Profile of CMA Collections Client: VeriSign

This is the first in a new line of posts from CMA, highlighting companies that use CMA’s Collection Division.

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VeriSign Inc., a company that did not exist until 1995, is now an invaluable component of the Internet landscape.

"VeriSign Inc (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice and data networks.  Every day, we process as many as 18 billion Internet interactions and support over 100 million phone calls. We also provide the services that help over 3,000 enterprises and 500,000 Web sites to operate securely, reliably, and efficiently. VeriSign is a global enterprise with offices throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, and North America, supported by a widespread international network of data centers and operations centers."

Michael Puccinelli, CCE, Credit and Collection Worldwide VeriSign, heads a large and diverse credit and collections operation.

Michael has been in the Credit and Collection field over 30 years, and at VeriSign for the past 4 years. He has spent 20 years in the high-tech area. Currently Michael is responsible for Credit and Collection Worldwide for VeriSign.  His career has taken him to Chicago, New York, and since 1991 back to the San Francisco Bay area.

His NACM affiliations date back to 1976. Over the years he has been a member of NACM Tampa and CMCMA in Chicago. Currently VeriSign is a member of CMA Business Credit Services and NACM Southwest out of Dallas.

Michael has also given back to his profession, as an instructor for CMCMA, CMA and UC Extension.

Always active in NACM, he has been a Chairman of many credit groups over the years, a member of the Board of Governors for CMA and CMCMA and a Board member of the old Board of Trade in San Francisco "for anyone old enough to remember".

His participation on Creditor’s Committees for Chapter 11 reorganizations have kept his companies well educated about expected payouts. His most recent committee was the Birch Telecom committee in Delaware.

Michael currently sits on the Oracle Credit and Collection Focus Group. 

A native of San Francisco, Michael has been married to his sweetheart Amy for 30 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Michael received his BS in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley and he completed the Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management GSCFM at Dartmouth.

Special thanks to Michael Puccinelli, CCE for allowing us to profile you and your company. If you would like to know more about VeriSign and their services click here. To learn more about CMA’s Collection Services click here.

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