Strategy Consulting

"I think the changes going on at merchants' POS, with the growing number of cloud-based systems, will prove to be one of the most significant, and underestimated, catalysts of disruptive change in the industry for quite a while."
-- Allen Weinberg

Glenbrook's consulting practice focuses on strategy definition, product development and the application of innovative technologies to solve important problems. Our clients are from across the payments value chain, and include both providers and users of payments solutions. We provide our clients with strategic insight, industry-focused collaboration, and market scan programs.

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Custom Research

Glenbrook provides data-driven analysis - coupled with our unique insights and experience - to address the most pressing issues facing our clients.

Glenbrook specializes in private, commissioned in-depth industry research, providing qualitative insight into key questions and opportunities. Glenbrook uses its extensive network of industry contacts to conduct expert interviews as a part of these research projects.

In addition to custom research, Glenbrook periodically sells and distributes industry research reports: 

  • eCommerce Market Analysis
  • Cross-Border Payments
  • Payments Organization Strategy

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Payments Education

Glenbrook’s industry education program is designed to help professionals reach new levels of understanding and insight into the payments industry.  Our programs include our popular Payments Boot Camp, offered throughout the year in California and New York, and a variety of workshops. Private workshops get your team "on the same page" on payments!

Upcoming Boot Camps


October 11-12, 2016
Palo Alto, CA

October 18-19, 2016
New York, NY

What We Do

Founded in 2001, Glenbrook is a payments industry strategy consulting and research firm.  We bring to our clients a unique combination of our specialized skills in payments, many years of hands-on experience in the field, and our network of professional relationships.

Glenbrook serves payments professionals in many different kinds of companies across the payments industry.  We enjoy meeting and working with start-ups as well as managers from leading companies that are looking to innovate.  Learn more about Glenbrook & our clients.


Deep Knowledge

We provide deep knowledge on how payment systems work and are used.


Our disciplined approach to consulting assignments and research projects ensures rigorous analysis and intelligent results.



We explore how the industry is changing, and how technical, regulatory & economic levers are being moved. 

Insights & Opinions

We share our insights on what is happening in the industry and why.