ABOUT US

Mobile point of sale technology engineered by the world’s best.

        PayPhone’s founder and engineering team are former Google employees who wanted to bring the expertise of Google’s tech and analytics capabilities to the hospitality industry. We’ve always loved the hospitality space and recognized the need for a holistic and cutting-edge approach to venue management and customer experience, especially at a time when
the industry as a whole is struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic.

       The name ‘PayPhone’ is our nod to Richard Branson’s ability to redefine a word, like ‘Virgin’. It also reflects our ultimate goal of facilitating payments from phones anywhere at any time. We are proud to be registered as a B Corporation and are committed to having a positive and sustainable impact on our community, customers, and the environment.

Team

It takes a passionate and talented team to revolutionise mobile point of sale technology. Our leaders are all former Google employees and each brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the table.

CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY
CEO

Christopher is PayPhone’s CEO, founder and strategy and sales lead. Prior to founding PayPhone in 2014, he was the content partnerships manager at Google, responsible for movie content on Google Play throughout the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics & Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Bond University, where he also sits on the board of directors as the alumni representative. His entrepreneurial spirit has earned him scholarships from Uber, The Richard Branson School of Entrepreneurship and Bond University.

SEAN MONTGOMERY
LEAD ENGINEER

Sean Montgomery is PayPhone’s lead engineer and a Silicon Valley veteran with more than 17 years of experience. Upon completing his studies in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Santa Barbara, Sean was determined to have an impact in the tech sector by building useful and much-needed online products.

His first major project was developing GoToMyPC, revolutionary web-based remote access technology which was later acquired by Citrix Online. Sean then joined Google as the technical lead on Google Photos, taking responsibility for revamping the product through distributed server architecture, bleeding-edge website optimizations, and scalability across thousands of servers. He’s a recognized Silicon Valley superstar and we love having him on our team.

PRAKASH CHANDRAN
HEAD OF DESIGN & UX

Prakash brings 16 years of design experience to PayPhone, having designed and contributed to some of the most impactful products on the web today. His first career breakthrough came as a co-visual designer for the photo application Picassa, where he transformed the world of photo organization by introducing speed and simplicity.

Following Google’s acquisition of Picassa, Prakash was appointed the lead design engineer or Google Calendar. This position saw Prakash completely reshape the way people plan and manage their lives. Upon completion of the Google Calendar project, Prakash was promoted to leading Google’s International Enterprise team of researchers and designers. This role saw him shape the design vision of what has become the Google Apps for Business product.

BOARD

Our Board of Directors is determined to see the hospitality sector recover from the challenges of Covid-19. We are committed to the leading role PayPhone can play in this recovery.

CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY
Director, Chairperson

Christopher is the CEO, founder and chairperson of PayPhone as well as the head of sales and strategy. Prior to founding PayPhone in 2014, Christopher worked as the content partnerships manager at Google, managing movie content on Google Play across the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics & Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Bond University, where he also sits on the Board of Directors as the alumni representative. His entrepreneurial spirit has earned him scholarships from Uber, The Richard Branson School of Entrepreneurship and Bond University.

JOHN MABBOT
Independent Non-Executive Director

As the head of enterprise security and fraud at Vanguard, John is responsible for protecting $6.2 trillion in managed assets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle and is recognized as a global leader in cybersecurity, specializing in online financial security. He brings a wealth of experience to PayPhone, particularly in ensuring both venue operators and their customers are always protected.

MARGARET WALLER
Independent Non-Executive Director

Margaret is a mentor to a small pool of Australian technology gurus, each of whom have gone on to achieve enormous success under her guidance. She is the founder of Pareto, a global financial management firm with $25 billion in funds under management, and brings a global perspective to PayPhone. One of the world’s great leaders in the finance sector, Margaret has an intense passion for technology and bold ambitions when it comes to PayPhone’s future.