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About Us

Providing specialized payment system consulting services to the financial service industry since 2001

Why Savage Consulting Group?


We've been where you are. We have over 25 years of experience in the payments industry working for banks, credit unions, networks, and payment processing companies. We've worked the trenches and understand the day-to-day challenges, from high level strategy to the nuts and bolts of operations.


We work for you. Client success is our primary objective. Since we don’t represent or sell any third party solutions, we remain independent and objective. This means recommendations are 100% in the client’s best interest.


We can’t afford to be theoretical. We deliver practical, real world solutions and are often called upon to implement the recommended solutions. We consistently deliver on time and on budget, and we are proud to have every client on our reference list.

Savage Consulting Group offers consulting services

to financial institutions, processors, and networks in all aspects of the payments industry. The range of services includes:

  • Managing the RFP process for selecting transaction processing vendors
  • Re-engineering payment system back office processes
  • Resolving operational issues for ATM, debit, and credit card programs
  • Designing settlement and reconciliation processes
  • Managing card program processor conversion projects
  • Completing card program profitability analysis
  • Developing educational curriculum for the payments industry

Experience matters…


Suzanne Savage

The firm’s principal, Suzanne Savage, has a broad payment systems background that includes 25+ years working with data processors, EFT networks, ATM management companies and financial institutions. Ms. Savage specializes in payment system strategy and analysis as well as optimizing back office operations. Prior to her work as a consultant, she held management positions at Benton International, CO-OP Network, XtraCash ATM, and Security Pacific Bank. Ms. Savage holds an M.B.A. from the California State University at Fullerton and a B.A. in Business-Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.



Savage Consulting Group utilizes resources in other fields and disciplines as needed to meet the needs of our clients. Our associates are experienced professionals in network design, PCI, e-commerce, and strategic planning.