Zip appoints NZ Country Manager, strengthening its global footprint

Zip appoints NZ Country Manager, strengthening its global footprint

Leading global Buy Now, Pay Later company, Zip Co, has today announced the appointment of Todd Wackrow (pictured) as Country Manager of its New Zealand operations. The move comes as Zip unifies its rapidly expanding global business under a single brand, ensuring consumers will recognise the Zip brand no matter where in the world they are.

Wackrow, previously Zip New Zealand’s Director of Growth, replaces founder and New Zealand Managing Director John O’Sullivan, who will transition to a global role.

Wackrow will be responsible for driving New Zealand’s market growth while helping Zip’s global expansion. New Zealand’s mature BNPL market makes it a fertile ground to test new product innovations and business models, benefiting international Zip markets.

With a fully local operation, including the product and engineering function and customer service team, Zip New Zealand delivers innovative payment products to over 360,000 Kiwi customers and 1,600 businesses including The Warehouse, Noel Leeming, Bunnings and Chemist Warehouse.

Larry Diamond, Zip’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Since Todd joined us in November 2019 leading the New Zealand team, he has played an instrumental role in Zip’s international strategy.

“His deep experience with our customers, brand and merchants, coupled with New Zealand’s rapid BNPL growth, means we are well on our way to becoming the first payment choice, everywhere and every day. I know Todd  has what it takes to take Zip to the next level.”

Todd Wackrow, Country Manager of Zip New Zealand, said, “The adoption of Buy Now, Pay Later services in New Zealand has truly accelerated over the past three years, as both Kiwi consumers and businesses have rapidly shifted from traditional forms of credit like Credit Cards, to interest-free, more customer centric products like Zip.”