We believe in carrier commerce
Boku is already the largest independent carrier commerce company in the world. Our platform is used in all the leading digital marketplaces including Google Play Store, Sony PlayStation Store, Microsoft Windows Store, Facebook App Center, and Spotify. As the company actively expands beyond payments, Boku aims to turn its operator network into the most widely used solution for acquiring, activating, and monetizing customers through their mobile phones.
Our team strives to push the future of mobile commerce by partnering with carriers globally, ushering in a new era of mobile-enhanced marketing and 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, Barclays, American Express, and Intuit.
Mike Cahill, Chief Operating 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.
Adam Lee, Chief Revenue 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.
Stuart Neal, Chief Financial Officer
Prior to re-joining Boku in 2017, Stuart was advising new technology ventures, bringing to market cutting edge technology in AI Machine Learning, Crypto Currency and Blockchain. Previously, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Vocalink Zapp (acquired by Mastercard), building distribution channels and creating merchant demand for their Pay by Bank App product. Stuart was also Commercial Director at Barclaycard, Europe’s second largest card acquirer, where he oversaw the roll out of contactless payments across the UK market. He has held senior Commercial and Finance positions within a number of blue chip corporations including GlaxoSmithKline, Worldcom and Virgin Media. Stuart was previously CFO at Boku between 2012 and 2014.
Board of Directors
Mark Britto, Chairman
With over 20 years as an entrepreneur, sales and financial services executive, Mark Britto serves as Boku’s Executive Chairman. Mark founded 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. Mark currently serves as SVP and GM of Global Credit for PayPal.
Jon Prideaux, Chief Executive Officer
Jon has nearly a quarter of century of payments 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.
Dr Richard Hargreaves, Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard co-founded Endeavour Ventures in 2006 and has been investing and advising companies for over 30 years. He began his career at 3i plc where he spent ten years before starting Baronsmead and launched one of the first VCTs – Baronsmead VCT. He sold this to Friends Ivory & Sime plc in 1995 (it later became ISIS Equity Partners). Richard was MD of their unquoted investment business at that time which had £180m funds under management.
Richard is a former chairman of the British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA). He has significant experience as a non- executive director on both public and private company boards. Harriman House published his latest book called “How to become a business angel” in 2013 which encapsulates his experience of angel investing in smaller growth companies. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has an MSc and PhD from Imperial College, London and is a confident French speaker. Mr Hargreaves is the Chairman of Boku’s Remuneration Committee
Clint Smith, Non Executive Director.
Clint Smith is currently the General Counsel at Datastax, a San Mateo, California-based technology company. Mr Smith previously has headed the legal departments at UUNET, Macromedia and TrialPay, where he played a key role in its sale to Visa. He also served as general counsel at open source database provider MySQL AB where he helped lead the company through its $1B acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Mr Smith is currently Chairman of Boku’s Audit committee and will serve until April 2018, when he will hand over his Audit Committee Chair responsibilities to Mr Butcher.
Paul McGuire, Non-Executive Director
Paul is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in telecoms, mobile and financial services. He is currently CEO and co-founder of VentureCloud, a Corporate Innovation platform business. Paul joined the Boku Board in 2009 after his previous company, Paymo, Inc. a mobile payments business, was acquired by Boku. Paul subsequently ran worldwide business development for Boku from 2009 until 2011. Prior to Paymo, Paul was co-founder and COO of mBlox, one of the pioneers of mobile messaging, building a global business active in over 50 countries. mBlox was acquired by CLX Communications. Paul previously worked with management consultants Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He has an MBA from INSEAD in France, and an Engineering degree from Cambridge University.