OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TSG (The Strawhecker Group), a globally recognized analytics, intelligence, and solutions-focused firm in the payments industry, has announced today the appointment of payments industry leader, Guy Harris, to the firm’s Board of Advisors. The board, which will seat a select group of key industry executives, will actively contribute to the growth of TSG.
Guy’s appointment follows his retirement as Head of Merchant Services at Bank of America, where his leadership was fundamental to developing the bank’s next generation of merchant services solutions. Before Bank of America, Guy served as the President of North America and Global Revenue for Elavon. In June 2023, he joined Chargebacks911 as Chairman of the Board.
Guy previously served as president and is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). Last year, ETA recognized him as its Distinguished Payments Professional for his positive contribution to the industry.
“Guy’s industry presence speaks for itself, and we are thrilled to announce his appointment to the board,” said Mike Strawhecker, President at TSG. “With a rapidly changing industry like payments, staying ahead with industry-first solutions is imperative. Guy has the background to help us tailor and develop our products for the evolving market and clients we serve.”
With a payments career spanning over thirty years, Guy brings tremendous knowledge and experience to TSG. As a member of the board, Guy will support the development of TSG’s products and services, guide TSG’s strategic initiatives during its current period of growth, and contribute to thought leadership content.
“I have turned to TSG over the years to help solve complex problems, and they always find the solution. From granular data to high-level strategies, they know how to solve a client’s pain points,” said Guy Harris. “I’m excited to join the board and help TSG reach new heights.”
This appointment comes as TSG continues to expand its foothold as the leader of analytics and consulting solutions for the payments acceptance space. So far, in 2023, TSG has made several product announcements, including the launch of PaySights, TruMonitor, and Embedded Pricing. Last year, TSG announced its acquisition of Global NetWatch and a strategic alliance with TFPA. TSG has added more than fifteen employees to its Omaha-based headquarters in the last 18 months.
“It’s exciting to launch our Board of Advisors and add Guy as the inaugural member,” said Jared Drieling, Chief Innovation Officer at TSG. “We have more slated to join soon from other corners of the payments ecosystem. Their strategic acumen will help us continue to innovate and expand our suite of solutions.”
TSG (The Strawhecker Group) 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 services, market intelligence, and analytics merge to empower clients with actionable and accessible information. Please visit www.tsgpayments.com.