Meet Our Editorial Board
n>genuity magazine's editorial board comprises thought leaders within the payments space and related industries. These individuals are known for their deep knowledge of payments, and advise our editors on timely topics of interest. They are frequent contributors to the journal, as well.
Anil D. Aggarwal is the Chairman & CEO of Money2020. He previously started two emerging payments processors — TxVia, acquired by Google in 2012, and Clarity Payment Solutions, acquired by TSYS in 2004. He has raised over $75 million in venture capital from investors that include Oak Investment Partners and Bain Capital Ventures. Throughout his career, Anil has been committed to industry development initiatives, including founding the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a leading nonprofit trade group.
Sean Banks joined TTV in 2002 as a summer associate and returned to TTV in 2005. He currently serves as a principal and has more than seven years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining TTV, Sean served as the Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based technology start-up company. He is currently a member of the Technology Association of Georgia's Executive Steering Committee for its Fin Tech initiative and he heads up the Fin Tech Innovation Institute for that group. He earned his M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was one of five Woodruff Fellows. Sean is currently a member of the Georgia Bar Association, having earned his J.D. at the University of San Diego in 2001. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a B.S. degree in economics.
Marianne Berry is Managing Director of Auriemma Consulting Group's (ACG) Payment Insights practice, which provides syndicated and custom research to support strategic initiatives, product development, and competitive intelligence for payments industry professionals. Before joining ACG in 2002, Marianne developed, launched, and managed successful credit card and loyalty programs, and developed co-brand alliances both as a banker and as a retail partner. She cultivated her deep analytic skills in her Ph.D. studies at the University of Michigan, and has applied them in research, marketing, and new product development at Fortune 100 companies, including HBO, Shearson Lehman Brothers, Chase Manhattan and Verizon.
Lori Breitzke is founder of E&S Consulting. Lori’s commitment to "Perfecting Payments" has led her and her associates to be regarded as leading experts in the payments, banking, retailing and POS industry sectors. Lori is co-founder and co-chairman of the Prepaid Financial Crimes Task Force of the National Branded Prepaid Card Association, member of the ETA Risk and Fraud Committee, ETA Prepaid Legal Group, US Payments Forum and on various committees and was awarded the EMF Honor Roll 2014-2015. Lori regularly blogs on payment topics at www.eandsconsultingllc.com.
Steve Mott is a 25-year veteran of the electronic payments industry, specializing in transaction economics, innovative uses of debit networks, authentication and security technologies, and emerging alternative payments types and venues such as stored value, online and mobile commerce and transacting over social networks. As principal of BetterBuyDesign, a payments consultancy, Steve conducts strategy, product, technology and market assessments for banks, processors, networks, technology providers and merchants, and advises a number of investment firms on industry trends and developments. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Talbott is SVP of Government Affairs at the Electronic Transactions Association. He is an experienced policy advocate and communicator with two decades of experience in Washington. Talbott has represented the largest financial services firms in the country before Congress and federal regulators, most notably during the fiscal crisis. He is also an expert on communication, appearing regularly on national and international media. He has been called the voice of the financial services industry and one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.
Karen Webster, CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, works extensively with the most innovative players in the financial services, mobile, B2B and technology sectors to identify, ignite and monetize innovation. This work often includes the development of new products, platforms, business models and ignition plans. As an entrepreneur, Karen has successfully developed and launched several new ventures in the loyalty, online media, and social networking sectors, each of which was focused on introducing disruptive business models and product solutions to fill a market need. This includes PYMNTS.com, the leading media property focused on innovation in the payments sector and a joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Karen also serves as a member of the board for several emerging companies and helps these innovators develop and implement business strategies that drive market adoption for their products and services. Karen is a frequent speaker and author of numerous articles on the sources of innovation, strategy, loyalty, product design/bundling and pricing and platform strategies.