86 400 product and marketing chief joins Zip Co

Travis Tyler joins payments company as chief product officer, commencing in January

Travis Tyler
Travis Tyler

86 400’s chief product and marketing officer, Travis Tyler, has become the new chief product officer at payments group, Zip Co.

Tyler joins the business on 17 January in Sydney and will report to A/NZ managing director, Cynthia Scott as well as join the A/NZ leadership team. His role covers Australian product strategy across product, design and product marketing teams.

Tyler boasts of significant experience across product, marketing, sales and technology in the financial services and fintech industry. For the past three-and-a-half years, he’s been overseeing product and marketing teams at 86 400 as one of the founding members of the neobank.

86 400 was acquired by National Australia Bank earlier this year and is the process of being merged with the banking giant’s other digital-only banking property, Ubank.  

Prior to this, Tyler spent nearly six years with Westpac, including two-and-a-half years as general manager of consumer digital. He also spent 16 years with St George, going from financial analyst to portfolio manager, strategy and business development and operations management. He’s also a non-executive director for the Australian Network on Disability.

“I am thrilled to welcome Travis into the ZipFam. He is an incredibly accomplished leader with an impressive track record across product and marketing in the financial services and fintech industry,” Scott said in a statement. “His experience will be invaluable in helping drive Zip’s products in Australia to create an even better experience for our customers, merchants and partners. We can’t wait for him to get started.”

Tyler said he was excited to be joining one of Australia’s fastest-growing brands “that has already changed the way people pay for the better”.

“I look forward to joining the incredibly talented team that has created so much momentum and delivering the next generation of products that help our customers and merchants live fearlessly,” he said.

In a LinkedIn post, Tyler said he’s taken away three key learnings from his time with 86 400. The first is the need for strong team alignment.

“You can only make a genuine impact when you operate as a team, are aligned, have a single set of goals and are willing to get in the trenches with each other every day,” he commented.

Secondly, execution eats strategy for breakfast, Tyler said. And finally, culture is key to a leader’s and business’ success.

“Culture helps you win over the long term and overcome all the challenges that come with designing, building, launching and growing a bank. Thank you to the whole 86 400 team past and present,” he stated.

Read more about Tyler’s journey as a CMO with 86 400 here.

Last week, Zip also confirmed former Australia CEO of Deliveroo, Levi Aron, as its new US-based chief growth officer. In addition, the company recently added two other US-based leaders: Chief marketing officer, Jinal Shah, and global chief technology officer, Ahu Chhapgar.

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