Technology/Services

Rovertown Creates New Role

Chris Patton joins c-store app builder from Punchh
Huck's app
Photograph courtesy of Rovertown

Mobile app-builder Rovertown has hired Chris Patton as its head of integrations and implementation. The company is creating the new position to streamline the process from when a retailer joins the app platform to launch, Rovertown said.

Patton’s experience working with leading technology vendors allows Rovertown to more easily add new partners to the dozens of existing integrations in the Rovertown Integration Store, the company said.

Patton (pictured below) spent the last six years at loyalty and digital engagement provider Punchh, where he most recently served as the senior director of technical consulting. There he helped implement many of the platform enhancements needed to support convenience stores, working with several leading c-store brands including Casey’s, Huck’s, Dash In, RaceTrac and more.

Chris Patton

“I’m thrilled to join the RoverTeam, having worked closely together in my prior role,” said Patton. “We sit at a unique nexus point in the mobile app space, connecting retailers to the leading technology vendors in loyalty, payments, mobile ordering, subscriptions and much more. It’s important we remain nimble and responsive in this next stage of growth, and I’m excited to dig in.”

This move follows several new hires for Rovertown in 2023, including Bill Bustin, head of customer success, and Frank Beard, head of marketing.

“This is a critical step as we continue investing in the future of our company,” says Mike Philip, CEO and co-founder of Rovertown. “In this next stage of growth, it’s essential to quickly meet the technical requirements for vendor integrations and easily navigate the micro-steps involved in new app launches. Patton brings a wealth of experience and has already made a significant impact on our team.”

St. Louis-based Rovertown’s customizable platform allows retailers to build branded, design-forward apps and make self-service updates in real time. 

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