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The mission of The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is to provide the electronic payments ecosystem and its stakeholders with unmatched advisory services. TSG’s unique offering is built on decades of focused expertise, powerful data, and the combined intangible value these provide. Our vision is to be admired for our people, partnership, and performance.

TSG has completed thousands of projects for over 1,000 companies, from fintech startups to Fortune 500 companies

TSG has completed over 200 payments company valuations and has advised on 27 successful acquisitions and investment transactions over the last decade

TSG’s data warehouse contains over 3.5M merchants representing more than 40% of all merchants in the US processing nearly $1T in annualized credit/debit card volume

TSG's team consists of proven industry leaders with average Associate experience of over 23 years

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The TSG Team

  • Have held key senior management positions at leading Payments Industry companies including First Data, Visa, MasterCard, TransFirst, Humboldt Merchant Services, Worldpay, iPayment, Alliance Data, Redwood Merchant Services, and Chase Commerce Solutions.

  • Are noted speakers and presenters at industry conventions and seminars. This has included events hosted by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) including TRANSACT, Strategic Leadership Forum, and Transact Tech, and other industry-specific events such as the National Retail Federation, the Direct Response Forum, Deutsche Bank FinTech Conference, TSYS, MasterCard Global Risk Conference, and Internet Retailers

  • Have been featured in national media including: The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, BusinessWeek and NPR. Separately, TSG has been featured in industry specific publications such as: American Banker, The GreenSheet, ISO & Agent, Transaction Trends, Digital Transactions, Prepaid Press, and others.

  • Managing Partner, Kurt Strawhecker, was named ETA's 2008 Member of the Year, TSG was awarded ETA's Business Partner of the Year in 2010, and Mike Strawhecker was named ETA's 2014 Member of the Year. TSG is also active in nearly 10 ETA Councils and Committees. The ETA is the preeminent international trade association representing the Electronic Payments Industry, including more than 500 companies worldwide.