Square Hires Ricardo Reyes From Tesla and Rob von Behren From Google Wallet

Posted Apr 3, 2012

Square has hired two major executives recently. They have hired Google Wallet co-founding engineer Rob von Behren and Ricardo Reyes of Tesla Motors. Reyes previously worked in communications at Tesla Motors and he will now be working as Square’s vice president of communications and brand marketing. Von Behren worked at Google for 8 years and started working on Google Wallet’s NFC initiatives back in 2009. Square competes head-on with Google Wallet and the hiring of Von Behren may lead the mobile payments company to get into NFC themselves.