Management Committee & Board of Directors

Management Committee & Board of Directors

Management

Paul Galant
Paul Galant
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Galant Mr. Galant, age 49, has served as our CEO and a director since October 2013.

Prior to joining Verifone, Mr. Galant served as the CEO of Citigroup Inc.’s Enterprise Payments business since 2010. In this role, Mr. Galant oversaw the design, marketing and implementation of global business-to-consumer and consumer-to-business digital payments solutions. From 2009, Mr. Galant served as CEO of Citi Cards, heading Citigroup’s North American and International Credit Cards business.

From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Galant served as CEO of Citi Transaction Services, a division of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Galant was the Global Head of the Cash Management business, one of the largest processors of payments globally. Mr. Galant joined Citigroup, a multinational financial services corporation, in 2000.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Galant held positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Smith Barney, and Credit Suisse. Mr. Galant holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University where he graduated a Phillip Merrill Scholar. Mr. Galant currently serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc., a home automation services provider, and Conduent, a business process services provider.

Mr. Galant brings to our Board, among other skills and qualifications, leadership and expertise with respect to global payments solutions, broad knowledge of the payments and financial services industries, and leadership and management of complex, global organizations.
Vin D’Agostino
Vin D’Agostino
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Vin D’Agostino Vin D’Agostino joined Verifone in January 2014. As EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Vin is responsible for developing, communicating and executing Verifone’s strategy with our CEO, as well as sustaining corporate strategic initiatives. Additionally, Vin leads business development activities related to large-scale partnerships and Verifone’s omni-channel work stream.

Prior to joining Verifone, Vin was an executive at JP Morgan Chase since 1985. Most recently, he was responsible for the payment business’ enterprise strategy, corporate development activities and the payment steering committee. Prior to his role at JP Morgan Chase, he was a leader at LabMorgan, with responsibility for the incubation and formation of a real-time e-payment platform, evaluating payment investments and providing payment domain expertise. Prior to these roles, he served in various leadership positions in finance, product management, and operations management in Chase’s securities and payments businesses.

Vin has held various industry board positions during his career including chairman of clearXchange, Early Warning Services and Austrapay; Square advisor; Advisory Board of SVPCo; MasterCard Debit Advisory Board; BITS Advisory Board and Visa’s International Advisory Board.

Vin holds a Bachelor of Science degree and MBA in finance from St. John’s University.
Albert Y. Liu
Albert Y. Liu
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel
Albert Y. Liu Albert joined Verifone as executive vice president of Corporate Development and General Counsel in October 2008. Currently, Albert is responsible for overseeing corporate development, legal and management of our China business, working with the Solutions Organization to address emerging markets’ product needs. He also serves as the company's corporate secretary and chief compliance officer.

Prior to joining Verifone, Albert practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. He also held the position as vice president, legal and corporate development, and company secretary for NETGEAR Inc. He previously served as general counsel, director of human resources and secretary of Turnstone Systems, Inc., and general counsel and secretary for Yipes Enterprise Services. Before entering the legal field, he was a software engineer at Tandem Computers.

Albert holds dual degrees in computer science and political science from Stanford University and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
Glen E. Robson
Glen E. Robson
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Solutions
Glen E. Robson Glen joined Verifone in January 2015 and serves as EVP, Global Head of Solutions with responsibility for delivering innovative solutions built around world-class security products, payment and commerce solutions, differentiated value-added services, and a groundbreaking portfolio of payment systems.

Prior to joining Verifone, Glen worked at Dell for over a decade, most recently serving as chief technology officer. Working in both Austin, Texas and Taipei, Taiwan, he successfully led the transformation of many of the company’s product lines.

Glen began his career as an engineer, and held multiple senior engineering posts at Dell, and before that at Sun Microsystems.

Glen is a native of Scotland, and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England
Marc E. Rothman
Marc E. Rothman
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Marc E. Rothman Marc Rothman joined Verifone as executive vice president and chief financial officer in February 2013. Bringing more than 25 years of global finance and merger and acquisition experience, Marc is responsible for overseeing Verifone’s financial and operational performance.

Prior to joining Verifone, Marc served as the chief financial officer of Motorola Mobility, Inc., where he played a critical role in Motorola Mobility’s spin-off transaction from its former parent company, Motorola, Inc., as well as the sale of the company to Google in May 2012. During his time at Motorola, he also held a number of significant senior finance leadership positions across the company, including serving as chief financial officer in several of its business segments (Public Safety, Networks and Enterprise and Mobile Devices).

