Ding, the largest international top-up provider for mobile phones, is pleased to announce it has hired Liam Keenan as Head of Online, and Justin Van Dyke, as Head of Experience. These are the latest in a string of high calibre hires for Ding as part of a significant growth and investment programme, which the company has earmarked for 2018.
As part of the programme, Ding is aiming to add up to another 50 people to its already sizable team of engineers, product specialist, R&D and digital marketing people worldwide.
Keenan brings with him 10 years of experience in developing online businesses, with a goal of helping Ding to build the world’s best top-up experience. Prior to joining Ding, Liam worked in a variety of sales, strategy and operations roles at Google in EMEA and APAC and more recently worked as General Manager at Deliveroo, scaling out their operations in the UK & leading their Irish business.
Van Dyke, joins from Ancestry.com where he was a design lead, and at Ding will be responsible for managing the user experience and the brand team. As head of Experience, he will be charged with leading Ding’s ambition goal of putting the user firmly at the center of everything the company does, which is part of Ding’s 2020 business strategy.
Commenting on the appointments, David Shackleton, Chief Executive Officer at Ding said: “Talented people are at the core of the success of our business, enabling us to offer our user a best in class service, at what is a new phase of growth for our company – connecting over four billion phones.”
He added: “We are delighted to be in the position to invest in people like Liam and Justin, to help us to continuously enhance the user experience, while developing world leading technology, and building our revolutionary infrastructure in-house.”
Both individuals, will be based in Ding’s Dublin headquarters, where they will work closely with designers, product developers and the marketing team to help propel the business forward, while bringing first class user experiences into the hands of millions of Ding users worldwide.
Liam is an Alumnus of Trinity College, where he holds a BA and MA in Management
Science and Information Systems Studies, IT.
Justin has a Bachelors in Science in Computer Graphics/Interactive Media from the
University of Dubuque, Iowa, United States. He is a member of Dublin UX and
Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
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Notes to editors:
Ding is the number one international top-up provider for mobile phone users. The
company delivers a top-up every second, or 200,000+ transactions every day,
helping families and friends around the world to stay connected. Today Ding
connects over four billion phones through 400+ operators in more than 130
Top-ups can be sent with our app, online at Ding.com and in-store at over 600,000
retail outlets worldwide. Ding has been keeping people connected since 2006, when
we launched the first-ever service of its kind to help people send top-ups to their
loved ones back home.
Ding is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and has regional offices in Barcelona,
Bucharest, Dhaka, Dubai, Miami, Paris and San Salvador. Our culturally diverse
team of more than 200 people reflects our commitment to delivering cutting-edge,
potentially life-changing technology to developed and emerging markets alike.