Boku was born out of a desire to create a frictionless payment system allowing a mobile phone number to be used as a safe and secure payment instrument. In 2009, we partnered with mobile operators around the world to enable their subscribers to purchase virtual goods simply using their mobile number. We've grown to become the leading global mobile payments network servicing 68 countries through more than 250 carrier partners, connected to merchants such as Facebook, EA, Sony, Spotify, Lookout, and Riot Games.
Our team strives to push the future of payments by partnering with carriers globally, ushering in a new era of mobile-enhanced payments.
Our management team consists of serial entrepreneurs with expertise in web, mobile, and financial services. They have held executive roles for Amazon, AT&T, Visa, Bank of America, and Intuit.
Mark Britto Executive Chairman
With over 20 years as an entrepreneur, sales and financial services executive, Mark Britto serves as Boku's Executive Chairman. Mark joins Boku after six years as the CEO of Ingenio, a service marketplace and performance advertising company, which he led to a 2007 acquisition by AT&T. Prior to Ingenio, Mark spent 4 years as SVP of worldwide services and sales at Amazon.com. Mark’s first start-up, Accept.com, was bought by Amazon.com in 1999 and served as the primary backbone of Amazon’s global payments platform. Mark began his career in senior credit and risk management roles at leading national banks FirstUSA and Bank of America.
Jon Prideaux CEO
Jon is a payments guy with nearly a quarter of century of experience. He was an early Visa Europe employee and key contributor to its growth, leaving in 2006 as EVP Marketing. He started Visa Europe’s ecommerce division, was the lead executive on the introduction of Chip and PIN technology and oversaw product launches such as Visa Electron and V PAY. He served on the Board of EMVCo, was the Chairman of the Compliance Committee and was a member of Visa’s Global Product and Brand Councils. Since leaving Visa in 2006, Jon served as Deputy CEO for SecureTrading, where he doubled transaction numbers and quadrupled profitability. He then led a management buy in at Shopcreator, the ecommerce software platform; he will remain as their Chairman while serving as Boku's CEO.
Adam Lee Chief Product Officer
Adam has been developing online solutions for businesses and consumers for nearly 15 years. Before joining Boku, Adam was responsible for launching Intuit’s first online healthcare payment solution for two of the largest healthcare organizations in the US, UnitedHealthcare and CIGNA and began testing the idea behind payment linked marketing. Prior to Intuit, Adam had also worked for two major industry consortium backed B2B platform companies, Neoforma and more notably Globalnetxchange (ultimately merging with Worldwide Retail Exchange to form Agentrics) where he developed technology and services to drive better supply chain performance between companies around the world including Carrefour, Sears, Sainsburys, Metro AG, Karstadt Quelle, Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, and Diageo.
Rohan Marr SVP, Engineering and Operations
Rohan brings fifteen years of experience architecting and developing high volume and highly available web systems and infrastructures. Prior to joining Boku, Rohan was an early employee at Livescribe – developer of “smart pen” consumer electronics devices – where he was responsible for building and managing the company’s web engineering teams, and designing its web services. Previously, he was involved in the Finance sector developing simulated Mutual fund trading systems.
Stuart Neal CFO
Stuart joined Boku in 2011 from Barclaycard where he was responsible for growing their merchant acquiring division, the second largest in Europe. He is a prominent figure in the European payments market, with specific expertise in deploying innovative payment solutions, such as the roll out of NFC capability in the UK. Prior to Barclaycard, Stuart held senior Commercial and Finance positions within a number of blue chip corporations including GlaxoSmithKline and Virgin Media (formerly NTL). Stuart is an Economics graduate and an ACMA qualified Finance professional.
Javier Martell General Counsel
Javier has been providing legal counsel to technology companies for twenty years. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, he began his career at Pillsbury Madison and Sutro in San Francisco providing securities and intellectual property advice to many of the firm’s technology start-ups. After a brief stint with the FDIC San Francisco Regional Office, he joined Fair, Isaac and Company, Inc. (FICO), where he served as vice president and deputy general counsel responsible for the company’s legal department. The entrepreneurial spirit then drove him to co-found RedSpark, an Autodesk spin-off providing software solutions to manufacturing companies. Later Javier joined Autodesk, serving as division counsel for the Media and Entertainment Solutions and Location Based Services divisions. Most recently he has worked as general counsel for a number of technology start-ups including Ligos Corporation, BlackArrow, Berkeley Communications Corporation and mFoundry. Javier’s expertise is wide ranging but his key areas of focus are intellectual property rights, corporate matters, employment and labor, privacy, bank regulatory and strategic transactions.