Alex Johnson, Industry Veteran, Joins Mercator Advisory Group

Mercator Advisory Group adds industry talent to lead coverage in the credit payments arena 


Boston, MA - June 11, 2015 - Mercator Advisory Group is pleased to announce the addition of Alex Johnson, a 10-year financial services industry veteran, to its team as the primary analyst for the company's Credit Advisory Service.

Alex brings more than a decade of financial services experience, working with the largest credit issuers and merchant acquirers in the world. In his role, Alex will be focused on both traditional revolving credit products and disruptive alternatives including person-to-person payments and digital wallets. He will be closely following and analyzing regulatory and technology changes affecting issuers, acquirers, and payment networks.

"We are very happy to announce that Alex Johnson is with our team. His direct market experience, payments knowledge, and expertise will be a great addition to our Credit Advisory Service. Alex brings his own insights and perspectives to the role, and we believe his client focus and strong analytical skills are a great asset for our clients. Bringing Alex onto the team reaffirms Mercator's commitment to service and unmatched depth of expertise in the payments space," stated Robert Misasi, CEO of Mercator Advisory Group.

Alex's professional credentials include a variety of product, marketing, and business development positions in the financial technology space. He has conducted in-depth market studies, built strategic partnerships, developed innovative solution concepts, and published industry thought leadership in a variety of different media.
Alex's broad perspective on industry trends and emerging technologies enables him to identify new opportunities for his clients. It is this insight that will fuel the research and consulting initiatives of Mercator's Credit Advisory Service moving forward.

Alex holds a B.S. from Montana State University.

About Mercator Advisory Group:
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.