Marc graduated from Richard Stockton College with a bachelor’s degree in business and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Sheetal Shah
Sheetal Shah
Chief Operations Officer
Sheetal Shah Sheetal Shah currently serves as chief operations officer at Verifone in which he is responsible for Global Operations encompassing supply chain, sales operations, quality, field services, call centers and program management serving customers in more than 150 countries. Additionally, Sheetal is responsible for driving the product management and delivery of our device services.

Previously he served as the chief procurement officer at Motorola Mobility, a Google company. In this role, he was responsible for end-to-end global supplier management including all commercial aspects and supplier new technology readiness. Earlier in his career, he served as corporate vice president of Global Planning and Operations at Motorola, where he developed innovative patent pending supplier sales and operational processes. Sheetal started his career at Motorola as a DSP software engineer in which he designed and commercially shipped automatic speech recognition and voice annotation technology for Motorola handsets. He holds several patents in the areas of speech recognition and audio processing.

Sheetal holds a Bachelor of Science and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida with a specialization in digital signal processing.
Joe Mach
Joe Mach
President, Verifone North America
Joe Mach A 25-year veteran of the retail and technology industries, Joe Mach joined Verifone in 2000 and currently serves as President of North America. Joe is responsible for overseeing operations for our North America region, including financial, mobility, retail, transit, retail banking, hospitality, security, health care and government business units. Additionally, he is responsible for overseeing Verifone’s Global Petroleum Systems, which includes Petro Media Sales.

Joe previously served as SVP of North America Retail for over six years, with responsibility for driving growth within key market segments, including many large and mid-tier retail verticals. Additionally, he has served in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles.

Prior to joining Verifone, Joe spent 10 years at Datamax, a leading international provider of bar code printer and RFID solutions. During this time he served in several roles of increasing responsibility, such as international business development and vice president of OEM sales.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bethel University.
Carlos Lima
Carlos Lima
President, Verifone Latin America and the Caribbean
Carlos Lima Carlos Lima joined Verifone as president of Latin America and the Caribbean in May 2015. Carlos is responsible for leading payments and commerce solutions and delivering new and innovative products and services throughout the LAC region.

Carlos’ experience has prepared him to help clients with virtually any payment-related issues. Prior to joining Verifone, Carlos held senior leadership roles in Latin America, Europe and the U.S. across retail, corporate banking, technology, and information systems with Barclays, American Express and Citigroup. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer with Vantiv, the second largest merchant acquirer in the U.S.

Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans and an MBA from the University of Miami.
June Yee Felix
June Yee Felix
President, Verifone Europe
June Yee Felix June Felix joined Verifone as President of Europe in May 2014. June is responsible for implementing regional and country deployments of terminals, payments as a service and commerce enablement solutions throughout Europe, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

A proven global leader, June has held various executive management positions at multi-national companies, including Citibank, IBM, JP Morgan Chase and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Prior to joining Verifone, she served as managing director of Citi Enterprise Payments, where she led a global business focused on creating consumer-centric mobile healthcare payments. Prior to her role at Citi, June served as IBM’s global general manager of Banking & Financial Markets.

In 2013, June was elected into the Innovators Hall of Fame for Banking Systems and Technology, and named one of the Top 10 leading innovators by Banking Technology News. Additionally, she was named one of the Most Influential Women in Banking by U.S. Banker.

June holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in chemical engineering and pre-med.
Bulent Ozayaz
Bulent Ozayaz
President, Verifone Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EEMEA)
Bulent Ozayaz As President of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), Bulent Ozayaz is tasked with driving operational expansion and achieving double digital growth for Verifone’s growing portfolio of services and solutions. His management time is split between the company’s offices in Turkey, Nigeria, South Africa and Israel.

Since joining Verifone in 2006, Bulent has held wide range of leadership roles including product development, vice president of marketing, vice president of North America Financial Group, and vice president of Media Solutions. Prior to joining Verifone, Bulent worked for a successful payment systems company as director of product development and assistant VP of marketing and business development.

