Linktree has today announced that Zak Islam has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Islam brings to the leadership team over 15 years of experience leading engineering, product management and design teams for several global technology companies.
Prior to Linktree, Islam was Vice President and Head of Engineering for Technical Teams at Atlassian, where he worked on products such as Jira Software, Bitbucket, Opsgenie and initiatives such as Jira Platform. Prior to that, he also held executive positions at Amazon Web Services, working on messaging and workflow products. With a tertiary background in computer science from Ryerson University in Toronto, Zak has also held several technical leadership roles in companies including Varicent Software and Infor. Zak continues to play a key role in the Australian tech startup ecosystem by helping founders advise and mentor scale challenges.
At Linktree, Islam’s role will focus on strengthening product and engineering teams globally and launching products into new verticals. He will also lead the strategy of technology platforms, partnerships and external relations and will play a critical role in operations and business development. As a member of the management team, Islam will add to the thought leadership, innovation and creativity of the Linktree brand.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Linktree and I look forward to working closely with Alex, Anthony and the team as the company continues to innovate, grow rapidly and change the game for creators. with its link in the organic solution and the growing suite of technologies. tools. I have always admired Linktree’s work from afar and look forward to working with a brand that has created its own category and with an impressive team made up of some of the best and brightest talent in the world, ”said Linktree CTO , Zak Islam.
Linktree is one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups with over 17 million users worldwide and over 150 employees in Melbourne, LA and around the world. The platform allows brands, artists, publishers, agencies, creators and small businesses to manage an online ecosystem, interact with their audiences and monetize their passions.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have someone of the caliber of Zak joining us at Linktree,” said Alex Zaccaria, CEO and Co-Founder of Linktree. “Over the past 12 months we have experienced tremendous growth, and adding Zak to our team will allow us to continue to create innovative solutions that have made Linktree the leading platform it is today. . Our journey has only just begun.
This appointment follows the announcement of the first acquisition of Songlink / Odesli by Linktree in August 2021, which saw founder Kurt Weiberth join the team as Linktree’s new CTO to lead its new feature products division. Music Link.