Patricia (Patti) Hewitt is a widely recognized expert and strategic advisor to the payments industry. She has worked extensively with companies and organizations across the market spectrum, from global card networks to platform developers to emerging technology entrepreneurs. She is the creator of Paymentgal.com, a site for payments enthusiasts and the editor of @paymentgal on Twitter a daily news feed used by thousands of payments enthusiasts across the globe.
Patti is CEO of PG Research and Advisory Services, LLC where she provides independent consulting services to the industry. Her professional background includes holding executive positions at SunTrust Bank (formerly Sun Bank), PaySys International (owned by First Data) and Fiserv. Most recently, Patti was Vice President and Managing Director of Consulting Services for Mercator Advisory Group.
Patti is an accomplished speaker and frequent presenter, panelist and moderator offering strategic insights and analysis on the key topics impacting the industry today. Her particular areas of expertise include business model disruption, strategic market drivers and interchange dynamics. Patti is also a highly experienced payments educator and trainer, having developed the Payments Industry Training program that continues to be offered through Mercator Advisory Group.
Patti is an advocate and active fund-raiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, dedicated to raising awareness and supporting research in the fight to find a cure.