MENLO PARK, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenbrook Partners, a leading payments consulting, education, and research firm, announced today that George Peabody has joined the firm as a Senior Director. As a respected thought leader in payment innovation, he strengthens Glenbrook's strategy practice with in-depth understanding of emerging and mobile commerce, as well as security and authentication technologies.
"For the first time in a generation, many of our clients are fundamentally rethinking the point of sale infrastructure, and they are doing so with an eye toward how payments can be used to grow their business," said Bryan Derman, a managing partner with Glenbrook. "George's expertise and perspective on the role of mobile technologies, data security, and identity in payments will be invaluable to our clients."
Before joining Glenbrook, George directed Mercator Advisory Group's emerging technologies advisory service. His research there focused on mobile payments acceptance, POS device evolution, and data security in eCommerce and point of sale transactions.
Earlier, as Vice President of Aberdeen Group's telecommunications research, George led a team of 20 providing research and consulting services to large Internet infrastructure firms in the networking, mobile, and data center sectors including Cisco, Ciena, Lucent, and others. His entrepreneurial experience also includes co-founder roles at payment identity firm Payment Pathways, Internet service provider RapidNet, and business aviation online training firm DigiFlite.
"With ten years of payments industry experience, George brings a strong background in market analysis, competitive positioning, and strategy development," said Russ Jones, a managing partner with Glenbrook. "He will be able to immediately utilize these skills as he help our clients rationalize their technology investments against emerging market opportunities."
About Glenbrook Partners
Glenbrook is a payments consulting, education, and research firm that brings to our financial services and financial technology clients the unique combination of specialized skills in payments, many years of hands-on experience in the field, and a wide network of professional relationships. The firm helps clients with strategy definition, product development, and the application of technology to solve leading edge problems in the financial services industry. For more information, visit http://www.glenbrook.com/.
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