Raymond Pucci, Veteran Market Analyst, Joins Mercator Advisory Group

Mercator Advisory Group Expands Market Research and Analysis Talent

Boston, MA - January 18, 2016 - Mercator Advisory Group is pleased to announce that Raymond Pucci, an accomplished market analyst and strategist, is joining the firm’s Advisory Practices as Associate Director of Research Services.

"I am very pleased to welcome Raymond Pucci to the Mercator team. His deep background in research and analysis and 20+ years serving management teams across financial and technology firms will be a great benefit to our clients. His significant project leadership and execution-oriented background will further increase Mercator’s consulting capacity. He will be a supporting team member for our Credit and Debit Advisory Services teams, with a special focus on merchant related products and services," stated Robert Misasi, CEO of Mercator Advisory Group.

Raymond was formerly Director of Market Research & Analysis at Lexington Research Group, an industry and business advisory firm that he established 20 years ago in Lexington, MA. At Lexington Research, he focused on delivering strategic analysis and guidance to corporate management and decision-makers on changing market dynamics and competitive forces. Previously, he was Strategic Planning Manager at Honeywell Information Systems in the Boston area.

He is a seasoned business practitioner and consultant who has worked across several industry groups including technology, financial services, healthcare, consumer products, and private equity groups, producing actionable results to business clients seeking new and growing market opportunities.

Raymond has been a speaker at trade shows and conferences, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell School of Business.

He received an MBA from the Boston College Graduate School of Management, as well as an undergraduate degree in Economics from Syracuse 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.