has welcomed Steve Traplin into the newly created role of general manager of marketplace. He brings 19 years’ experience in driving digital transformation for businesses across Australasia.

Traplin was most recently vice president of Groupon International and CEO for Groupon Asia Pacific and Australia and New Zealand, driving growth and forming global expansion strategies.

Prior to his tenure with Groupon, he was sales director and director of digital marketing services at Yellow Pages Group New Zealand, responsible for creating a digital marketing services division and helping the Group receive ‘Great Place to Work’ accreditation in 2018.

In his new role with Catch, Traplin will lead the growth of the marketplace, which provides a platform for independent retailers to boost brand presence and gain access to more than three million customers.

“The journey and success of this Australian e-commerce company over the past 10 years is one I have watched from close by, and I can’t wait to help Australia’s independent retailers access our powerful online community,” Traplin said.