Kevin Smith

Senior Consultant




Kevin has developed a successful and growing independent payments and risk consultancy practice with clients in the UK, across Europe and internationally. Previously, as Senior VP Fraud Management at Visa Europe, the role demanded extensive business, commercial and industry knowledge and leadership. Kevin is a senior payments industry subject matter expert with broad business development and management background.

He was directly responsible for risk product development and management, marketing, sales support, systems and operations requirements, fraud and risk policy and procedures management in European card payments, plus emerging payment schemes and channels.

Prior to this, Kevin demonstrated a detailed knowledge, success and leadership in redefining and enhancing the card acceptance and acquiring environments across Europe.  Kevin’s strengths and skills are founded on a long and successful career at Visa in Europe and globally, complementing previous roles within UK domestic card payments and UK retail banking. Achievements are based on his passion to deliver a positive difference, challenge the status quo, provide a customer focus, plus leverage his extensive industry knowledge and contacts.  Kevin is a proven motivator, results-focused with a positive outlook on business and life in general. He has extensive hands-on business development and operational knowledge of the UK and European card payments and acceptance. This is complemented with a strategic outlook and understanding plus detailed engagement in the industry and with key stakeholders at all levels. Kevin has demonstrated a keen focus on driving customer service and value plus delivering business success through personal and team achievements. This has been delivered through Kevin's engagement with banks, acquirers, processors, retailers, the Public Sector plus other key stakeholders across card payments and acceptance.