Payfone appoints Matthew Tucker as chief operating officer


Payfone, a mobile payment processing service backed by
American Express and Verizon, announced the appointment of veteran growth-stage
company executive Matthew Tucker to the position of chief operating officer.
Tucker will drive the company’s global expansion and mobile payments adoption


was most recently the president of Recyclebank, the Wall Street Journal’s 2011
number four-ranked “Next Big Thing” venture-backed company.


Tucker brings to Payfone significant
background in leveraging global relationships to successfully build and scale
growth stage companies. Prior to Recyclebank, Tucker was CEO of Rely Software,
and the first head of sales and marketing at Web-based banking pioneer


“Matt is an ideal addition to the Payfone team,
bringing onboard an impressive track record and a wealth of experience that
will support us in aggressively scaling our business operations globally,”
said Rodger Desai, co-founder and CEO, Payfone.


“As a leader in driving mobile payments adoption
through its innovative service, Payfone offers a win-win-win proposition for
merchants, operators and financial institutions,” said Tucker.


“I look forward to working with the team to
create new opportunities for our partners and to grow Payfone’s global
presence. We won’t settle for anything less than building a world class
organization that its partners can rely on for operational excellence, global
reach and insight,” Tucker added.


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