Ms. Nakazawa is a commerce solutions expert with over 17 years industry experience spanning payments, mobile technology, games and digital media, and retail. Her most recent position was as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at American Express
“Having worked in both payments and digital entertainment all over the world, I have firsthand knowledge of how powerful Virtual Piggy’s solution will be across many industries, and how much potential the technology brings,” said Ms. Nakazawa. “I am very excited to join the team, and help grow the company’s business and partnerships in the US and international markets.”
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