Paul Barclay the former VP of international payment providers WorldPay and Skrill, has joined Pasadena (California) based start-up Betcade, the company launching the first dedicated Android app store for real money gaming apps.
Betcade informed the media that Barclay would take the leadership position of General Manager of Betcade Europe. Barclay will now lead international commercial and growth initiatives for the start-up founded by former Gamblit Gaming CMO David Chang.
The ambitious start-up aims to become the leading marketplace for ‘real-money’ gaming apps by simplifying the installation process of betting services for restricted Android users.
Betcade management was pleased to announce the appointment of Barclay, stating that his commercial experience gained at WorldPay and Skrill would add value to its operations.
On his new appointment, Paul Barclay commented “I started working with online payments when this thing called the internet came along. No one really new what they were doing, and we had to build out the businesses by trial and error. 20 years on, the boundaries and possibilities of mobile/internet payment are continually changing and evolving. Why? Because of the consumer. I wanted to join Betcade because they are delivering a solution, driven by consumer demand.”
Betcade CEO, David Chang, welcomed the appointment of Barclay adding
“The General Manager in London is a cornerstone for this company’s ambitions. I believe it’s rare to find someone with Paul’s knowledge and time spent in the industry that still thinks creatively about solutions and looks at issues from different perspectives. He has spent a lot of energy challenging our assumptions, and I think it should signal to the industry that what he discovered was attractive enough to want to be a part of. We welcome Paul’s enthusiasm to the team which helps us as a startup to define the right culture and tone for the company.”