Elizabeth McQuerry

Elizabeth McQuerry

 
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On some level it’s hard to fathom that there is room in the market for so many specialized cross-border payments companies. Certainly some will fail and others will be bought out and their technology incorporated into bigger platforms. On another level, it makes perfect sense that these more specialized companies are present precisely because they are better at narrowly focused solutions. Not every payment is like every other payment.
— Local Knowledge, Global Payments -- Payments Views, Oct 2012

Elizabeth has over a decade of experience in developing global payments services. She has worked extensively in retail payments focusing on international remittances, person-to-person, business, and government payments.

As the head of FedGlobal ACH Payments for the Federal Reserve Retail Payments Office, Elizabeth was responsible for developing the program’s strategic direction, new product development, and market outreach program. During this period, the availability of international payments via the ACH network grew from 5 to 34 countries.

Her experience includes developing new standards for international payments in the ACH network as well as being a founding contributor to the International Payments Framework Association (IPFA), helping to develop a method to simplify the exchange of cross-border payments across disparate formats.

Elizabeth also worked at Microfinance International Corporation where she helped expand the company’s payment network and to implement mobile-initiated cross-border payments.

Elizabeth has collaborated with a number of industry groups and has been a frequent presenter at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She has extensive experience on payments issues in Latin America, especially Brazil and Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Her work has also focused on the regulatory and compliance aspects of international payments.


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