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John Finlayson joins Wi5 as Head of Business Partnerships

Posted by the Wi5 Team17th June 2019General

John Finlayson joins Wi5

Wi5 has continued to add industry expertise and experience to its growing team with the addition of John Finlayson who joins as Head of Business Partnerships.

John joins Wi5 having previously worked as Head of Client Relationships at O2 Digital and is also one of the founders of WEVE, a consumer focused mobile marketing platform. Prior to that he spent time working for publishers, airlines and networks focused on business development, digital innovation and new technologies.

At Wi5 John will play a key role in cultivating strategic partnerships that will help the company to enter into new markets and sectors, as well as play a lead role in helping Wi5 continue to secure enterprise clients, initially across dining and hospitality sectors.

On joining Wi5 John said “Working on a technology that solves customer problems whilst also improving business efficiencies, revenues and reducing waste is really exciting. At Wi5 we have a rare opportunity to own the mobile Order & Pay solution and the current implementations are really impressive. Over the last few years I’ve worked with various new businesses and on new products, but this is the first company that really understands that adding value to both customers and business at the same time, creating the Win-Win for everyone, is truly the recipe for success.”

Prask Sutton, Wi5 CEO, said “Right at the beginning of the Wi5 journey, when we first got in touch with O2, John was the one who took our call and met with us.  From that first meeting, he became an advocate of the business within Telefónica, which has resulted in a great commercial relationship between Wi5 and one of the world’s largest telcos.  John’s understanding of the business and unwavering belief in it make him the perfect person to secure us new business partnerships to help drive further growth.”

Wi5 continues to grow quickly and we are currently searching for talented and ambitious people to join us on the next stage of our journey. Contact andy@wi5.io to find out more about the exciting roles currently available.

Wi5 is a mobile Order & Pay solution for restaurants, bars and coffee shops that allows customers to place and pay for orders directly from the splash page of a venue’s guest Wi-Fi, without any need to download an app.