About this episode
In today’s episode, Martin is joined by Mark Beresford, Director at EDC based in our London office and leads our retailer practice. In the conversation, Mark shares his views and perspective on the rapid growth and expansion of the payment orchestration space, a relatively cutting-edge innovation trend that has emerged over the past few years. As Mark points out in the intro, the number of payment orchestration companies has risen sharply over the past few years with just five companies included in EDC’s monitoring database at the start of the pandemic to a current total of twenty-two with more being added.
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Mark is a Director in the London office and heads up the Retailer Payments Practice for EDC. He has over 25 years of experience of consulting strategy in the payments and fintech industries. Mark works with leading global merchants, and payment suppliers to retailers, to develop omnichannel acceptance strategies. He uses the 360° Payment Diagnostic methodology developed by EDC to identify cost efficiencies and new growth opportunities for retailers by defining an appropriate mix of payment methods, acceptance channels, innovative consumer touchpoints, and optimizing Payment Service Providers and acquiring relationships. Outside the payments and fintech industry Mark is a passionate snowboarder.
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