Giles Cooper Joins EMEA Team To Promote Verifone’s Growth in the UK
United Kingdom - March 10, 2004 - Verifone, Inc., the world's leading provider of payment solutions, today announced that Giles Cooper has been appointed as UK Business Development Manager for Verifone EMEA. This new role has been created due to the increased interest and demand for the SC 5000 and Omni product range in the UK for Chip and PIN and Apacs-related payment solutions.
Reporting into the VP Sales EMEA, Robert McLaughlin, Giles is tasked with the promotion and growth of the Verifone brand in the UK market. The new Business Development Manager will have overall responsibility for growth and revenue targets for the UK sales team, with specific responsibility for the banking sector.
Giles joins Verifone from property and facilities management solution provider Electus Services, part of Profectus Group, where he was Business Development Director responsible for growth in key target sectors. Prior to his role at Electus, Cooper was Senior Communications Consultant for Alcatel Telecom, providing voice and data infrastructure solution sales and associated consultancy to corporates and multi-nationals in the UK.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Nigel Bidmead, EMEA Managing Director for Verifone said, “Giles is widely experienced and has an impressive track record in driving revenue growth. We are confident that his addition to the UK sales organisation will be extremely valuable to Verifone and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
About Verifone, Inc
Verifone, Inc., recognized worldwide as the trusted leader in secure electronic payment technologies, provides expertise, solutions and services for today with a smart migration strategy for tomorrow. Verifone is leading the industry in the delivery of solutions that add value to the point of sale, resulting in improved merchant retention and the generation of new sources of revenue for its partners and customers. Verifone solutions are specifically designed to meet the needs of vertical markets including financial, retail, petroleum, government and healthcare. Verifone has shipped over eleven million electronic payment systems.