Chief Innovation Officer
Jared is a respected thought leader in the Payments Industry. He has significant industry experience, having spent 19 years focused on the payments/merchant acquiring space in emerging areas such as integrated payments, connected commerce, mCommerce, EMV, smart terminals and omnichannel strategies.
As the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Jared is focused on bringing together key functions and team members at TSG to drive collaboration and unlock value in order to fuel growth and provide exciting capabilities and tools for TSG’s client base. Jared is involved in a variety of strategic marketing initiatives, buy/sell-side advisory engagements, consulting and market intelligence projects, strategic planning and business development efforts. Prior to the CIO role, Jared led and developed TSG’s market intelligence team. Jared also has significant expertise in synthesizing and communicating actionable insights and intelligence to clients having spent most of his career in market intelligence payments roles.
As a payments industry thought leader, Jared has also presented at a wide range of industry, client and academic events, as an expert on the industry in emerging areas such as mobile payments, cloud-based POS systems, IoT payments and omnichannel strategies and has advised government entities, such as The White House, on industry public policy. Jared is also instrumental in TSG’s media relations and has been frequently quoted in mainstream media outlets such as the NY Times, WSJ, NBC, MIT Technology Review, Forbes and Digital Transactions.
Prior to joining TSG, Jared held strategy and product management positions during his ten-year tenure at First Data. While at First Data, he developed and launched First Data’s first international market intelligence team under the Corporate Strategy group and managed First Data’s SpendTrend product under the company’s Information and Analytics Group. During his time with the Information and Analytics group, Jared also worked closely with First Data’s Clover team on building out data products such as the Insightics POS application. Jared was also highly involved in major strategic initiatives such as partnership exploration, mergers and acquisitions, and international enter and exit strategies during his time at First Data.
Jared completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska – Omaha with a major in Journalism. Jared resides in the Omaha area with his wife Tiffany and their daughter Jaelynn. On the side, Jared is a “Vette” aficionado and enjoys his need for speed.