Doshii scoops up ‘last mile delivery’ industry leader, Clive Thorpe, as Managing Director
Doshii, leader in API POS & App connectivity, today announced that App marketplace technology executive Clive Thorpe has joined the company as Managing Director. Thorpe has been at the forefront of table reservations, online delivery and last mile delivery for over 10 years.
Thorpe was CEO and general manager for Delivery Hero’s Australian business, which IPO in 2017 for USD$4.7 billion, prior to this he was head of national accounts for Just Eat, and he has since been involved in last mile delivery with Chinese based Didi Chuxing.
At Doshii, Thorpe will oversee all customer-facing departments, including App and merchant relationships, POS vendor engagement, professional services, customer services support, loyalty and sales/marketing. Thorpe will bring his expertise through a combination of extensive sales experience, operations improvement and global go-to-market, ensuring Doshii’s customer initiatives are exceeded. Having driven growth strategies globally within several business units at Delivery Hero, Thorpe will also focus on fuelling Doshii’s continued expansion across APAC.
“What I found most compelling about the Doshii API was the technology and App marketplace, empowering merchants to select specific Apps which drive their business and with Doshii plugged in optimise revenues. Furthermore facilitating Apps and POS to communicate at scale is great for all involved – particularly the merchants,” said Thorpe.
“The growth of delivery, table reservations, pay at table and order ahead apps has created its own global connectivity problems. The market has become fragmented across POS, Apps and venues making it difficult and costly to connect multiple Apps and POS. Doshii enables venues to provision Apps quickly and cost-effectively through the Doshii marketplace. I’m looking forward to helping take the company to the next level in its global dominance.”
Clive is proven in global sales, go-to-market strategy, and customer satisfaction. He has an established track record of maximising the growth potential of a range of businesses. Clive understands first hand the pain that venues endure in connecting the range of Apps to their in-store POS. His knowledge across the space from ordering to reservations and two-sided marketplaces is a big win for Doshii.
Doshii enables hospitality and retail merchants to connect a range of Apps to their in-store Point of Sale (POS) systems to ensure venues are embracing digital technology necessary to drive today’s modern operation effectively and efficiently.
With Doshii, businesses can discover and seamlessly connect a range of Apps including 3rd party delivery, payments and digital wallets, online ordering, kiosk and table ordering, digital menu boards, reservations, customer loyalty as well as access to real-time analytics via the Doshii Dashboard. For further information – www.doshii.io