Erin McCune

Erin McCune

For the most part, payments work fine today. Yet at the upper and lower ends of the spectrum there are challenges – complex, cross-border transactions between businesses are slow, expensive and unpredictable; cross-border remittances remain largely cash, dependent on literally hundreds of money transmitters and their respective agent networks; and low value day-to-day transactions in the developing world where financial inclusion is a priority are still not adequately served. Microtransactions on the web are another ideal use case, as existing payment systems are not cost-effective for very small value transactions. It is at these extremes that bitcoin has the most potential.
— Back from the Future: Bitcoin2014 Musings

Erin focuses her efforts at Glenbrook on client engagements in business-to-business payments, bill payment, cross-border transactions, global eCommerce, and emerging math based currencies. Erin has over fifteen years of experience leading increasingly complex payment initiatives for corporate clients and advising financial technologists and financial institutions on the development of their cash management capabilities.

In addition to consulting Erin leads our competitive intelligence practice. Glenbrook ‘Market Scan’ programs help our clients understand not only who is doing what in the industry, but also why it matters to them and what the consequences might be for their strategy.

She is also a contributor to Glenbrook’s Payments Views blog, where we share our opinions and points of view on the payments news of the day. Erin's blog posts and articles cover topics related to corporate finance, treasury technology, B2B payments, change leadership and financial process improvement.

Before joining Glenbrook, Erin was the founder of Forte Financial, a consulting firm focused on corporate finance efficiency, accuracy, and technology. Her work is grounded in proven change leadership and program management methodology, ensuring lasting results. She believes that "great strategy and clever technology solutions are too often casualties of poor execution" and is therefore committed to supporting clients from concept to reality.

Erin holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is the immediate past president of the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco and also a two-term past president of the San Francisco Treasury Management Association.

She lives in San Francisco, bakes her own sourdough bread, and relies on her bicycle to get around town.

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