In spirited voting, the payments industry has chosen the top five consultants who help their businesses thrive by providing perspective, research and strategic planning. Surprisingly, write-in candidates played a key role in shaping the top five list—one of them received nearly 6,500 votes. Despite an extensive list of 21 candidates on the ballot, more than 40 payments consultants received write-in votes. The Profile Poll received more than 21,200 votes in total. Thanks to all who participated.
- Kurt Strawhecker (write-in), The Strawhecker Group: 6,496
- James Wester, IDC Financial Insights: 3,327
- Nigel Reed (write-in), Neopay: 2,584
- Richard K. Crone, Crone Consulting: 1,755
- Rick Oglesby, AZ Payments Group: 1,593
Profiles of the winners will be featured in upcoming editions of Pay News. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up for Paybefore e-newsletters so you can get the latest news delivered to your email inbox.
Congratulations to the winners!
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- Compliance Titans of Payments
- Women Driving Payments Change
- Smartest People in Paymarchives.paybefore.com/paymag/s17/mobileents
- Top Payments Tech Gurus