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.
Board of Directors
With over 20 years as an entrepreneur, sales and financial services executive, Mark Britto is currently the Chief Revenue Officer at PayPal. He also serves as Boku’s Non-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.
Chief Executive Officer
Jon has more than 25 years 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Keith has had considerable experience as a listed company CFO and of online payments businesses. His experience includes six years as CFO of AIM quoted online payments company DataCash Group plc during its period of rapid growth and ultimate sale to MasterCard. More recently, he was CFO of LSE listed payments company Paysafe Group plc (formerly Optimal Payments plc), which grew its market capitalisation from £40 million to £2 billion during his tenure, through a combination of organic growth and a number of acquisitions including the €1.1 billion acquisition of Skrill. Until his appointment as CFO, Keith was an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Boku’s Audit Committee from Boku’s admission to AIM in 2017. Keith was awarded Finance Director of the Year at the Quoted Company Alliance Awards (QCA) 2014.
Dr Richard Lawrence 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 £180 million 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.
He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has an MSc and PhD from Imperial College, London. Mr Hargreaves is the Chairman of Boku’s Remuneration Committee.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Stewart has over 30 years of experience in payments, banking and technology, across both start-ups and institutional employers and is a recognised payments industry expert in both the traditional and emerging payments space, as well as the mobile application sector. Stewart had previous roles as Global Director of Innovation for Barclaycard and Head of International – Merchant Services for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. More recently, Stewart was CFO and then Executive Vice President of iZettle AB and was a key member of the team that agreed the sale of iZettle to PayPal in May 2018 for US$2.2 billion. Mr Roberts is the Chairman of Boku’s Audit Committee.
Chief Product Officer
Adam has been developing new products and services for startup ventures for over 20 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.
Chief Business Officer - Payments
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in mobile, digital and fintech services and is a leading member of the team that has brought the biggest digital brands to carrier billing: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Sony PlayStation, Google, Netflix and Microsoft.
He played a critical role in building Boku’s market-leading carrier billing network of nearly 200 carriers, and as Chief Business Officer – Payments, has direct responsibility for Boku’s Worldwide mobile payments business. This includes the deployment of new mobile Alternative Payment Types onto the Boku platform, such as digital eWallets and mobile banking Apps.
Michael (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.
Chief Business Officer - Identity
Stuart was CFO of Boku from June 2017 to October 2019 before moving into the new role as Chief Business 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.