Former Global VP of Skrill and WorldPay joins as General Manager
Silicon Valley, San Francisco, 10th March 2016 – Betcade, the first dedicated app store for real money gaming on Android, today announces the appointment of Paul Barclay, former Global VP at WorldPay and Skrill, to its expanding executive team and the opening of its London office.
Paul Barclay joins the business as General Manager of Betcade Europe Ltd to lead payments and operations for the company in addition to heading up Betcade’s new London office. Paul brings a wealth of experience in both the payments and gambling sectors, coming to Betcade from payments service provider Skrill after the company’s successful sale to Optimal Payments (Paysafe PLC), where he was Global VP for the business from 2013. Previously, Paul was Global VP at WorldPay (RBS) for 15 years, where he was instrumental in initiating and developing its Global Regulated Sectors. Additionally, he steered WorldPay’s divestment from RBS to Advert & Bain in 2010 and has prior to that headed up sales and account management at TrustMarque (Payment Trust). His extensive payments background is further enhanced by 14 years spent at Barclaycard and Barclays Bank.
On his new appointment, Paul Barclay said “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, said “The General Manager in London is a cornerstone for this company’s ambitions. I believe it’s rare to find someone of 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.”
Launching in July 2016, Betcade is the first dedicated Android app store for the gaming industry and the premier destination for players to discover, download and manage the best gaming apps. Betcade provides a trusted and secure branded app store that makes it easy for operators to distribute and promote their real money gaming apps, and for players to discover, download and play all of the games they love. Once players install Betcade and download their favourite real-money apps, management, updates and deposits are seamless. Founded to create the first Android ecosystem specifically for gaming, Betcade’s executive team has deep roots in gaming and mobile industries. The company is privately held with offices in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and London.
About David Chang:
Founder and CEO David Chang was formerly CMO and Head of Industry Relations at Gamblit Gaming, and previously founded two mobile games companies, both of which are still active today: Gamiker Inc and OnNet Europe GmbH.
David has had extensive, successful experience launching and scaling companies in the games and gaming industries both in the US and worldwide and is known in both industries as an expert in online games, real money gaming content and technology, regulatory issues, and payment models. He is also an active member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.