Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:27

Monoova appoints Tyson Hackwood as Head of Growth

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Sydney-based payments provider Monoova has appointed former Braintree executive Tyson Hackwood as Head of Growth as part of its move to support the firm’s expanding capabilities in the Australian payments market.

Hackwood joins Monoova from Braintree, a PayPal service, where he was the Head of Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

Hackwood has over 15 years’ experience in the payments and technology sector, and has held senior positions with global payments provider PayPal and Vodafone.

At Monoova, Hackwood will be responsible for promoting the adoption of new, automated payment technologies to support the scalability of Australian companies. Monoova’s existing client base includes Supay, DiviPay, ManagedAPP and ASX-listed firm Splitit.

Monoova CEO, Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tyson to the Monoova team. The depth of his experience, both domestically and internationally, will add further energy to the momentum we have been building in the last few months.”

He said since launch, Monoova has processed transactions to a total value of approximately $2 billion, with strong growth of 42% experienced in the December quarter of 2019.
Commenting on his appointment, Hackwood said he was excited to be joining Monoova “at such a pivotal time”.

“I have always been passionate about helping Australian businesses grow and scale and see great synergies between Monoova’s own success story and the innovative companies we are supporting.”

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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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