Born in The Netherlands, I have lived and worked in Ireland for the past 25+ years.
An experienced Senior Manager.
I have demonstrated excellent Account Management, General Management, and People Management skills in multinational environments. 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.
A Payments Specialist.
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.
Payments Strategist (Europe) – Elavon Merchant Services (2021 – current)
International Corporate Relationship Manager – Elavon Merchant Services (2017 – 2021)
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.