PM Connect promotes Christopher Purdie and hires three industry heavyweights

PM Connect Content and carrier billing company, PM Connect, has beefed up its commercial team through the appointment of three senior hires – to be led by newly-promoted Chief Commercial Officer, Christopher Purdie.

In his four years at the firm, Purdie has presided over a period of expansion in key markets, with PM Connect now processing over 10 million direct carrier billing (DCB) payments per month, reaching over 680M consumers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Joining his team are three new Vice Presidents:

Roger Davies, who joins the business as Senior Vice President, is a highly experienced technology leader will oversee sales, business development and carrier partnerships in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. Roger has held senior roles at Syntonic, BT, Real Networks and Infospace.

Deon Pinetown joins PM Connect from South Africa as Vice President of the Africa region, with a background in financial services for Vodacom.

Sébastien Givry joins following roles at Docomo Digital and Gameloft, and is to lead the French, Belgian and Francophone African region from PM Connect’s newly-opened office in Paris.

PM Connect specialises in connecting brands to new audiences via mobile operator partnerships in both developed and emerging markets, driving revenue from consumers paying for premium OTT services using their mobile phone. The company’s commercial model is built on partnerships with global household name brands such as the NBA and WWE, and mobile operator groups including Vodafone, Orange and MTN.

PM ConnectIn my new role as Chief Commercial Officer I am extremely excited to bring Roger, Deon and Sébastien into the fold, each with formidable networks and unmatched industry expertise to really push the business forward in both mature and developing markets. As the team continues to expand, we are even more relentless in our mission to forge partnerships between brands and mobile operators across the globe, enabling those we work with to unlock the full potential of the mobile opportunity.

Christopher Purdie, Chief Commercial Officer at PM Connect