Following a global search, Bango today announces the appointment of David Keeling as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly created senior management role, David is responsible for service delivery, global operations and account management.
The COO is a key hire as Bango continues to acquire major customers for its mobile payments and analytics technology. In just the last 20 months, Bango has tripled the number of mobile users reached through its direct mobile operator billing, to more than one billion mobile phone users, and has signed agreements with Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, MasterCard and others.
With rapidly increasing demand for Bango’s technology and services, the company is increasing its investment in operational expertise. In hiring David Keeling, Bango has gained a distinguished operations leader. He brings a fifteen year career in service delivery to the company, with particular success in fast-growth technology companies, most recently at mobile messaging leader Acision. This role culminated in five years leading its global customer service and professional services organization, enabling 300 clients to serve over one and a half billion customers in 135 countries. In these roles he has built extensive ties to mobile network operators around the world.
Ray Anderson, Bango CEO said “I am delighted to welcome David to the team at this very exciting stage of Bango’s development as a business. Over the last two years Bango’s market leading solution has become the platform of choice for some of the world’s largest app stores, content providers and mobile brands. The appointment of a COO, a newly created position, will strengthen Bango’s capability to consistently deliver the high levels of service expected by our customers and partners as the business continues to grow, transaction volumes increase and we continue to innovate with our products. It will also assist Bango to commercialize further opportunities that are now arising”.
As COO, David will be providing leadership, direction and policy guidance to the proven operations, security and customer service teams, aligning them to the demands of all Bango customers.
Commenting on the new role, David Keeling said “it’s exciting to be joining the leader in this fast-growing digital market. The market opportunity is huge, and with the partnerships that Bango has in place today, I’m joining at just the right time to help drive the next growth phase”.