Edgar, Dunn & Company, a global strategy consulting firm, announced that payments and card products industry expert Michael Walters, has joined EDC’s financial services practice in its Sydney office. Mr.Walters will lead EDC’s market expansion in the Asia Pacific region to provide financial services institutions with strategic consulting services.
“Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the cards and payments industry, with deep expertise and experience in international payments infrastructure, as well as emerging payment products and systems,” said David Poe, CEO of Edgar, Dunn & Company. “With Michael on board, EDC is poised to expand throughout Asia Pacific and other global markets with world-class strategy consulting in payment systems, card products and smart card technology.”
EDC provides consulting services throughout the Asia Pacific region, with broad expertise in issues management, business planning and strategy development surrounding payment /card products and infrastructure. In particular, EDC is a world-recognized leader in payment products market entry, industry benchmarking and interchange.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Walters was a founder and CEO of Cards etc, which is the developer of Arterium, a smart card and application management system supporting many of the leading multi-application smart card implementations in Asia Pacific and North America. Prior to Cards etc, Michael was a founder of Electronic Trading Concepts (ETC), which provided market research and management consulting services to financial institutions, retailers and payment associations in Asia Pacific. Mr. Walters also co-founded Card Technologies Australia (now known as Catuity), which specialized in smart card solutions for the financial, transit and retail sectors internationally. Mr. Walters began his career in management consulting with Deloitte Haskins + Sells (DH+S) in 1989, focusing on card payment systems projects for regulatory authorities, financial institutions and major retailers throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Mr. Walters holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Australian National University, where he was later a lecturer. He has published numerous articles on card systems, privacy and smart cards in a range of academic and industry journals. Mr. Walters resides in Sydney, Australia.
About Edgar, Dunn & Company
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) is a global strategy consulting firm specializing in financial services. Founded in 1978, the firm is widely regarded as the pre-eminent experts in payment products and services. The firm provides deep expertise in the analysis, design, and implementation of payment products and services and the application of new technologies for the financial services industry. EDC’s offices are located in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, and Sydney and serve clients in over 30 countries on six continents. The Sydney office is located at 45 Lime Street, Suite 302, NSW 2000, Australia. More information can be found at .