Boku, a direct carrier billing mobile payments company, has ankled Gillian Davies as Chief Financial Officer.
Ms Davies joins Boku from Banner Managed Communication, part of Adare Group, where she served as interim Finance Director.
Prior to this role, Ms Davies spent 11 years as Group Finance Director of London listed 4imprint Group plc, the leading international direct marketer of promotional products.
During her tenure at 4imprint, the company saw significant organic growth and a more than six fold increase in share price.
Jon Prideaux, CEO of Boku, was an early Visa Europe employee and key contributor to its growth, leaving in 2006 as EVP Marketing. He started Visa Europe’s e-commerce 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 e-commerce software platform.
Boku is integrated with hundreds of mobile operators all over the world. Its bank-grade payments technology allows consumers to charge purchases to their mobile phone bill.
Boku partners with global merchants including Facebook, Sony, Spotify, Riot Games, and many more. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Boku is funded by leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and NEA.
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