My guest for Episode 80 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Ben Pfisterer, the Australian Country Manager for Square.
Prior to joining Square, Ben had extensive experience within the corporate sector. He was part of the team that launched Jetstar in Australia and during his time at NAB he ran one of world’s first Mobile Payments / NFC Pilots.
Ben was also the Head of Innovation and Emerging Products at Visa where he led the innovation strategy and emerging product implementation across new payment solutions and channels, including the growth of Visa payWave in Australia to become one of the world’s largest Contactless markets.
Ben then left his corporate career to start his own startup before receiving the call to lead Square’s expansion into the Australian market. Founded by Twitter Founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, Square allows it’s diverse users to simplify acceptance of payments via a combination of hardware and software.
We covered a lot of topics in this interview, some of which include: