The largest international top-up provider for mobile phones, Ding, has today launched a significant growth and investment programme which will add up to another 50 people to its already sizable team of engineers, product specialist, R&D and digital marketing people worldwide.
Ding is headquartered in Dublin and has regional offices in Barcelona, Bucharest, Dhaka, Dubai, Miami, Paris and San Salvador. 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 countries.
As part of the investment programme, the company has hired Liam Keenan as Head of Online and Justin Van Dyke as Head of Experience. Keenan brings with him 10 years of experience in developing online businesses. 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.
Welcoming the new appointments, Chief Executive Officer at Ding, David Shackleton 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. 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."