TSG (The Strawhecker Group) supports the global payments industry through a unique combination of industry expertise and deep analytics, helping clients make informed decisions from start to finish and beyond.Contact Us
1000 + clients, from Fortune 500 leaders to more than a dozen of the world’s most valuable brands
40 + of the top 50 merchant acquirers served, including 9 of the top 10
250 + payments company valuations completed; as well as 30+ buy/sell/investment advisements
400 + Completed 400+ analyses on the global payments landscape in the last few years
4 M AIM Platform: Credit and debit-card data on nearly 4M small and enterprise merchants in over 250 industries
62 % GEM Platform: Performance analytics on gateways that handle more than 62% of all eCommerce traffic in North America
Inform every decision with TSG
TSG is a globally recognized analytics and consulting firm that supports the entire payments ecosystem, serving over 1,000 clients from Fortune 500 leaders to more than a dozen of the world’s most valuable brands. Trusted by industry leaders, TSG’s strategic solutions, market intelligence, and analytics merge to empower clients with actionable and accessible information.
Who We Are
TSG’s team is passionate about payments and is focused on all aspects of the industry – from technology, operations, and M&A to competitive intelligence and analytics.
- Associates average over 20 years of industry experience with several holding key leadership roles
- TSG’s team has early roots in international payments projects and has completed onsite projects for clients in six continents
- Team members help the industry evolve by participating in leading industry association activities, including the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and the Merchant Acquiring Committee (MAC)
TSG’s specialized approach provides direction, tools, and strategies that empower clients to achieve their goals now.
Profitability and Financial (AIM)
Technology and Performance (GEM)
Who We Work With
TSG consults the entire payments ecosystem and has worked on large-scale projects for the world’s most prominent payment players.
Payment Service Providers (PSPs)
Audits are rarely fun, but working with TSG was a fantastic experience. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that our program is better today than when we started the audit. Thank you for allowing us to tap into your payments wisdom!
SVP Payments Solutions, Commercial Bank of California
Utilizing TSG was the key first step in going to market with our company. TSG’s detailed approach to valuing and assessing Main Street Softworks prepared us for the rigors of due diligence.
TSG proved to be a valuable partner in the strategic decision process, and saw the value we have built though our unique portfolio and ISV relationships.
I use AIM to benchmark our company KPIs for the board on a quarterly basis.
The AIM product unequivocally provided us the insight that allowed us to better manage our merchant portfolio. As a direct result of utilizing AIM data to benchmark and adjust strategies, the value of our company increased over 5%.