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The go-to payments advisors for leading retailers around the globe.

CMSPI is the advisory firm that finance, payments and fraud teams turn to when they want to boost performance, navigate the market, and grow their businesses. Our payments experts use proprietary technologies to equip clients with data-driven insights to achieve best-in-market results through more legitimate transactions, with less fraud, all at a market leading cost.

Our Story

In 2011, after a career advising banks and merchants on improving payments, Brendan Doyle, Founder & CEO, set out to build a business that would change the global retail payments landscape for the better. The result is CMSPI; using a unique combination of knowledge, data and technology to improve the productivity of payments. This means a better outcome for merchants, payments companies and, ultimately, consumers.

Since then, CMSPI has become the go-to advisory firm for leading merchants across the globe, looking to supercharge their payments arrangements. In 2021, Inflexion, a global private equity firm, invested in our vision, helping to fuel our growth and develop new technologies that will drive future improvements in payments productivity.

Prashani Samaraweera

Brendan Doyle


We want to create a win-win-win for payments firms, retailers, and their customers. Our mission is all about making payments more productive and therefore – most importantly - helping our clients be successful and grow their businesses.

Our Leadership Team

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John Kerr

Chairman of the Board
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Brendan Doyle

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Elley Frost

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Richard Kyne

SVP, Global Consultancy
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Karolina Tallar

Global CFO
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Beth Ward

Chief People Success Officer
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Alistair Matthewson

SVP, Global Delivery
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Alex Ellwood

SVP, Marketing & Insights
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George Willis

SVP, Global Business Development
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Liz Garner

SVP, Head of Strategic Partnerships
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Sam Appleby

SVP, Business Development Director

Our Latest Insights

  • Blogs

Australian Businesses Could Be Losing Millions to Errors on Card Acceptance Invoices

Australian merchants paid an estimated $5 billion just in card fees this year¹. Merchants often think they need to switch payment partners to drive savings, but many are finding that the complexity of their current arrangements is already leaving millions on the table.

  • Blogs

Is Multi-Acquiring the Answer to Today’s Payments Challenges?

Read the top four reasons merchants are multi-acquiring today.

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False Declines, Outages, Fraud: Avoiding a Payments Storm This Peak Season

To wrap up our short 3-part fraud series, CMSPI reviews how merchants can avoid a trio of payments nightmares this holiday season.