Mobile payment solutions provider PM Connect has appointed Andrew Robins as its Chief Technology Officer.
The appointment is the latest in a series of hires that has seen headcount increase by 48 per cent over the past year.
With 16-years’ industry experience, Robins joins the firm in September from sports gaming business Inspired Entertainment.
He will lead the specialist development team in designing, creating and maintaining mobile subscription services for global brands – opening up new revenue streams by making lifestyle and sport content, tickets, videos and news articles available to purchase through customers’ phone bills.
“Andrew is the perfect fit for the CTO role at PM Connect, combining years of impressive industry experience with a rigorous, passionate approach. He excels across the development, production and commercial aspects of creating mobile products and services,” said James Macfarlane, Group CEO at PM Connect, commented.
“Andrew joins us at an exciting time, as we set our sights on further expansion into global territories. Following recent launches across Africa and the Middle East, we are set to continue to expand in line with our ambitious global strategy – with plans to double the number of territories we operate in by 2020.
The firm, which counts global sports brands WWE and NBA among its clients, has more than doubled its office space from 2700 sq ft to 6,700 sq ft and recruited 25 people in last 12 months.
Alongside Robins, new appointments at PM Connect include a new head of marketing, commercial manager, and PM Connect’s first ‘head of people’, to manage the HR strategy in line with the firm’s continued growth plans.
The firm has also seen substantial recent growth in the development team and in customer service staff.
“It’s exciting to be joining PM Connect at such a crucial point in the company’s upward trajectory, as it establishes itself as an industry-leader – both in the UK and internationally,” said Robins.
“I’m driven to further enhance our tech output – with solutions grounded in security, scalability and reliability, particularly as the mobile payments industry grows and inevitably becomes more regulated.”
This firm recently expanded into Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific territories.