Career

Born in The Netherlands, I have lived and worked in Ireland for the past 20+ years.

An experienced Senior Payments Manager.

I have demonstrated excellent Account Management, General Management, and People Management skills in a multinational environment. I have developed new teams and new markets and successfully managed key client relationships through an enterprise-wide client management strategy. As a leader, I have developed a strong culture of continuous service excellence. I am very commercially focused and have a track record of achieving revenue and margin targets.

I have extensive payment experience; both commercially and technically. I am a recognised expert in e-Commerce, PSD2, scheme rules, and many other areas of the payment industry.

Experience

International Corporate Relationship Manager – Elavon Merchant Services (2017 – current)

Elavon is one of the leading acquirers in the world. Its European division offers a pan-European service. Over the last years, it has invested heavily in expanding its offering with new terminal solutions, gateways, etc. I am a PSD2 champion and e-Commerce expert within the company.

Head of Enterprise Account Management – Realex Payments (2009 to 2016)

Realex Payments is a leading European payment gateway enabling companies to take credit and debit card payments in a customer not present environment. When I joined it was just coming out of its start-up phase. It was acquired by Global Payments for over EUR 100m in 2015.

Customer Service Manager – Burgmann Packings (2001 to 2008)

Burgmann Packings is a multinational manufacturer of seals for industrial pumps and valves. It had manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Turkey, and China and employed 270 people.

Education & skills

Master in Business Economics (1991)
Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Post-graduate study in Export Management (1994)
Fenedex, The Netherlands

I am PRINCE2 certified (practitioner level) and have also attended courses on business accounting and digital marketing.

I am fluent in English, German, and Dutch.