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Ali Raza

Principal, CCG Catalyst Consulting Group


Ali Raza is a Principal and payments leader at CCG Catalyst supporting clients with their strategy, business, and operating issues. He brings 20+ years of experience across Big Four, boutique consultancy, and industry, and deep subject matter expertise in consumer banking, cards, and payments. Prior to CCG, Ali held senior leadership positions at PwC and Speer & Associates, Inc.

As a consultant and senior advisor to executive management, Ali has directed and led over 100 high-impact strategy-to-execution engagements across 20 countries (North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia) for leading banks, payments providers, processors, networks, startups, and investment firms. He has successfully collaborated with senior teams and clients in the U.S. and internationally to build and grow businesses, expand market share and profitability, drive innovation, improve operating performance, and increase shareholder value.

Recent engagements have focused on mobile and emerging payments, development of FinTech and bank partnerships, and strategic support for startups including business and capital planning.

As a senior industry thought-leader, Ali provides research, analysis and insights into macro payments trends and key drivers. Additionally, he serves on the Fed’s Faster Payments Task Force and is an advisor to several early-stage FinTech companies.

Ali holds a B.A. in Economics from Reed College.