Jon Birt and Jason Cooling join Zapper, both have over 25 years of experience
June 2, 2016: Zapper, a global data insights and mobile payment platform, appointed Jon Birt as its retail sales director. Birt has over 25 years of retail account management experience. He specialises in managing the convenience and symbol group sectors, which over the last few years also included a number of Tier 1 high-street retailers.
Having worked previously for BAT and more recently Payzone and InComm-Europe, Birt joins the Zapper team at what is undoubtedly a very pivotal juncture with both a product and subsequent service which will dramatically enhance the day-to-day operation within this rapidly developing retail sector.
Working alongside Birt will be Jason Cooling, who also has over 25 years retail experience, in both the UK and Ireland, and he joins the team as retail commercial director. Cooling previously worked closely with many famous household names such as; Amazon, Argos, Tesco and Sainsbury, and also has great experience in other sectors including, video gaming and tobacco. Colling will be looking to launch the Zapper solution into the retail sector and create many opportunities for this ubiquitous product.
Cooling comments, “I understand being a retailer requires an extraordinary amount of skill. You have many hats to wear and must know when to wear which in order to be successful. From serving customers and managing employees to stocking new inventory, the job as a retailer is never done and there is always room for improvement. Zapper offers the necessary tools, resources and support retailers need to transform businesses to the future mobile payment age.”