Ceptaa pioneer in emerging payment technologies, today announced the promotion of Julia Bearzato (pictured) to Chief Product Officer.
Since becoming head of product in April 2022, Julia has played an important role in Zepto’s an innovative approach to solving merchant payment bottlenecks that led to rapid business scaling and access to new markets.
An experienced fintech leader with over fifteen years of experience in the Australian technology and payments industries, Julia has extensive experience building, growing and scaling multiple payments companies into robust, customer-focused organizations.
Before joining Cepta Julia was Head of Technology at accounting software company MYOB and was a member of ANZ’s senior management team. In this role, she was responsible for technology strategy, delivery and leadership of a more than 100 strong financial services team. Julia has also held leadership roles at Grace Papers, Assembly Payments (now Zai) and SecurePay and has focused her career in B2B with a focus on networking and connecting products through technology.
Commenting on Julia’s promotion, Zepto CEO Chris Jewell said: “Julia has established herself as an authority on innovative payment products and an inspirational technology leader. She is a highly respected member of the payments industry and a powerhouse who dynamically and skillfully combines product vision expertise with inspirational leadership and delivery excellence. Julia’s appointment could not have come at a more critical time for Zepto.”
As Chief Product Officer, Julia is now responsible for business operations and design, and leads Zepto’s product vision and strategy. “I am very excited to lead Zepto’s product vision and strategy. We’re pioneering the next evolution of payments companies in line with our vision for a better way to pay — and we’re uniquely positioned to help define the future of payments,” said Julia.
“Constantly looking to the horizon, we’re exploring new forms of digital currency, accessing new infrastructure and leveraging new open banking structures to ensure speed and accessibility of money,” Julia concluded.