Fomer AmEx VP Rika Nakazawa joins Virtual Piggy

Source: Virtual Piggy

Virtual Piggy, Inc. (VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, today announced the appointment of as Vice President of Business Development.

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 (AXP). Prior to joining American Express, she served as the Vice President of Business Development and Account Management at Live Gamer, an e-commerce solution provider for gaming and digital entertainment industries. Ms. Nakazawa has also previously held roles at NVIDIA, ACCENTURE and Sony Entertainment.

Virtual Piggy promotes financial management while empowering youth under 18 to make purchasing, saving and other money management decisions for themselves, within the boundaries setup by parents. The technology serves as a family wallet that is available online or via mobile, and is always 100% free to use.

"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."

"As we continue to grow our company, we are very happy to bring on Ms. Nakazawa to help further develop the business," said Virtual Piggy Founder and CEO Dr. Jo Webber. "Being based out of the San Francisco area, she will help us develop additional opportunities within the tech and gaming industries within that region, as well as globally."

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