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The Strawhecker Group

The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is a management consulting company focused on the payments industry. The company specializes in providing financial institutions, merchant acquirers, card associations, ISOs, processing companies, large merchants, and the investment community with advisory services to maximize their growth and profitability. TSG is also a source of consumer spending data, industry research, benchmark studies and developing trends. For more information, please visit
TSG Service Groups

  • Payments Strategy
    Payments Strategy encompasses the full spectrum of advisory services within the Payments Industry. The depth of these services is built on deep industry knowledge - the Partners and Associates of the firm have an average of over 23 years of industry experience. With clients from card issuers to merchant acquirers, TSG has the experience and expertise to provide real-time strategies.
  • Transaction Advisory
    Whether buying or selling, seeking investment funding, or planning your company’s exit strategy, TSG’s experience can be critical to achieving success. TSG has performed hundreds of valuations and/or business assessments in the past five years - valued up to $2 billion.
  • TSG Metrics
    TSG Metrics, the strategic research and analysis division of TSG, provides the Payments Industry with highly focused research and industry-wide studies. TSG Metrics takes data, boils it down to information, transforms it to knowledge and presents it to provide wisdom to its client partners.
  • Consumer Spend Division
    TSG understands consumer spend trends and the macro-economic landscape. TSG’s Consumer Spend Division (CSD) has a wealth of unique data that can provide extraordinary insight into consumer spending patterns at major merchant categories through our spend database that spans over 3.5 million U.S. merchants and $620+ billion of total annualized spending.