Consulting and Advisory Services

“Rick was instrumental in helping me develop my go-to-market strategy for payments services. He conducted analysis and interviews across key segments and helped me better define product bundling and value drivers. I was thoroughly impressed with Rick’s knowledge and contacts within the payments industry. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.
Head of Corporate Marketing at a data security firm

“Brad and his team were instrumental in improving the profitability of our products as well as reducing the cost of acceptance over the internet. Any company looking to grow and become more profitable should utilize his services.”
CMO of a consumer product e-commerce company

“Rick’s industry expertise and experience has added tremendous value to the growth of our company and has significantly contributed to the development of our long-term competitive strategy and product development.  I would highly recommended Rick and his team to any of my closest business partners.”
CEO + CoFounder of a growth-oriented e-commerce ISO and gateway

“Brad and team helped us develop a consumer product idea that turned out to be spectacularly successful. He helped us open up a target market worth close to half a billion dollars! He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services.”
SVP of Strategic Services for a top 10 bank

“It is hard to find anyone more knowledgable about the US payments market, than Rick Oglesby and the AZ Payments team. Rick’s expertise and guidance was a cornerstone in our US market entry and he’s just also so great to work with. We have used his services again and plan on continuing to do so.”
CEO of a multinational EMV mPOS gateway

“Working with Rick was always an excellent experience. He has incredible depth of knowledge and strong critical thinking skills so he was always able to distill the “so whats,” and likely impacts in the highly evolving work of payments. Rick is very service minded. He is a great listener and is astute in his assessments of his clients’ organizational needs and culture. We counted on Rick as a trusted go to source and knew he would always accommodate our needs…….even to the point of meeting me in an airport for several hours to review some rapidly unfolding events and implications with him as preparation for a strategy meeting with our CEO!”
SVP of Strategic Marketing for a top global acquirer

“I worked with Rick on a couple of strategic projects. Not only was he a pleasure to work with, he provided us with quality deliverables and was very open to all feedback. His deep knowledge of the payments industry and ecosystem was also instrumental to our projects.”
Senior Marketing Manager at a major alternative payments startup

Public Speaking

“Rick is an exceptionally skilled speaker, moderator, and payments industry expert. His keynote presentation received rave reviews from meeting attendees. Rick demonstrates the ability to connect with his audience on a level that is easily understandable, fluid, and insightful. He brings new awareness to his audience with astounding ease and connects to the audience with his artful and poised, conversational-style approach. His organization of content and method of presentation is meticulous and without flaw.”
Conference organizer for a major industry organization

“Rick moderated several panels for my events focused on the mobile commerce and payments sector and was always a pleasure to work with. He is professional, knowledgeable, articulate, organized and puts a great deal of effort and preparation into every event. He always presented from a thought leadership rather than a commercial perspective and was extremely helpful in providing feedback regarding program development and suggestions for additional industry experts. Anyone who has the chance to work with Rick will be extremely fortunate!”
Conference organizer

Press Support

“When looking for keen insights on what’s going on in the exploding field of mobile payments, I and other reporters here at Digital Transactions have repeatedly turned to Rick as one the best-informed expert sources available His knowledge–and even more important, his understanding–of developments in this business is first-rate. I cannot recommend him highly enough as an expert in this field.”
-Editor at a major payments trade publication

“Rick has been a phenomenal source for me. He knows the industry inside and out, his opinions are insightful and he is highly quotable without trying to be. Rick always gets back to me before deadline or lets me know immediately if he won’t be able to (which was always very rare). What else could a trade journalist want?”
-Editor at a major payments trade publication

“Rick is one of the most knowledgeable people in payments. He understands the new mobile payment technology and all the tricky legacy stuff that is so important.”
-Editor at a national business news publication

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