FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Strawhecker Group Promotes Mike Strawhecker to Principal
Omaha-based payments consultancy, The Strawhecker Group (TSG), is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Strawhecker to Principal
OMAHA, NE (July 16, 2015) – Omaha-based payments consultancy, The Strawhecker Group (TSG), is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Strawhecker to Principal and equity partner. As part of this advancement, Mike will also join TSG’s Board of Directors.
Mike has made significant contributions to TSG’s growth over the last nine years, with involvement in developing product and service offerings, management of TSG’s talented staff, overseeing all of TSG’s marketing efforts since the inception of the firm, as well as serving as an advisor on the majority of TSG consulting projects. Over the past year, Mike personally contributed to the sale and execution of client projects for over 100 domestic and international payments companies. The client-companies span the payments value-chain, including card issuers, the card networks, technology companies, processors, major merchants, as well as bank specialty lenders, private equity firms, and financial institutions.
Since Mike joined the company in 2006, he has established himself as one of the electronic payments industry’s leaders of the next generation. Last year, Mike was awarded the 2014 Electronic Transaction Association’s (ETA) Member of the Year; at 33 years old he was the youngest recipient in its history. Under Mike’s leadership, TSG has built one of today’s foremost analytical tools in the payments industry called Acquiring Industry Metrics (AIM). Launched in November of 2010, AIM is now populated with financial data from over three million card accepting merchants in the U.S. market.
Mike has authored articles that have been used in Congressional testimony on multiple occasions and his reports on the industry’s economic performance are used by payments companies to help manage their businesses. Last year, one of his reports positively impacted a publicly traded company’s stock price by over five percent.
Mike attended DePaul University in Chicago and spent time in Washington DC as a Congressional Intern. Mike graduated With Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management from Bellevue University. Mike resides in La Vista with his wife Becca. He is a rabid Nebraska Football fan, a voracious reader, and an avid scuba diver and traveler.
The Strawhecker Group (TSG) specializes in providing financial institutions, merchant acquirers, card networks, processing companies, large merchants, and the investment community with advisory services to maximize their growth and profitability. TSG is also a resource for consumer spending data, industry research, benchmark studies, and developing trends. For more information please visit www.TheStrawGroup.com.
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