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.
The PayPhone 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.
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.
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.
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.