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Double Diamond Group

Meet our talented group of experts.

At Double Diamond Group, our people are our greatest resource. As the industry changes and new issues predominate, Double Diamond Group will continue to add the talent, insight and know-how necessary to deliver unmatched results to our clients.

 

Here are just some of the people who will exceed your expectations:

 

Marc Cochrane

Marc Cochrane

Marc Cochrane

Marc Cochrane is a senior research advisor and consultant at Double Diamond Payments Research. Cochrane’s consulting efforts focus on a variety of business disciplines such as profit and loss management, merger and acquisition due diligence and integration and acquiring strategy and operations. He’s also active in performing acquiring-centric market research and Analysis.

Cochrane has more than 30 years of electronic payments and financial services experience with publicly traded companies. He served as Vice President, TSYS, where he led corporate development, executed several acquisitions and managed the subsequent integration Activities.

Previously he was Senior Vice President at Vital Processing, where he led corporate investment and merger and acquisition activity and served as COO. He also served as territory-wide Vice President for Wells Fargo/First Interstate Bancorp, a top ten US Acquirer, where he led merchant acquiring and electronic payment businesses.

Cochrane holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington.

 


 

Peter Comben

Peter Comben

Peter Comben

An independent management consultant since 1998, Peter has over 25 years of experience in the fraud and risk management arena, assisting issuers, acquirers & card associations understand their risks and develop strategies to mitigate these risks. Peter’s experience includes a number of today’s most leading edge payments initiatives, such as mobile and contactless/NFC.

Peter held previous positions held within Visa International, Hewlett Packard and VeriFone.

 


 

Nancy Fung

Nancy Fung

Nancy Fung

Nancy is a change agent who has driven system, process, organizational and cultural transformations for national and multinational corporations in the payment industry.

A former VP of Banking Operations at the Canadian Bankers Association and senior executive in North American Operations at Citi Retail Services, a division of Citigroup, she has seamlessly integrated backroom and customer-facing processes, systems and teams while maintaining the highest standards of customer care.

 


 

Richard Hartung

Richard Hartung

Richard Hartung

Based in Singapore, Richard is a consultant with more than 20 years of experience, primarily in Asia. He has worked in retail banking in California, the diplomatic corps, Citibank in Japan and, after moving to Singapore in 1992, for MasterCard, Keppel TatLee Bank and OCBC Bank. Richard works with financial institutions on payments strategy and products.

Richard is also a prolific freelance writer for such news organizations as Today, gtnews, Challenge, OOSSKAnews and Efma Journal.

 


 

Mark McMurtrie

Mark McMurtrie

Mark McMurtrie

A global consultant to banks, financial services companies, card issuers, payment service providers, retailers, and technology providers, Mark has travelled to 60+ countries to promote and support the latest financial technologies and payment methods. His experience includes introducing integrated POS solutions for retail merchants, and early adapter programs for gift cards, prepaid, contactless, dynamic currency conversion, mobile phone top-up, tax free shopping and lottery ticket sales.

Based in the UK, Mark is a regular industry commentator and conference speaker and acts as a judge for several payment industry award programs.


 

Jim Poulson

Jim Poulson

Jim Poulson

Jim joined Double Diamond Group in 2009 after a quarter-century with such companies as Sage Payment Solutions, SoundPOS, ViVOtech and POS manufacturers Lipman and Hypercom. At these companies, Jim held positions in sales, marketing and relationship management, thus gaining a unique understanding of the payments industry from a variety of angles.

Jim holds a BS degree from Drexel University and a Masters in Technology Management from Pepperdine University.

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About Double Diamond Group

Company

With a unique blend of experience, connections and know-how, Double Diamond Group helps payments industry clients solve their most critical business challenges.

Leadership

Investors, media, analysts and industry watchers frequently rely on Todd Ablowitz and his team for expert advice, trend insights and consulting.

Talent

Throughout the years, accomplished industry thought leaders have shared their experiences and insights with us, helping to inform analysis and strategy that we share with our clients.

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