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Uh-oh, more trouble in Clinkleland (the magical kingdom of the yet-to-be-unveiled mobile payments startup).
It appears that chief service and operational officer Andy Rendich has left the building, according to a company rep.
Rendich joined the Clinkle in December 2013 to lead “IT infrastructure support, data warehouse operations, and customer service operations,” according to the Clinkle’s press release.
He joined a few weeks after then-chief operating officer Barry McCarthy came on board, and McCarthy has also since left the company.
Rendich came to Clinkle after leading Walmart.com’s supply chain and logistics. Prior to that, Rendich spent 13 years at Netflix in various roles including chief service and operations officer, vice president of operations, vice president of systems development, and the lead of a DVD-by-mail offshoot the company announced but never launched.
Jeff Goslin is also leaving, we’ve confirmed. Goslin joined the company to create its customer service strategy.
When reached for comment, Clinkle’s PR representative said, “We’re adding users by the week and remain focused on hiring in product and engineering. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.”
Although still in stealth mode, Clinkle has already seen a series of staff changes, including layoffs in December led by McCarthy and the departure of design chief Josh Brewer after only a few days on the job.
It’s unclear what chief executive Lucas Duplan’s next move will be, but with about $30 million in tow, he’ll have to come up with something fast before his high-profile and strangely silent investors (including Andreesen Horowitz, Richard Branson, Peter Thiel, and Stanford) start pulling the plug.
(h/t to Re/code for unearthing this.)
Andreessen Horowitz is a $950 million venture capital firm that was launched on July 6, 2009. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are the general partners of the firm.... read more »
Clinkle’s goal is to modernize the way people transact, by creating a next generation payment platform that will change the way people pay for things. Based in San Francisco, the company is planning to introduce its payment platform ... read more »
Barry McCarthy is the COO of Clinkle. He served as the Chief Financial Officer at Netflix from 1999-2010, where he was responsible for financial and legal affairs. From his role at Netflix, he brings experience in finance, Internet sta... read more »
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