Mercator Advisory Group Appoints Alex Johnson Director of Credit Advisory Service

Mercator Advisory Group has announced the promotion of Alex Johnson from senior analyst to director of the Credit Advisory Service. 

Boston, MA - January 25, 2016 - Joining Mercator Advisory Group last year, Alex brought more than a decade of financial services experience working with the largest credit issuers and merchant acquirers in the world. His direct market experience, payments knowledge, and expertise have been a great addition to the Credit Advisory Service, and his client focus and strong analytical skills are a great asset for Mercator's clients. As Senior Analyst for the Credit Advisory Service, Alex has focused on topics such as revolving credit products, marketplace and alternative lending, innovations in credit scoring and decisioning, and the pace of EMV terminalization and card issuance. As Director of the service, he will continue to closely follow and analyze regulatory and technology changes affecting issuers, acquirers, and payment networks.

"Alex has published extraordinary research during his time as a senior analyst and also managed complex custom client consulting engagements that delivered exceptional results. The clients of the Credit Advisory Service have already come to rely on Alex," commented Ken Paterson, Mercator Advisory Group's VP of Research. "Alex brings strong leadership and new focus to one of Mercator's most important advisory services."

"It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Alex Johnson will be leading the Credit Advisory Service for Mercator Advisory Group. He has delivered truly exceptional research and has deep relationships across our client community. I am really excited by what he has brought to the practice and to Mercator over his tenure thus far and look forward to working with him as a Director for this service area. Ken Paterson continues to serve Mercator in his role of VP, Research Operations and remains a valued resource for Mercator and our research clients. Ken will also continue to lead primary data research efforts, and will be working across all services with relation to the unique data and analysis delivered by each service," stated Robert Misasi, CEO of Mercator Advisory Group.

Prior to joining Mercator, Alex served in a variety of product marketing and business development roles at Zoot Enterprises, a leading provider of financial technology solutions. During his time at Zoot, Alex was responsible for creating many of the company's most successful thought leadership programs and designing new solution concepts, including Zoot's innovative mobile account opening solution Mobility Plus.

Alex has spoken at major industry events, published articles in leading industry publications including American Banker, Collections & Credit Risk, and The Financial Brand, and has been quoted in national news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the NBC Nightly News.

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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