5 B2B Payments Influencers We Follow (and You Should Too!)

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In the ever-evolving world of payments, keeping on top of the latest news and trends can be tough. That’s why following industry experts who share great content and insights can be invaluable. Here are 5 payments influencers we follow—and you should too!
5 B2B Payments Influencers We Follow (and You Should Too!)

Accelerated by the pandemic, the payments industry has experienced immense digital transformation and innovation over the last few years. This evolution towards digital payments has been particularly interesting to watch in the business-to-business (B2B) space, as technology and business processes are finally starting to catch up to buyers’ expectations.

Reporting and commenting on the changing payments landscape are several industry experts whose comprehensive content and unique insights we think you’ll find valuable if you’re passionate about the digitization of finance.

Here’s a list of top payments influencers to follow (in no particular order) to learn more about the future of payments and commerce. To stay on top of emerging payments trends, you'll want to add them to your newsfeed.

1. Karen Webster, CEO, PYMNTS.com, Market Platform Dynamics

Karen Webster is a leading expert on B2B payments and a strategic advisor to many CEOs and boards in the payments and commerce space. As the CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in payments, financial services, mobile, B2B, digital media, and technology sectors to identify, ignite, and monetize innovation.

Karen is also the founder and CEO of PYMNTS.com, one of the industry’s top sources for news and content surrounding payments and commerce. Topics she writes about include payments, mobile, social strategy, product design, pricing/incentives, customer acquisition, retention, and loyalty.

Karen recently sat down with Versapay CEO Craig O’Neill on the PYMNTS podcast to chat about the biggest emerging payment trends for buyers and suppliers. Interested in hearing more? You can access the exclusive interview with Craig here.

Where to find them

Twitter

LinkedIn

2. Kate Fitzgerald, Senior Editor, PaymentsSource.com

Kate Fitzgerald is the senior editor of the leading news and information resource for payments and financial services professionals, PaymentsSource.com. Her writing focuses on the need for expanding digital payment technology, digital banking, and customer experience.

Kate also writes on the important role women are playing in driving payments technology innovation, a priority PaymentsSource showcases through their Most Influential Women in Payments series.

Where to find them

Twitter

LinkedIn

3. Alex Jiménez, Chief Strategy Officer, Extractable

Alex Jiménez is the Chief Strategy Officer at Extractable, a strategic consulting, design, and data analytics agency focused on the future of financial services. This tech veteran actively curates and shares trending content on digital banking, digital transformation, fintech, leadership, and innovation. As a top payments influencer he regularly speaks at various industry events and has presented on panels to discuss digital banking, payments, and the future of financial services. He’s also been quoted by the likes of the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal.

Alex recently spoke on a podcast presented by One Touch Video Banking on the transformation of customer experience within banking accelerated by COVID-19.

Where to find them

Twitter

LinkedIn

4. Jim Marous, CEO, The Digital Banking Report, Co-Publisher, The Financial Brand

Jim Marous is one of the world’s most recognized financial services experts, as one of the minds behind the publication, The Financial Brand, and the CEO of The Digital Banking Report. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, presenting on topics such as fintech, digital banking, payments, financial marketing, and customer experience. Jim also hosts his own podcast called Banking Transformed.

Marous actively contributes to other publications like Forbes, and has been featured by CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Economist to name a few.

We particularly enjoyed his keynote from the 2019 Payments Canada SUMMIT, in which he speaks about what folks in the payments industry can learn from world-leading innovators in consumer technology.

Where to find them

Twitter

LinkedIn

5. Spiros Margaris, Founder, Margaris Ventures

Spiros Margaris is a payment tech consultant and keynote speaker, presenting at international FinTech and InsurTech conferences. He is the founder and advisor of Margaris Ventures and serves on the board of several tech and fintech companies.

As a globally recognized fintech influencer, Spiros covers topics such as cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and the intersection of technology and ethics. The latter was the subject of a Ted Talk Spiros gave in 2017, titled “How Fintech can positively impact the world.”

Where to find them

Twitter

LinkedIn

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With these payments influencers’ content in your feed, you’ll never be out of the loop again. If you want even more industry insights, you could always visit the Versapay blog, or attend our next Finance and Accounting Masterclass. We are committed to collaborating with subject matter experts like those mentioned in our list, and aim to deliver the most engaging, educational content in the market.