mr Porter.
Photobox Group’s brands and products enable over 10 million customers across 15 countries to share memories, celebrate great moments and inject personal expression into their everyday lives every year. The Group also owns Moonpig and recently acquired Dutch gifts & cards leader Greetz. It generated revenues of £325m in the fiscal year ending 30 April 2017 and is owned by Exponent Private Equity and Electra Private Equity.