George brings 15 years in payments technology and 30 years in IT and entrepreneurship to help clients with payments strategy and market development. He applies his consulting expertise across a range of business and technology issues with particular emphasis on mobile and POS payments acceptance trends, online and offline data security, and digital identity. He also leads Glenbrook’s blockchain practice and instructs on blockchain mechanics and business trends.

Before joining Glenbrook, George directed Mercator Advisory Group’s emerging technologies advisory service.

As Vice President of Aberdeen Group’s telecommunications research, he led a team of 20 providing research and consulting services to large internet infrastructure firms in the networking, mobile and wireless, and data center sectors including Cisco, Ciena, Lucent, and others.

His entrepreneurial experience includes co-founder roles at payment identity firm Payment Pathways, internet service provider RapidNet, and business aviation online training firm DigiFlite.

George is the editor of Payments News, Glenbrook’s blog Payments Views, and the producer of Glenbrook’s podcast series, Payments on Fire.

George is also a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional / Payments (CSCIP/P).

Read George’s Payments View posts.