Mercator Advisory Group Appoints Patricia Hewitt VP and Managing Director of Consulting Services

Mercator Advisory Group Appoints Patricia Hewitt VP and Managing Director of Consulting Services

Boston, MA – October 4, 2013 - Mercator Advisory Group, the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the banking and payments industry, today announced the appointment of Patricia Hewitt to the firm’s senior management team as Vice President and Managing Director of Consulting Services.

Prior to this appointment, Patricia (Patti) Hewitt was Director, Debit Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and an acknowledged thought leader in the payments industry. Ronald Mazursky, a 30-year veteran in the industry, has joined Mercator and will be leading the Debit Advisory Service. A separate announcement will follow.

Robert Misasi, President of Mercator Advisory Group, commented, "Patti’s extensive industry experience, research expertise, and consulting leadership will allow us to better serve our customers by accelerating the growth of our strategic consulting and custom research business line. These efforts capitalize on our seasoned, focused team and demonstrate the growth of our organization and the need in the industry for fact-based advice, and analysis. We are very fortunate to be able to add high-caliber talent to our management team."

Patti’s career in financial services began in 1982 and since then she has held senior leadership positions in companies across the payments industry including Tier 1 commercial banks, Fortune 100 technology companies, and as principal of her own consulting firm. During her five-year tenure at Mercator Advisory Group, Patti has grown the Debit Advisory Service into a thriving practice and has been integral to the development of specialized services designed to augment our syndicated research.