Seek’s Sarah Macartney joins Vend as director of marketing

Sarah Macartney has joined Vend, a cloud-based point of sale software provider for retail companies, as director of marketing.

Most recently, Macartney was head of corporate affairs at Seek, at which she spent a total of eight years. Before her stint at the jobseeker site, she served as national marketing manager at Maxxia.

At Vend, Macartney will lead the brand’s global communications across the USA, UK, and Australia, reporting to founder Vaughan Fergusson.

“Sarah Macartney is coming on board at a crucial stage for the business as we look to double down on growth in our key markets – USA, UK and Australia, and cement our position as the vendor of choice for retailers looking for cloud-based retail solutions to grow their business,” Ferguson said.

“It’s not only a crucial time for the business, but a crucial time for the industry, too, as retailers adapt to the new retail spring. Sarah’s appointment enhances our ability to support these retailers so they can focus on doing the important things as they adapt to the post-COVID retail environment.”

Macartney will also support the company’s push into categories including fashion and apparel, sporting goods, and homewares, oversee its strategic partner program, and work on initiatives with partners including Afterpay, Xero, Tyro, Google, and Apple.

“I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the growth story of Vend,” she said of her new role.

“Working alongside highly motivated and talented people with a market-leading proposition is a really exciting opportunity. The independent retail sector is such an important contributor to creating the bustling high streets we all love to shop in and I can’t wait to see Australia’s retailers adapt and thrive.”


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