Wayne Brown, Managing Partner
The Walker Group
Wayne Brown has over three decades of experience in the financial services and technology industries, starting as a senior auditor at Irving Bank (acquired by Bank of New York in 1988).
With the rise of ecommerce, Wayne decided to gain an understanding of the impact of technology on financial services, and he began by leveraging his auditing skills and extending his network.
From there, Wayne held various positions of increased responsibility at large technology companies and global top-tier banks.
There he focused on improving financial and operational controls, by ensuring that department policies and procedures were enforced and that deviations were identified, documented and remediated.
As product manager at MasterCard International, Wayne’s role consisted of helping to build the MasterCard Remote Presentment and Payment Service (RPPS) network by working directly with new customers. RPPS® became the primary gateway for home banking transactions and at its peak, held 98% of the market.
About The Walker Group
For the last eight years, Wayne has focused his advisory practice on collaboration with banks and FinTech companies to identify opportunities for process improvements, the development of new products and/or the identification of new partners. Some of the key challenges banks face are post-acquisition or merger duplication of systems with resulting reconciliation issues.
Another challenge is the existence of multiple silos within the banks that do not interact well with one another, further exacerbating the duplication of processes and expenses. Wayne responds to both of these challenges with strategies and solutions accompanied by processes to carry them out, monitor them, and adjust the outcomes.