Bango announces that Robert Payne has joined its executive team as Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Rob brings over 25 years’ experience, most recently at Danal Inc., which became the leading carrier billing provider in the US market and a leader in digital identity technology. He will be based in Bango’s expanded Silicon Valley office in San Jose, CA.
Robert Payne joins Bango to develop US partnerships from new Silicon Valley office
The world’s leading digital stores are using or evaluating the Bango Payment Platform to provide carrier billing and other alternative payments to their customers. Rob brings his extensive experience to Bango, working with the largest West Coast technology businesses, ensuring that Bango remains focused on delivering technology to maximize both their own, and their partners’ success in the years to come.
Rob Payne said: “Bango is the global leader in mobile payments and the Bango Payment Platform is truly differentiated, outperforming any other offering in the market. Having worked closely with Ray and the Bango team as partners with Danal Inc. and, subsequently, following the Bango acquisition of the BilltoMobile carrier billing services from Danal, I am thrilled to join the Bango team to help make our strategic partners – and anybody selling digital content and services to mobile users – more successful.”
Rob brings a wealth of mobile and financial experience to Bango in addition to his five years at Danal. Before joining Danal Inc. in 2011, Rob consulted for Boku Inc. and held executive roles at Element Capital, social networking pioneer Buzzlogic, Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ: SIVB), and Wells Fargo Securities (formerly EVEREN Securities). He began his career at Ernst & Young (now EY).
The new Bango San Jose office is ideally located in proximity to the world’s leading internet businesses. Increased Bango presence in Silicon Valley will enable even closer collaboration with strategic partners, further expanding Bango’s global footprint.
Bango CEO Ray Anderson said: “The global mobile payments opportunity with West Coast-based digital stores is immense. We are committed to expanding the use of Bango technology by the leading digital stores. This expansion in Silicon Valley will enable us to work more closely with these partners to achieve their global monetization goals. We are delighted to have Rob lead our West Coast strategic partnering efforts. His extensive knowledge of mobile payments and experience working with major digital stores will enable Bango to develop new relationships with the global leaders.”
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