People on the Move: Tim Armandpour, Colleen Lindow and Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks, YapStone
YapStone, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based provider of Web and mobile payment solutions, recently announced several high-level appointments. The company has appointed Tim Armandpour senior vice president of engineering and technology, Colleen Lindow vice president, payment operations, and Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks vice president, technical operations.
Armandpour, a 15-year industry veteran, is responsible for overseeing the development and deployment of YapStone’s payments platform and API, as well as bringing new mobile products to market. Most recently, Armandpour led the global engineering team at PayPal that developed its consumer-focused PayPal mobile applications. He joined PayPal with the acquisition of Zong, where he served as vice president of engineering.
Lindow is responsible for YapStone’s processor, payment network and strategic client relationships. She has more than 20 years of experience in e-commerce and risk management, focusing primarily on international payments. Lindow has held leadership positions in product management, sales and operations at Square, PayPal, Billpoint and eBay.
McLaughlin-Brooks, a 20-year veteran of the technology and retail services sectors, is responsible for leading the company’s global technology operations and corporate IT functions. Previously, he was the CIO at Parallels, a global cloud computing firm. He also served as senior director of IT for Yahoo and SAP/Business Objects.