Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Chris is the founder and CEO of Youtap. Chris has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activity, including the IPO of Telemedia Limited. Chris has been the CEO of Argent Networks a developer and marketer of billing and value added services (VAS) solutions.
Chris has previously served on the boards of Phitek Ltd, Pioneer Capital Ltd, Invest Wales, and as an advisor to ICE House and the University of Auckland. Chris is also the Government of Botswana’s Honorary Consul General to New Zealand and Chairman of the New Zealand Africa Business Council.
EVP Marketing and Operations
With more than 20 years experience in the telecom and financial services industries, Peter's core responsibilities include leading the development and execution of marketing and communications strategies to support the growth of Youtap's solutions in the global market and the day to day operations of the company. Prior to joining Youtap, Peter has held various senior marketing roles and has consulted and worked for a number of service providers globally, including Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom NZ, Cable and Wireless and Virgin Mobile.
DR MICHAEL JOHNSTON
Chief Technology Officer
A doctor of nuclear physics from Manchester University with over 20 years experience in worldwide telecom and IT industries, Mike has in-depth experience in the development and implementation of high volume transaction processing solutions.
Prior to entering the telecommunications and financial marketplace Mike pioneered development in London, UK in the fields of Medical Physics (Breast Cancer Research) and International Financial Markets.
President - Americas
With more than three decades of senior leadership roles in publicly held and private companies at the cutting edge of the information technology industry including IBM, Oracle, Tandem, Netscape, Rearden Commerce, Real Clear Technologies, SEVEN Networks, and Commerce One, amongst others, Mark is President of Youtap Americas and is responsible for developing the region's corporate strategy, managing the company's sales and strategic relationships, and strengthening alignment and coordination with the company's global brand initiatives, operations and licensing.
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and is a graduate of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He serves generously on corporate and university boards.