Director of Payments Practice, Javelin Strategy & Research
Michael is the JAVELIN’s Director of Payments. He advises clients on the rapidly changing payments industry. Michael is focused on tracking the evolution of the payments industry, covering specific areas such as person-to-person payments, U.S. and global EMV card migration, digital wallets, merchant acceptance of different payment forms, cross-border payments, real-time transactions, and digital payments.
Michael specializes in assisting clients in developing new payment products or repositioning existing services to capitalize on market opportunities, understanding how to market to particular consumer and small business market segments, and developing new corporate strategies that can transform an existing payments franchise.
Michael brings over 20 years of experience from the payments and consulting industries. Before joining JAVELIN, he led the international small business card portfolio at Visa, launching new and growing existing debit and credit card programs with banks and financial services companies across the globe. Previously, he was the Head of Competitive Intelligence at Capital One, a Payments Knowledge Expert at McKinsey’s Payments Practice, and the Head of Product Marketing at Ondot Systems, a Silicon Valley mobile card control startup. He has presented to audiences around the globe, primarily at Visa and McKinsey client and public audiences.
Michael holds a BBA in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.