Bulent received an MBA from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
Steve Aliferis
Steve Aliferis
President, Verifone Asia Pacific
Steve Aliferis Steve Aliferis joined Verifone as president of Verifone’s Asia Pacific region in August 2015. Based in Singapore, Steve is responsible for leveraging our relationships with some of the world’s largest banks and acquirers, aligning our global product and GTO organizations and driving new revenue opportunities for our clients in this region.

With more than 20 years of experience in the payments and banking industries, Steve is a proven leader and business builder. Prior to joining Verifone, he held executive management positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Assure Worldwide. Most recently, Steve served as the head of Business Banking, Product and Australian Financial Services at Westpac Group, one of the largest financial services institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

Steve serves as a member of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), Eftpos Australia Board (EPAL), Visa - Asia Advisory Board and China Union Pay Advisory Board.
Amos Tamam
Amos Tamam
Senior Vice President, Taxi Systems
Amos Tamam After partnering with Verifone in the deployment of comprehensive taxi systems in New York City, Amos Tamam joined Verifone as senior vice president of Taxi Systems in 2010. Amos is responsible for expanding Verifone’s taxi solutions sales throughout the U.S. and internationally in key markets including London, South Africa and Bermuda.

Prior to joining Verifone, Amos was the CEO of Verifone Transportation System, a joint venture that he formed with Verifone as president of TaxiTronic. He is also founder of Metro-Shop in New York and led the development of the first credit card taximeter, the Metrometer 21R. In 2000 and 2001, he headed a successful pilot program with the TLC in New York for the initial deployment of 200 credit card processing enabled taxis.

Amos has a long history of innovation in automating key taxi functions. He is responsible for deploying taxi systems in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., San Francisco and cities internationally.

Amos holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Todd Shaw
Todd Shaw
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Todd Shaw Todd Shaw joined Verifone as senior vice president, chief human resources officer in August 2014.  Todd brings deep experience in leadership and organizational development, as well as talent acquisition. He is responsible for all Human Resources functions globally and is a member of the company’s management committee.

Todd brings over 25 years of HR experience building winning businesses around the world.  Prior to joining Verifone, he served as a vice president of Human Resources at PayPal, with a focus on supporting the global technology group. Prior to this, he was based in Hong Kong where he led Bank of America’s HR group for the Asia Pacific region. While at Bank of America, Todd served in a variety of HR leadership roles working with technology and operations, consumer banking and corporate and investment banking. Todd also worked for the Taco Bell division of PepsiCo and for NCR.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a major in finance and information management systems from Drake University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Board of Directors

Robert W. Alspaugh
Mr. Alspaugh, age 69, has served as a director since September 2008. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Alspaugh served as CEO of KPMG International and from 1998 to 2002, Mr. Alspaugh served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG’s U.S. Practice. He joined KPMG in the Denver office in 1969 and was elected partner in 1978. In addition to providing more than ten years of service on the management committee and four years on the board of directors of KPMG, Mr. Alspaugh served on the board of KPMG International and was responsible for implementing the strategy of the global organization, which included member firms in 150 countries and more than 100,000 employees.

Mr. Alspaugh holds a BBA degree (summa cum laude) in accounting from Baylor University. Mr. Alspaugh is currently a member of the boards of directors of Ball Corp., a supplier of metal and plastic packaging for beverages, food and household products, and of aerospace technologies and services to defense and civilian government agencies, and Autoliv, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of safety systems to the automotive industry. Mr. Alspaugh also serves on the boards of directors of DSGI Technologies, Inc. and Triton Container International, Ltd., both privately-held companies.

Among other skills and qualifications, Mr. Alspaugh brings to our Board substantial global financial management and accounting expertise, which is relevant to our business and has led our Board to determine that he is an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined by the SEC. Additionally, Mr. Alspaugh’s extensive global management and leadership experience is relevant to his oversight role on our Audit Committee given the global nature of our operations and the related complexities. Mr. Alspaugh serves as the Chairman of our Audit Committee, is one of our Audit Committee financial experts and also serves on our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Alspaugh serves as the chairman of the audit committees of Triton Container, Autoliv and Ball Corp. He also serves on the compliance committee for Autoliv and the finance committee for Ball Corp.
Karen Austin
Ms. Austin, age 55, has served as a director since June 2014. Ms. Austin has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, a natural gas and electric utilities company headquartered in California, since June 2011. Before joining PG&E, Ms. Austin served as Senior Vice President and President of Consumer Electronics of Sears Holdings Corporation from January 2009 to May 2011 and as its Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer from March 2005 to January 2009.

