Wejo Appoints New CFO

By Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Wejo, a connected vehicle data firm, announced that Chief Financial Officer Barry Nightingale is planning to retire and John Maxwell has been appointed his successor in the role. The changes to the leadership team are effective immediately.

Nightingale helped lead the company from early-stage tech startup to global connected vehicle data leader. This included the $42 million of recent funding to ensure the Wejo team could remain at the forefront of the high growth connected vehicle market. Under his financial leadership, Wejo was named “Fastest Growing Company of the Year” at GP Bullhound’s Northern Tech Awards and established robust finance, legal and compliance teams and processes. Nightingale will continue to advise the company through early 2022.

“Barry has been a savvy financial leader and sage business counselor through some of our most critical moments of growth, and I’m grateful for all he has done to get Wejo to this inflection point,” said Richard Barlow, founder and CEO of Wejo. “He leaves big shoes for John to fill, but I have every confidence the company will remain on strong financial footing in the months and years ahead under his leadership.”

Maxwell will report directly to Barlow and work closely with the entire executive team and the Board of Directors as the company enters its next phase of growth. He will be based in the New York City area.

Maxwell comes to Wejo with more than 30 years of experience driving financial growth in highly successful start-ups in complex industries including tech and telecom. Most recently, he was CFO of Aquestive Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on epilepsy and allergy treatments. He started his career at Ernst & Young, and held various senior financial roles at General Signal, ADP, INFONXX and Plainfield Asset Management.

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