Glenbrook Partners has announced that Elizabeth McQuerry has joined the firm as a Senior Director. As a respected thought leader on global payments, she strengthens Glenbrook's strategy practice with additional cross-border payments expertise. In particular, Elizabeth has experience in understanding core payments systems around the world, and has worked with central banks, large and small financial institutions, and payments services providers that are working to improve payments systems within countries.
"Our clients are telling us that international payments present one of their biggest challenges, but also one of the largest opportunities," said Carol Coye Benson, a managing partner with Glenbrook. "Elizabeth's expertise and perspective on these issues will be invaluable to our clients."
Before joining Glenbrook, Elizabeth was the head of FedGlobal ACH Payments for the Federal Reserve Retail Payments Office. She was responsible for developing the program's strategic direction, new product development, and market outreach program. During this period, the availability of international payments over the ACH network grew from 5 to 34 countries.
Elizabeth also worked at Microfinance International Corporation where she helped expand the company's payment network and to implement mobile-initiated cross-border payments. Elizabeth has collaborated with a number of industry groups and has been a frequent presenter at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She has extensive experience on payments issues in Latin America, especially Brazil and Mexico, Europe, Canada, and Japan. Her work has also focused on the regulatory and compliance aspects of international payments.
"Elizabeth brings to Glenbrook deep experience in the regulatory aspects of payments services," said Russ Jones, a managing partner with Glenbrook. "Her insights into international payments will help guide our clients as they develop strategies for both domestic and cross-border payments."