Ms. Austin joined Kmart Corporation in 1984 and served, before its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 2005,as its Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from April 2002 to March 2005 and Vice President, Applications from January 2000 to April 2002. Ms. Austin brings to our Board her strong expertise in information technology, change management, engineering, enterprise system security and technical operations, with extensive experience in retail operations and deep knowledge of technology company operating environments. Such experience and qualifications provide unique and valuable insight on our Board’s oversight of our business strategy, and, in particular, our transformation initiatives. Ms. Austin serves on our Audit Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Ms. Austin holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Trine University.
Paul Galant
Mr. Galant, age 49, has served as our CEO and a director since October 2013.

Prior to joining Verifone, Mr. Galant served as the CEO of Citigroup Inc.’s Enterprise Payments business since 2010. In this role, Mr. Galant oversaw the design, marketing and implementation of global business-to-consumer and consumer-to-business digital payments solutions. From 2009, Mr. Galant served as CEO of Citi Cards, heading Citigroup’s North American and International Credit Cards business.

From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Galant served as CEO of Citi Transaction Services, a division of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Galant was the Global Head of the Cash Management business, one of the largest processors of payments globally. Mr. Galant joined Citigroup, a multinational financial services corporation, in 2000.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Galant held positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Smith Barney, and Credit Suisse. Mr. Galant holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University where he graduated a Phillip Merrill Scholar. Mr. Galant currently serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc., a home automation services provider, and Conduent, a business process services provider.

Mr. Galant brings to our Board, among other skills and qualifications, leadership and expertise with respect to global payments solutions, broad knowledge of the payments and financial services industries, and leadership and management of complex, global organizations.
Alex W. (Pete) Hart
Chairman

Mr. Hart, age 76, has served as a director since July 2006 and the Chairman of the Board since June 2014. Mr. Hart has been an independent consultant to the financial services industry since November 1997. From August 1995 to November 1997, he served as CEO and from March 1994 to August 1995 as Executive Vice Chairman of Advanta Corporation, a diversified financial services company. From 1988 to 1994, he was President and CEO of MasterCard International, the worldwide payment service provider.

Mr. Hart holds a bachelor degree in social relations from Harvard University. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Mitek Systems, Inc., a mobile video technology company (since December 2010). Mr. Hart also serves as a director and member of the compensation committee for Solicore, Inc., a private company that develops and manufactures embedded power solutions. From April 2001 until April 2012, Mr. Hart served as Chairman of the Board and a director of SVB Financial Group. Mr. Hart also previously served on the board of directors and compensation committee of Fair Isaac Corporation, a predictive software company. From February 2001 to November 2015, Mr. Hart also served as a director of Global Payments, Inc., a provider of payment technology services. Among other skills and qualifications, Mr. Hart has been an active participant in the payments and financial services industry for more than 40 years including as senior executive, director and consultant, and further, Mr. Hart’s payments industry experience ranges from executive roles at banks, issuers, acquirers and card associations, all of which provide unique insight into our business operations and strategy. The wide spectrum of Mr. Hart’s business and professional experience within the payments industry strongly complements the attributes of our other directors.

