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Allen Merrill

Senior Managing Director

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485 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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Allen K. Merrill is a Senior Managing Director in the Joint Ventures and Partnerships practice, based in New York. Allen has over 30 years of experience serving clients and building businesses across the financial, payments, retail, and healthcare sectors.


Allen Merrill’s clients have included:

  • Institutional and consumer banks
  • Payments networks, processors, and service providers
  • FinTechs, alternative lenders, and challenger banks
  • Mortgage companies, servicers, and brokers
  • Investment banks and securities firms
  • Wealth management firms and asset managers
  • Insurance companies and health care payers-providers
  • Retailers, merchants, and co-brand partnerships

Allen’s expertise spans strategy development, operational performance improvement, business restructuring, go-to-market model design, organizational effectiveness, joint venture and partnership structuring, and post-merger integration.

Previously, Allen was a Senior Executive and Head of Global Payments Advisory at Mastercard, and President of a mobile payments and technology start-up. He has also served in senior leadership roles at several other global management consulting firms.

Allen has lived and worked for four years in Europe, five years in Latin America, and 12 years in Asia, working with clients at the global, regional, and local level. He is fluent in Spanish and also speaks German and Japanese.

  • MPA, Finance, Harvard University
  • MPhil, International Relations and Economics, Oxford University
  • Honors BA, International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Certificate in Professional Music Production, Berklee College of Music

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