Todd Forest has joined mobile payments start up Clipp.
Mr Forest has worked with Nike as a product manager before joining AOL in the US as VP of its media networks where he managed Netscape.com and AIM. In 2006, he joined innovative job site, Jobfox as CMO.
After moving to Australia, Mr Forest became the director of content and audience experience at nineMSN. He managed MSN across the APAC region including ANZ, Korea, and SE Asia and was responsible for launching the Bing Apps with more than 50 media partnerships.
Mr Forest said he is excited to join Clipp as the mobile payments space is beginning to heat up in Australia.
Clipp is at the forefront of the industry in Australia, proven by the rapid uptake of their proprietary technology in the last six months alone.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be appointed the CEO of Clipp. I look forward to working with Greg and the rest of the Clipp team to cement our position as Australia’s go-to mobile payments solution.
“2014 has been an incredible year for Clipp and we’re looking to continue that momentum right through to next year with some product updates and other big news which I can’t wait to share with you all.”
Co-founder Greg Taylor will continue in his role as chairman and welcomed Mr Forest to the company saying he has the right skills to drive the business forward.
“Aside from being one of the best digital executives, Todd is incredibly passionate about start-ups and I can’t wait to work closely with him to take Clipp to the next level."
“I look forward to continuing my heavy involvement in the product and strategic partnership side of Clipp’s continued growth,” Mr Taylor said.