Zepto promotes Julia Bearzatto to Chief Product Officer

Zepto promotes Julia Bearzatto to Chief Product Officer

Zepto, a pioneer in new payments technology, has today announced the promotion of Julia Bearzatto (pictured) to Chief Product Officer.

Since joining as Head of Product in April 2022, Julia has played a critical role in Zepto’s innovative approach to solving merchants’ payment pain points which has led the business to scale rapidly and launch into new markets.

A seasoned fintech leader with more than fifteen years’ experience in the Australian technology and payments industries, Julia has extensive experience building, growing, and scaling multiple payment businesses into robust, customer-orientated organisations.

Prior to joining Zepto Julia was Head of Technology at accounting software company MYOB and a member of their ANZ Senior Leadership Team. In this role she was responsible for technology strategy, delivery, and leadership of the 100+ strong financial services team. Julia has also held leadership positions at Grace Papers, Assembly Payments (now Zai), and SecurePay, and has centered her career in the B2B space with a focus on networks and connecting products through technology.

Commenting on Julia’s promotion, Zepto CEO Chris Jewell said, “Julia has proven herself to be the innovative payments product authority and an inspiring executive technology leader. She is a highly regarded member of the payments industry and a superpower that dynamically and expertly blends product vision expertise with inspiring people leadership and excellence in delivery. Julia’s appointment couldn’t come at a more critical time for Zepto.”

As Chief Product Officer, Julia is now responsible for business operations and engineering as well as spearheading Zepto’s product vision and strategy. “I’m incredibly excited to lead Zepto’s product vision and strategy. We’re pioneering the next evolution of payment companies under our vision of being a Better Way to Pay—and we’re uniquely positioned to help define the future of payments,” said Julia.

“With our eyes always on the horizon, we’re exploring new forms of digital currency, accessing new infrastructure, and leveraging new open banking frameworks to enable velocity and availability of money,” Julia concluded.