We started Connective Payments in 2014 because of our joint passion for payments and helping companies in the payments value chain 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 profitability and customer satisfaction.
We are Connective Payments, Value Creators in Payments
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 expertise and professional 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
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.
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.
Read an interview with Peter here.
As a senior project manager and consultant in the Payments industry, I have contributed to the development of new payment- and acquiring services for several organizations. During this period, I gained a deep understanding of the payments industry and built up an extensive network of relationships.
Clients trust me with translating their business needs into valuable and innovative solutions. Consequently, I will also take responsibility to implement these recommended solutions. During implementation I will emphasize on acceptation by the organization.
Personal style: thorough analyses combined with an eye for the big picture. At ease in complex environments. Self-starter with independent mind. Focusing on feasible solutions with sufficient internal support, organizationally sensitive and good stakeholder management.
Read the interview with Frits here.
Trained as a Risk & Compliance professional, I developed a special interest in the fields of FinTech and RegTech. Having worked for multiple Payment Service Providers, I specialise in optimising and automating real-time onboarding and transaction monitoring processes. I form the link between the IT department and the Risk & Compliance department to ensure a seamless yet compliant KYC process, and focuses on matching AML legislation and guidelines with the fast innovation that characterises the FinTech industry.
I am known for my drive to push innovation, positive energy and risk awareness. In my spare time, I enjoy going out into nature, reading about history and economics, and further enhancing my skills as a software developer.
Read an interview with Niek here.
When I started in Payments I knew that I had found my topic. For more than 10 years I worked as product manager from cash to cards to mobile at banks and startups.
Payment solutions have become part of a bigger story. As an integral part of the shopping experience, payments need to be seamless or almost invisible to end consumers. It means that payments as a subject have become more interesting. Experience in customer centric thinking while at the same time understanding IT and legal/compliance is vital to our clients.
For me it means that I continuously develop myself on all these aspects. With my network I support you to ultimately bring value to your clients. That is why I am part of the Connective Payments team! – Expertise – Network – Value.
Educated as an Industrial Engineer at the University of Eindhoven. Graduated on the Management of Innovation Processes.
A topic which has kept my attention ever since I started my career as a Management Consultant at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
A position as Product Manager at Equens later on, was my introduction to the payments industry. I loved it but wanted to do more than supporting the Equens proposition. So, I positioned myself as an independent contractor. Now working with the Connective Payments Team.
Clients value my abilities to design and implement new services and processes. Not only on the supply side of the payments arena with companies such as Equens, ING, Credit Agricole, VISA and van Lanschot Bank. Also, on the demand side with Landal Greenparks, Holland Casino and KPN. Enhancing customer experiences, lower the cost of processes and getting a better grip on risks.
What describes me is that my purpose in life is to become a better person every day, in everything I do. I am determined, open-minded, curious and eager to develop and to help people around me and the environments in which I find myself. My drive and nature make me a versatile person who seeks solutions and ways to do things in the most efficient way. In my professional relationships I am reliable, enthusiastic and work on building and maintaining trust. I am able to understand and grasp complex subjects and to creatively contribute and develop results.
By studying International and European Law, specializing in Business Law, I have gained a good understanding of the Regulators’ intentions when issuing laws and regulations. This understanding helped me collaborate together with colleagues, in my work experience, on the interpretation and application of GDPR articles on extrateritoriality at the time when it came into force. It also gave me the right skills to come up with solutions in a creative way.
I find it interesting to research diverse subjects in my free time. I like to watch documentaries and read about other cultures, about technology, privacy and blockchain. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them, their story and what drives them in life. In addition, I enjoy cooking, discovering new restaurants, drawing, doing sports, reading and listening to music in my free time.
I am very eager to learn and develop myself continuously. The fact that I get to work and learn from some of the best and most experienced people in the Payments industry, who are trusted by numerous important parties, is of enormous value to me.
In more than a decade of experience in the financial sector (Payments, PSP’s) i have covered multiple roles varying from general management to leading the disciplines of Compliance, Risk and Security and implementing PCI-DSS solutions.
My expertise is successfully obtaining PSD2 permits and implementing Risk & Compliance frameworks.
Given my experience i can translate and implement legislation and requirements proportionally, innovative and fit to the specific type of organization.
This type of implementation will optimize cost and lead times, ensure acceptance in the organization and is effective to enable your business and growth.
My clients recognize me as knowledgeable, result oriented and business aware. My personal driver is to add value and broaden my experience.
WE'RE HIRING COMPLIANCE EXPERTS
Are you graduated with a HBO or university degree and would you like to develop further in the field of Compliance? Then you are in the right place!
We are looking for ambitious Compliance professionals with a passion for further growth and development as a consultant in the world of Payments and FinTech.
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We focus on the fast-changing and critical role of payments in business, with an eye on the latest industry innovations. We are keen on details, while at the same time keeping a holistic view on the payments value chain.
We have an agile mindset. This results in our practical solutions, way of working and thinking. An agile approach can save time, money and professionals on a project.