Doug Bergeron is the founder and Chairman of Opus. He is a 23-year financial technology industry veteran. In 2001, he led the acquisition of VeriFone from Hewlett-Packard in a transaction valued at $50M. In 2002, GTCR partnered with Doug and embarked upon a strategy to aggressively grow VeriFone into a multi-national company that would have an enterprise value exceeding $4 billion by 2013.
From 2002 through 2012, VeriFone’s revenue grew from $297 million to nearly $1.9 billion as a result of an aggressively executed international expansion strategy and a number of key acquisitions. In 2005, VeriFone IPO’d and became listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PAY”. Today, VeriFone is active in over 100 countries worldwide and employs nearly 5,000 people.
From 1990 through 1999, Doug served in a number of executive management positions at SunGard Data Systems, including Managing Director of SunGard Capital Markets N.A., President of SunGard Futures Systems, and Group CEO of SunGard Brokerage Systems Group.
Doug holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from York University in Toronto and a Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from York University.
Doug is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a five-time delegate to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business. He is married to Sandra and is the father of five children.