Linktree taps Atlassian for new CTO

Linktree, a freemium social media reference landing page, headquartered in Melbourne and Sydney, has appointed Zak Islam to join the company as chief technology officer.

Islam brings to the executive team over 15 years of experience in leading engineering, product management and design teams for several global technology companies.

Linktree, CTO, Zak Islam

Prior to Linktree, Islam was vice president and head of engineering for Tech Teams at Atlassian, where he worked on products such as Jira Software, Bitbucket, Opsgenie and initiatives such as Jira Platform. He also held leadership positions at Amazon Web Services before that, working on Messaging and Workflow products.

At Linktree, Islam’s role will focus on further building out the product and engineering teams globally and launching products across new verticals. He will also lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships and serve an integral role in operations and business development. As part of the executive team, Islam will add to the thought leadership, innovation and creativity of the Linktree brand.

Islam commented on his new role: “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 bio solution and growing suite of tech tools. I’ve always admired the work of Linktree 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 across the globe.”

Linktree is one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups with more than 17 million users globally and over 150 employees across Melbourne, LA and around the world. It was founded by brothers Alex and Anthony Zaccaria and Nick Humphreys in 2016.

The platform enables brands, artists, publishers, agencies, creators and small businesses to curate an online ecosystem, engage with their audiences and monetise their passions.

This appointment follows the news of Linktree’s first acquisition of Songlink/Odesli in August 2021, which saw the founder Kurt Weiberth join the team as Linktree’s new technical lead to head up its newly launched Music Link feature product division.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have someone of Islam’s calibre joining us at Linktree,” said CEO and co-founder Alex Zaccaria.

“Over the past 12 months we’ve experienced tremendous growth, and Zak’s addition to our team will enable us to continue creating innovative solutions that made Linktree the leading platform it is today. Our journey has only just begun.”


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