Mercator Advisory Group names industry veteran as Vice President and Managing Director of Research.

Theodore Iacobuzio, a well-known industry veteran with more than 30 years’ achievement analyzing, advising and managing in the payments marketplace, has been named Mercator’s Vice President and Managing Director, Research. At his new post he’ll lead Mercator Advisory Group’s team of seasoned payments analysts.

Ted’s extensive background reveals immense industry experience and most recently includes serving as Mercator’s Managing Director of Custom Research and Consulting Services. Prior to this role, Ted spent 14 years at Mastercard in the network’s Insights area, and before Mastercard he founded and managed TowerGroup’s Payments Practice. Earlier in his career at Lafferty Publications, Ted managed the New York desk as well as the editorship of Cards International, and prior to that he consulted for small banks and credit unions at Alex Sheshunoff Management Services.

“Ted brings a wealth of senior leadership experience, context, and professionalism to our group as we assist our clients in navigating through this post-COVID environment,” said Robert Misasi, CEO of Mercator Advisory Group. “Ted and I worked closely together throughout my career at TowerGroup, and I look forward to his exceptional thought leadership and insights as he drives Mercator’s research agenda. I know our clients’ needs are being served by a great team of subject-matter experts, led by Ted, with the most capable hands in the research industry.”

Ted assumed the role effective June 15, 2020 and commented:

“The Mercator team of thought leaders is the best in the business, and it is my real pleasure to be working with respected colleagues and leading such an accomplished and lively group of professionals. I also look forward to continuing to engage with and serve our clients in this new capacity moving forward.”

Since 2003, Mercator Advisory Group remains dedicated to Focus. Depth. and Service within the payments industry.