PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2012) - Chirpify, the Twitter Commerce Platform, today announced the appointment of Rayburn Chan as its Vice President of Corporate Development. Chan previously held leadership roles at American Express and Vesta Corporation.
"Twitter, with its tens of millions of users and brands interacting in real-time, is a perfect platform to enable a new generation of consumers to transact," said Chan. "Chirpify, as the only in-stream commerce platform on Twitter today, stands to benefit immensely from this T-commerce revolution. It's an exciting time at Chirpify, and I am looking forward to using my payments experience to help connect buyers and sellers."
Prior to Chirpify, Chan led product and new business development for Vesta, a mobile payments company. He was responsible for developing Vesta's new mobile wallet platform and supporting development of strategic partnerships.
Before Vesta, Chan spent a decade at American Express as Director of New Business Development where he led co-brand card business development, product management, and signing national marketing partnerships. There he signed partnerships that drove more than a billion dollars in credit card spending and secured numerous national merchants as marketing partners to launch Zync from American Express.
"Having a seasoned leader with such deep payment processing and mobile expertise like Rayburn will prove instrumental to Chirpify's success," said Chirpify CEO Chris Teso. "As our platform scales, providing in-stream payments for fundraising, commerce and peer-to-peer, expect to see more businesses and consumers to utilize Chirpify in the coming months thanks to the tireless work of Rayburn and others at Chirpify."
Chirpify (www.chirpify.com) is a seamless payment system for Twitter commerce. With full integration to PayPal, Chirpify enables businesses, politicians and non-profits to buy, sell, donate and exchange funds on and without ever leaving Twitter, turning tweets into immediate in-stream transactions. Based in Portland, Oregon, the Chirpify platform is the first social commerce system to offer direct monetization through Twitter. To learn more about Chirpify and begin sending or receiving payments today, visit www.chirpify.com.