Mark Waring

Senior Associate

Mark Waring has over 30 years’ experience working in the payments industry, and is a recognized leader for initiatives that improve customer profitability, development of innovative products, and launching in new markets.

At TSG, Waring will be involved in many areas, including product design and go-to-market plans, project management, international markets, global emerging markets, mobile network wallets, cross border and foreign exchange, as well as processor and payment facilitation expertise.

Prior to joining TSG, Waring held executive positions at First Data and PayPal. In his most recent efforts, he led the design, development, and launch of a mobile financial services app in Africa. It was the first such app completed by a company that was not a mobile network provider. It required expertise on how to set up basic payment rails, designing customer-friendly mobile app journeys, presenting and gaining regulatory approvals, and ensuring transaction integrity and security.

Waring has led initiatives globally in the U.S., Latin America, Canada, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. These efforts required a broad understanding of markets, revenue models, ecosystem practices and multiple levels of regulations. Additionally, Waring has led discussions with foreign regulators and card networks and has developed and led payments education sessions for private equity and other investors.

Mark lives with his wife in San Jose, California in the heart of the Silicon Valley.  Outside of work, he enjoys traveling the world, and he and his wife recently completed a 200-mile bike ride across Austria.  He has led payment efforts on six continents, so if you hear of a project in Antarctica, he is ready to enlist.