Our Team

CMSPI is a trusted advisor to hundreds of merchants across the globe. We are proud to be merchant champions, working to improve payments arrangements, reduce costs, and implement innovative solutions for the merchant community.

Lord Hodgson


As Chairman of CMSPI, Lord Hodgson is responsible for helping steer the growth of the business globally and guiding strategic initiatives. He is an experienced business man and politician.

Brendan Doyle


Brendan founded CMSPI after identifying a gap in the market for a truly independent merchant-centric payments consultancy. He has spent his career passionately campaigning on behalf of merchants.

Elley Frost


Elley is responsible for growing the business financially and expanding CMSPI’s presence in new territories. She is an industry expert in cash management and cash office technology solutions.

Andrew Golding

Non-Executive Director

Andrew sits on CMSPI’s Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. Andrew brings a wealth of business experience and banking industry expertise to his role.

Sam Appleby

SVP of Business Development

Sam leads the global business development team in identifying, developing, and securing new strategic relationships. He works closely with merchants to determine how CMSPI can best help their business.

Richard Kyne

SVP of Global Consultancy

Richard specializes in overcoming the complexities that surround multinational payments arrangements. He works with some of the world’s largest merchants to improve their cash management solutions.

Wayne Ashall

Managing Director - UK and Europe

As a specialist in complex cross-border payments, Wayne consistently saves clients 6-7 figures annually and is passionate about providing tailored, optimized solutions for merchants.

Karolina Tallar

Global CFO

Karolina leads the finance team and is responsible for the financial planning & analysis, corporate finance and treasury of CMSPI.

Alistair Matthewson

SVP, Director of Consultancy for NAM

Alistair heads up the U.S. consultancy team, working with the world’s largest merchants to provide insights into the card acceptance supply chain, with a particular focus on PIN/PINless debit routing solutions.

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