Steve Gatenby

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Head of Product - Ventures
Co-operative


Steve is an experienced and entrepreneurial company director with over 15 years’ experience across product, operations, strategy, and innovation leadership roles, at Co-Op, Microsoft and Barclays.

Currently Head of Product for the newly established Co-Op Ventures division, Steve is exploring, establishing and partnering in new markets for the benefit of Co-Op members and customers, with a focus on building new products and services based on rapid experimentation, learning from customers and collaborating with strategic partners.

Prior to the Co-Op Steve created Rise, an open innovation platform in Barclays partnering FinTech companies with a 325 year old bank, and in three years brought 13 new fintech products to market that delighted customers and achieved £42.5m NPV and 77% ROI, using the latest breakthroughs in financial service technology, such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Distributed Ledgers, AI/ML and advanced data analytics.

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