CMA Member VeriSign Fully Certifies Credit Department
On August 18, 2008, Michael Puccinelli, CCE, senior manager, global credit and collection, for VeriSign, met his personal goal to get all his employees certified. "As Mike Mitchell said, this has been a "noble vision" I have wanted for a long time—to get everyone a professional designation,” said Puccinelli. “Continuing education culminating with a professional designation is extremely important for their self development and to VeriSign's objective of investing in our employees."
In a conversation Mike had with Jodi Owens, CMA Education Team Leader, he mentioned that investing in his employees development reduces turnover for VeriSign so the ROI is simple. It costs any company more if they have high staff turnover. Invest in your staff, the benefits are enormous.
VeriSign employees achieving the CBA Designation:
Michelle King, CBA
Nancy Lassen, CBA
Vicky Nguyen, CBA
Nidya Ortiz, CBA
Kim Spurgeon, CBA
The following individuals also obtained their designation within the last two years:
ELADIO SERNA, CBA
ALEKSEI ZUBKOV, CBA
HECTOR BENITEZ, CBA
KAROL MCKINNEY, CBA
DANA NEWTON, CBA
MICHAEL PUCCINELLI, CCE
Special mention is given to Gyan Maharaj, CCE, who instructed most of these students in their quest for designation.