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, American Express, 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.
Adam Lee Chief Product Officer
Adam has been developing new products and services for startup ventures for over 15 years. At Boku, Adam leads product, design, and marketing, charged with finding innovative new applications for the 4B+ mobile phones the Boku platform is currently connected to. Before joining Boku, Adam was at Intuit where he launched the world's first consumer medical wallet used to understand, manage, and pay for healthcare expenses, distributed by two of the largest US healthcare networks, UnitedHealthcare and CIGNA. Prior to Intuit, Adam had also worked for two major industry backed B2B platform companies, Neoforma and more notably GlobalNetXchange 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.
Mike Cahill Chief Technology Officer
Mike joined Boku from American Express where he served as VP of Mobile Engineering and where he managed both national and international engineering teams. In that role, Mike was responsible for American Express’ app development and company-wide mobile application and mobile payment frameworks, as well as projects ranging from the implementation of Apple Pay to the development of several mobile applications. Prior to American Express Mike was Boku’s VP of Engineering for four years where he led multiple engineering teams in the development of Boku’s industry leading mobile payment platform. He returned to Boku as CTO in 2014 to lead Boku’s engineering and technical operations across the globe. Prior to joining Boku, Mike held senior engineering roles at companies including Sepialine, Wakesoft, Autodesk, Buzzsaw.com, and Synon.
Ingo Lippert Chief Business Officer
Ingo is a pioneer in direct carrier billing and brings significant business strategy and execution expertise to Boku. He joins Boku after 14 years as the CEO and co-founder of MindMatics AG. While at MindMatics AG, Ingo created and successfully developed several businesses spanning Mobile Marketing, Mobile Messaging, Mobile Content and Mobile Payments. Prior to founding MindMatics AG, he worked as Project Manager for the management consulting company Roland Berger & Partners, where he executed e-commerce and m-commerce strategies for leading players in the telecommunication and retail sectors.
Christian Hinrichs Chief Financial Officer
Christian has more than 14 years of experience in direct carrier billing and leads finance, accounting, controlling and investor relations at Boku. He was a co-founder MindMatics AG. While there, Christian created and successfully developed several businesses spanning Mobile Marketing, Mobile Messaging, Mobile Content and Mobile Payments. Prior to MindMatics AG, Christian worked as Project Manager for management consulting company Roland Berger & Partners. Additionally he has a wealth of experience in the banking sector with companies such as Bremer Landesbank, Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and Delbrück&Co., Privatbankiers.
Aura Motiska Chief Operations Officer
Aura brings over 15 years telecommunications and mobile experience managing resources to allow organizations to achieve their strategic operational goals. She oversees merchant, consumer & carrier operations at Boku. Prior to assuming her current role, she was responsible for mBlox's launch of SMS in the US market, later spearheading programs to sharpen operational performance and global standardization across the firm. Earlier, Aura managed operator integrations, service delivery and special M&A projects for the facilities based local exchange voice and data provider, Advanced Telcom Group.
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.