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Campaign to Fix the Debt
Company Profile
Company Name VeriFone
CEO Name Doug Bergeron
CEO Compensation $14,163,144
Annual Company Revenue $1,303,866,000
Territorial Tax Break $44,450,000
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) $30,000
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
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Verifone is a public company that provides the technology that enables electronic payment transactions and value-added services at the point of sale.[1] Founded in 1981, the company states that it has "designed and marketed system solutions that facilitate the long-term shift towards electronic payment transactions and away from cash and checks.[1] The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.[2]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." VeriFone is part of the Campaign to Fix the Debt as of February 2013.

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.


Board of Directors

As of January 2013[3]

Contact Information

Corporate Headquarters[2]
2099 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone: (408) 232-7800

Resources and articles

Featured SourceWatch Articles on Fix the Debt

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Corporate Profile", Verifone, Accessed January 22, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Contact Us", Verifone, Accessed January 22, 2013.
  3. "Board of Directors", Verifone, Accessed January 22, 2013.