Expertise | Network | Value In Payments
We started Connective Payments in 2014 because of our joint passion for payments and our desire to help companies in the payments value chain to create value for their business. We are “Connective” because we bring together the right expertise to help our customers grow and we leverage our network to help shape alliances and create fruitful customer and vendor relationships.
We are pleased to see that our approach of co-creation is working well to bring success to the organizations we serve. We act as team players and we leverage our industry knowledge within our customer’s team.
The story of Connective Payments is still evolving rapidly as we venture deeper into the payments value chain and use our expertise to help scale-ups grow and steer them in the right direction, as well as allowing established names to excel at operations and improve their profitability.
We are Connective Payments, Value Creators in Payments.
In my quality of strategy and business consultant in the payments value chain, clients rely on me to discover, select, create and implement solutions and partnerships that create value for their company. I assist them with new propositions and product development leading to business growth; I reduce complexity from idea generation to product delivery, vendor implementation or joint developments; I select the best business case and design road ahead. As a co-creator, I enjoy working with their teams, always focused on actionable scenarii.
With a strong background and network in the international cards and payments industry, I have performed assignments with all types of partners across the whole value chain, on both the consumer and merchant side. My specific areas of expertise are omnichannel payment services providers (PSP), POS payments (EMV, NFC, QR) mobile payments and wallets, transaction processing, open invoice solutions, alternative payments, issuing and acquiring.
When not working for Connective Payments, I focus on my family and friends and actively grow my classic Citroen cars from 1960-1985 collection! Upgrading them, searching for parts and investigating their history is my main hobby. Perhaps will I sooner or later write a book about Citroen in its golden age, the 60’s.
I have been a Transition Manager in payments since 1997 and an independent consultant since 2008. I notice that the broad experience I gained over years of practice, makes a real difference for my customers. Having literally seen every corner of many companies in senior roles, I have experienced what vision and focus mean, built teams, facilitated personal growth, always with an open mind and relentless positive energy. Both pave the way for successful delivery.
Clients appreciate me for my strong focus on vision and strategy, coupled with my ability to translate this into day-to-day practice. My commitment to results, pragmatic delivery, empathy, open mind, efficiency in politically and culturally sensitive environments, transversal management capabilities, sense of humor and ‘joie de vivre’ stand for my business DNA. I am indeed gratefully embracing the gift of life in every situation, as a servant for my clients, as well as a husband for my wife, a father for my children, a friend for my friends, a world citizen for our planet. I feel challenged to create value in the life of others, as a partner, manager, coach or colleague. Hence my professional motto: “How rewarding it is to create value together!
I like to co-create and implement. Having worked for 30+ years in the payments industry, I have gained a deep expertise and an intensive international network. I worked in several roles at multiple companies of various sizes, as an individual as well as a team leader, both as employee and contractor, on the business as well as IT side, or in between.
I am result driven, perseverant, pragmatic, with a good sense of humour, strong communication skills, a sense of political environments, and always eager to learn. I am therefore able to create / co-create value and to implement new functionalities / product propositions. Working for Connective Payments with business partners who share the same values but different expertise, is absolutely great.
In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music (visit pinkpop.nl!), watching soccer, traveling, dining in a good restaurant, and spending time with my family.
As a strategy advisor, my goal is to make your business more successful. With an academic background in business management of IT and payments related organizations, I enable growth by leveraging my payments professional expertise and network. I have succesfully achieved growth and held executive board positions at various payments companies such as Equens, Docdata Payments, European Merchant Services and served as a strategy consultant at Arvato, PostNL, Eurogiro and PaySquare. I am specialized in strategic partnerships, growth strategy and business management.
As a Senior Project Manager and Business Consultant in the payments industry, I help organizations on change management change and sourcing projects. For the past 12 years, my focus and passion has been the management of payments projects, ranging from complex payment hub implementations to business-critical system upgrades, vendor selection of a payment switch and outsourcing to partners.
I am known as a trustworthy professional and an impactful communicator, always aiming for collaboration and motivation towards a common goal. I feel home in dynamic and culturally diverse environments. I have a passion for traveling the world and I always try to get some good shots with my camera while on the road. I find exploring new places, learning about cultures and admiring beautiful landscapes, particularly amazing with my family.
Focused on the e-commerce and payments industry for 13 years already, I have developed a true passion and expertise of the technical and commercial requirements of payments processes for merchants, Payments Service Providers as well as banks. I advise online and omni-channel businesses on their payment innovation needs, infrastructure optimization, conversion improvement and costs reduction. For them, I execute projects to implement changes in their payments environment, including requirements definition, vendor selection and reconciliation processes automation.
I experienced the true Connective Payments value of knowledge, expertise and network to make a business more successful, from a client perspective. My working relation with them was so professional and fruitful, that I decided to join this group of talented experts. I brought with me the strength to connect people from various backgrounds and disciplines in the field of Sales, IT and Operations. My experience lies in strategic analysis, planning & design of projects, leading to execution.
Throughout my career, I have managed small professional teams as well as large international multicultural teams. My view is innovative and non-conformist, enlightened by an international track record in a broad spectrum of operational, financial and project activities. My work always results in practical solutions with client’s needs as top priority.