Joe Walent joins Mercator Advisory Group

Mercator Advisory Group adds IT industry analyst to provide coverage of emerging technologies in the payments field

Boston, MA - January 20, 2016 - Mercator Advisory Group is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph Walent to its team as the lead analyst for the company’s Emerging Technologies Advisory Service.

Joe will leverage his past experience in the financial sector and covering information technology services industry to bring fresh insight on innovations under way in the payments sector. Joe will focus primarily on the uptake and integration of new and repurposed technologies by established and upstart players in the payments sphere. He will be closely following, and delivering analysis regarding, the adoption and advancement of solutions to address the regulatory and market requirements across the payments ecosystem.

"Joe brings a strong analyst background with significant IT, corporate and financial market coverage. He is a great addition to the Emerging Technologies team, enabling further expansion of our coverage and delivery in this critical area," stated Robert Misasi, CEO of Mercator Advisory Group.

Joe’s professional experiences include account management, operational, and compliance positions in the Financial Services sector juxtaposed with tenure in direct coverage of the IT Services sector, with particular focus on those services rendered to clients operating in the Financial Services, Healthcare, and Government markets. Joe’s broad experience provides him with a unique perspective on industry trends and will helps to deliver actionable insight for Mercator Advisory Group clients.

Joe holds an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. from Colgate 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