Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Auriemma Consulting Group Continues to Attract Top Talent to Its UK Practice

The Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG), the leading Payments consultancy in the UK has today announced the appointment of former Barclaycard Executive, Mark Jackson, as Director of Knowledge Management for their UK practice. The appointment reinforces ACG's insights, value management, marketing, pricing and analytical capabilities, and underlines the commitment to continue to deliver expert, industry leading and relevant insight to clients. ACG has dramatically increased its client base and influence across the UK over the last three years, and works with most of the UK's major card issuers, lenders and payments institutions.

Mark developed a revolutionary account level value measurement tool which is still believed to be best in class today. He then went on to hold a number of senior roles at Barclaycard, including Head of Card Based Lending and Revenue Management, Head of Rewards and Head of Existing Customer Management. Across these roles, Mark initiated and delivered commercial strategies which delivered GBP multi-million P&L impacts, including the Pricing and Balance Transfer strategies. Mark has a wealth of experience in Turnover and Activation, Lending Growth, Portfolio Optimisation and Customer Experience disciplines alongside Strategy and Planning, Product Development, Marketing and Value Management.

ACG's UK Managing Director and principle architect behind the firm's UK growth, Matt Simester, said: "We're delighted to have secured Mark's skills to help drive forward our Knowledge Management and General Consultancy Practices. Mark is an outstanding commercial talent with a track record of delivering high returns and innovative thinking for businesses. He will be an excellent addition to our highly capable team".

Jackson said "I'm delighted to be part of such a forward thinking and outstanding team of professionals. I'm thoroughly looking forward to working with ACG's clients across the cards and payments industry and to helping them to shape strategies that will drive high-impact returns".

About the Auriemma Consulting Group

Since 1984, ACG has offered comprehensive management consulting, research, industry roundtable and benchmarking services to the financial services industry. ACG clients include credit card issuers and networks, commercial banks, auto and mortgage lenders, merchants, and industry vendors. With offices in London and New York, ACG offers actionable solutions to help clients make important business decisions to maximise their efficiencies and revenues.

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