Powa Technologies seeks top talent to match booming global demand
The company’s recruitment drive comes as the tech sector celebrates the strongest growth levels in almost a decade, and the high level of demand for PowaTag means that passionate leaders can expect to advance twice as quickly as in other organisations.
PowaTag is a new retail service that enables instant purchasing through mobile devices by simply scanning anything from a billboard, shop window, TV screen or a tangible product itself. The service attracted an investment of $96.7m, the largest Series A funding round ever achieved by a technology start-up, and has partnered with 240 global brands including Laura Ashley, Carrefour, Reebok, Casio and Fast Retail.
To meet the global demand for PowaTag, CEO and founder Dan Wagner has opened offices in 14 different countries and undertaken a drive to recruit the best talent around the world, so far attracting world class leaders from Yahoo, Microsoft, SAP, IBM, and Deloitte.
George Thaw joined the company as Channel CEO and Group COO, leaving his previous post as COO at SAP, while Chris Taplin, Powa’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Solution Engineering previously served as Head of Presales for the UK EMEA also from SAP.
Andy Muldoon, senior vice president, global head of client services, who has previously held leadership positions at Deloitte and ExactTarget (now part of Salesforce.com), explains the company’s draw for experienced business leaders:
“PowaTag is a truly revolutionary service that has the capability to transform how people shop, and we are working closely with a large number of the world’s leading brands on a daily basis,” he said. “This makes Powa an extremely exciting place to be right now, giving the company a strong sense of purpose and energy.
“The enormous potential faced by Powa also means we can offer a huge scope for personal progression and career advancement. Talented and passionate people can expect to advance twice as quickly with Powa compared with most organisations in the tech space.”
Other high-powered leaders at Powa include Mark Weyman, senior vice president for Channels and Go-To-Market development, and Martin Hucker, senior vice president and global head of channel sales, who also continue to be focussed on recruiting the best talent to ensure Powa reaches it potential.
Current Client Services positions Powa Technologies is seeking to fill include:
· Vice President, Account Management, US
· Associate Vice President, Account Management, DACH (Germany based)
· Associate Vice President, Account Management, Russia
· Group Account Director, Nordics (London or Stockholm based)
· Account Directors, Spain
· Account Directors, Italy
The company will also be recruiting for key senior positions in Asia later this year, including directors for China and Japan.