Meet the Team: Introducing globalVCard’s Andrea DeBenedictis
Andrea brings more than 10 years of product management experience to CSI globalVCard as the new head of product. She is passionate about building innovative products that create value. She is excited about infusing that passion into CSI globalVCard’s product strategy and roadmap.
So Andrea, tell me a little about yourself!
I am first and foremost a proud and grateful mother to a beautiful ten year old boy. Everyone needs a purpose in life and he is mine. He drives me personally and professionally to be a better individual, the best version of myself. Was that too deep? Ok, a few more fun facts about me then: I have an identical twin sister. When I am not working I enjoy early mornings on my paddleboard when the Gulf of Mexico is like glass. I like to run, bike, and shoot guns. I enjoy traveling and creating memories of great adventures with my son. But more than anything I love spending time with family, no matter where we are.
You joined the team fairly recently. What experience do you bring with you to globalVCard?
I am thrilled to bring over 10 years of product leadership to globalVCard. I’ve worked in various roles that over the years I have learned are critical to the success of product. I’ve spent most of my career leading implementation teams and project management teams and have built product teams from the ground up. I’ve been part of teams delivering enterprise solutions for most of my career and have a passion for product management and bringing to market products that customers love.
Why globalVCard? What attracted you to the company?
In short: I wanted to be a part of the movement. I wasn’t entirely sure at the time what that movement was, but I knew there was something happening that I wanted to be a part of. FinTech is an amazing space to be in right now. I love the innovation that globalVCard is a part of and I truly believe this company is at the forefront of the payments industry and I am so looking forward to what we are going to accomplish in the days, months, and years to come.
What are you most excited about working on here?
I am most excited about our global expansion and taking CSI globalVCard beyond AP automation. We are experts in AP automation and virtual card payments. We are quickly expanding into other portions of the commercial payment ecosystem to create a comprehensive platform encompassing end-to-end automation through a combination of partnerships and product development.
What advice do you have for people that are just starting their careers in product development?
If you’re not passionate about what you are doing, don’t do it. Move on. That is advice for anyone really, but since I’m a product person, I believe it’s even truer for someone starting a career in product development. I’d also say that you’ve got to be a constant learner, always working on upping your game, tackling what you don’t know until you become the expert. It’s tough, but it’s fun and so rewarding!
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Oh boy. Have you seen the kind that has every color in it all jumbled up in a colorful camouflage?….that would be me. My mood can change in a second. I am an observer and an adapter. You won’t always know what I am thinking…but you can bet that I am always thinking!
About CSI globalVCard
Founded in 1989, CSI Enterprises has provided innovative payment solutions to world leading brands, while providing the highest level of customer service. CSI’s highly secure corporate payment solutions include the globalVCard® electronic accounts payable solution, which was a 2015 CODiE Award finalist for the software industry’s best financial management system. With one payment file upload, customers can automate 100% of their B2B payables and disburse payments through virtual credit card, ACH, check, or FX with cross-border payments settled in local currency. Learn more about CSI globalVCard at www.corporatespending.com.