Trustpilot reaches for the stars with new CTO and CPO hires

Former SAGE and Wood Mackenzie executive Stephen Garland and former Yahoo and HP executive Ramin Vatanparast join Trustpilot to boost technology and product innovation for growth


11 October, 2018 - New York, Copenhagen, London -
Trustpilot announces the appointment of Stephen Garland as Chief Technology Officer and Ramin Vatanparast as Chief Product Officer. Both will report to Trustpilot CEO Peter Holten Mühlmann.

Joining from global energy, chemicals and renewables company Wood Mackenzie, where he previously served as CTO, Stephen provides a proven track record in evolving startups to scale-ups and transforming enterprises to high performing SaaS Data and analytics platforms.

Ramin Vatanparast, brings a wealth of product management and development experience. Formerly of Yahoo! and HP, Ramin joins from his most recent position as VP of Product Management and Data at Investment Management business, HomeUnion. Ramin provides experience in building scalable platforms, developing monetization solutions and also data products to scale and grow the business.

 Stephen Garland, CTO, Trustpilot

Stephen Garland, CTO, Trustpilot

Both will work together to further define and implement the technology and product strategy for Trustpilot, with a continued focus on business growth driven through technology, innovation, and talent.

Peter Holten Muhlmann, CEO and Founder at Trustpilot said, “Stephen and Ramin’s collective experience will be invaluable to Trustpilot as we continue to cement ourselves as the largest, most powerful reviews platform globally.”

Stephen Garland said, "It’s an extremely exciting time for the Trustpilot business. We have a huge opportunity to unlock the power of reviews for both the consumer and for businesses. Our technology and innovation will be the driving force to unlock future growth.”

 Ramin Vatanparast, CPO, Trustpilot

Ramin Vatanparast, CPO, Trustpilot

Ramin Vatanparast, “To continue to provide the best experience for both consumers and businesses through our products and offerings, we require the very best technologies and will be tapping into areas such as Data, Machine Learning, and AI. Delivering products and offerings which continue to meet Trustpilot’s ambition to be the most open reviews platform for both consumers and businesses is going to be both exhilarating and enjoyable, especially based on data insights.”

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About Trustpilot

Trustpilot is a leading independent review platform - free and open to all. With more than 50 million reviews of over 240,000 companies, Trustpilot gives people a place to share and discover reviews of businesses, and we give every company the tools to turn consumer feedback into business results. Our mission is to bring people and businesses closer together to create ever-improving experiences for everyone. Trustpilot reviews are seen more than 2 billion times each month by consumers worldwide. With offices in Copenhagen, London, New York, Denver, Berlin, Melbourne and Vilnius, Trustpilot's 650 employees represent more than 40 different nationalities. For more information, visit https://www.trustpilot.com/