Mr. Vlugt joined VeriFone in 2004, serving as Sr. Product Manager for Customer Facing Devices. In this capacity he defined and drove the development of the MX line of products. In 2006, Mr. Vlugt became Director of Product Management to help drive and execute the global product strategy for integrated products. In 2009, Mr. Vlugt was promoted to Vice-President. He is currently responsible for North America Product Marketing.
Mr. Vlugt regularly speaks at industry events and conferences, including NRF and NACS, on topics that include mobile payments and EMV. In 2012, he was invited to address the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on the topic of emerging payment technologies.
Mr. Vlugt obtained his degree in Computer Science and Business in The Netherlands, and he is fluent in English and Dutch.
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