Auckland-based fintech Vend appoints former Yelp director Dave Scheine as APAC Country Manager

Auckland-based point-of-sale (POS) and retail management software fintech Vend has announced the appointment of former Yelp director Dave Scheine as the company’s new country manager for Asia-Pacific.

According to Vend, the appointment comes as a part of the company’s strategy to grow its presence regionally, expanding upon its global sales team and forwarding its position in key markets across APAC.

As country manager, Scheine will work out of Vend’s Melbourne office, where he will take charge of sales, customer service, marketing and channel teams across the APAC region.

Not the first time Scheine has taken the mantle of leading a company’s international growth, the new country manager helped lead booking platform Yelp’s move to Australia.

Working as Yelp’s director of European operations in the London for over three years, Scheine later took on the APAC director role, relocating to Australia to develop Yelp’s presence in the region.

Scheine has also worked with a number of local startups since, taking on the role of non-executive director at Melbourne-based wellness and beauty booking startup Honee, and at Newbe Global, a startup building a platform designed to ease the experience of moving to a new state, city, or country. Read more

James Ward – Startup Daily – 14 Aug 2017