Mr. Hart is the Chairman of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He also serves as the chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the governance committee of Mitek.
Robert B. Henske
Mr. Henske, age 55, has served as a director since January 2005. Mr. Henske served as a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman LLC from July 2007 through 2014, and as a Senior Advisor from 2014 to 2016. From May 2005 until July 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Tax Group of Intuit Inc. He was Intuit’s CFO from January 2003 to September 2005. Prior to joining Intuit, he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Synopsys, Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation software, from May 2000 until January 2003. From January 1997 to May 2000, Mr. Henske was a partner at Oak Hill Capital Management, a Robert M. Bass Group private equity investment firm. Prior to that he was a Partner at Bain & Company. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. (with distinction) in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Henske was previously a member of the boards of directors of Applied Systems, Inc., Ellucian (formerly Datatel, Inc.) (as chairman), Associated Materials LLC, Goodman Global, Inc., Activant Solutions (as chairman), Iris Software Ltd. (as chairman), OpenLink Financial (as chairman), SSP Holdings (as chairman), Williams Scotsman, Grove Worldwide, Reliant Building Products and American Savings Bank. In addition to other skills and qualifications, Mr. Henske brings to our Board significant finance and accounting experience through his former roles as CFO of large, global companies in the high technology industry. Mr. Henske’s leadership and management experiences, including his service as a director and committee member on the boards of a number of companies, provide valuable insight on dynamics and operation of our Board, particularly in its oversight role. Mr. Henske is Chairman of our Compensation and Leadership Development Committee, serves on our Audit Committee and is one of our Audit Committee financial experts.
Eitan Raff
Mr. Raff, age 75, has served as a director since October 2007. Mr. Raff currently serves as a financial consultant to Wolfson Clore Mayer Ltd. and as a senior advisor to Morgan Stanley. Mr. Raff also serves on the board of directors of Alon USA Partners GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company that is owned by Alon USA Energy, Inc. and general partner of Alon USA Partners, LP, a Delaware limited partnership that owns and operates a crude oil refinery and markets and distributes petroleum products. Mr. Raff is also on the board of Youth Leading Change, a non-profit association, and previously served as the Accountant General (Treasurer) in the Israeli Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Raff holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and, in 2012, received a Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Raff served on the boards of directors of Israel Corp. Ltd. until 2015. Mr. Raff previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M., Bank Leumi USA and Bank Leumi UK plc from 1995 until 2010.

Mr. Raff brings to our Board, among other skills and qualifications, extensive and in-depth experience within the financial services industry, as well as global and cultural aspects of operations and business management relevant to our strategic development. Additionally, Mr. Raff provides unique perspectives on corporate governance and administration based on his long tenure with Bank Leumi. Mr. Raff is a member of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He served until March 2015 on the investment and capital structure committee of Israel Corp.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the audit committee of Alon USA Partners GP, LLC. While serving on the Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M. board, Mr. Raff served on a number of committees of the board of directors, including the committees on credit, finance, administration, conflicts of interest and risk management.
Jonathan I. Schwartz
Mr. Schwartz, age 51, has served as a director since June 2014. Mr. Schwartz has served as the CEO and President of Care Zone Inc., an Internet service for family caregivers, since April 2010. From 1996 to February 2010, Mr. Schwartz served in various capacities at Sun Microsystems, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corporation, including from April 2006 to February 2010 as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Prior to Sun, Mr. Schwartz was the founder, President and CEO of Lighthouse Design, Ltd., which was ultimately acquired by Sun in 1996, and began his career with McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Schwartz serves on our Audit Committee and Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. Mr. Schwartz also serves on the board of directors of Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a provider of smart grid products, and is a member of its compensation committee. Mr. Schwartz brings to our Board proven operational and strategic expertise, with a strong background in technology and solutions. His experience as chief executive officer of a number of high-tech companies, as well as board and committee member of other high-tech public and private companies, provides our Board an important perspective in overseeing our business operations and strategy. Mr. Schwartz holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University.
Jane J. Thompson
Ms. Thompson, age 65, has served as a director since March 2014. She is the founder and CEO of Jane J. Thompson Financial Services LLC, a management consulting firm advising businesses focused on payments and serving the financial services needs of mass-market consumers (including large corporations, top management consulting firms, private equity firms and start-ups). From May 2002 to June 2011, Ms. Thompson served as President of Walmart Financial Services, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. that provides money services, products and solutions to Walmart customers. Previously, she led the Sears Credit, Sears Home Services, and Sears Online groups within Sears, Roebuck & Company, and was a partner with McKinsey & Company, Inc. advising consumer companies. Ms. Thompson serves on our Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Thompson also serves on the board of directors of Blackhawk Network Holdings, a prepaid payment network company, and its compensation committee; on the board of directors of On Deck Capital, Inc., an online lender to small businesses, and its risk management and audit committees; and on the board of directors of Navient Corporation, a loan management, servicing and asset management company, and its compensation and finance/operations committees. From 1995 to 1999, she served on the board of directors of ConAgra Foods, Inc., a packaged food company, and its audit committee, and from 2012 to 2016 she served on the board of directors of Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty food retailer, and its audit and nominating committees. Ms. Thompson brings to our board of directors extensive management experience leading multi-billion dollar organizations in the financial services, home services, retail and e-commerce industries, with expertise in the evolving relationship between retailers and consumers, as well as experience driving strategy and growth for large corporations.

Ms. Thompson received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (summa cum laude) in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati.