Robin Leidenthal

Executive Consultant

Emerging payment acceptance and processing models, risk management and payments strategy 

Robin is a leader in the payments industry with over 20 years of banking and financial technology experience. Robin has led large, dispersed teams of Sales Executives, Partner/ Relationship Managers, as well as payment and compliance policy and operations teams. Robin is an expert in emerging acquiring models such as Payment Facilitators, as well as traditional SMB and large merchant, card-not-present acceptance. Robin brings her experience to traditional banking disciplines, as well as higher risk / frictionless onboarding to enable growth while balancing risk and brand exposure. Robin’s experience is also global, having managed large international teams and building global processing relationships in the EU and UK. Robin’s diverse experience, most recently as an executive with Visa Inc., includes working with large banks as well as with early, disruptive fin tech start-ups, including PayPal, providing a unique approach to enabling new and traditional acceptance models. Robin has served as a Board Advisor to the Merchant Acquirer Committee (MAC), and on various ETA Committees. Robin also currently serves as the Bay Area Chapter Co-Chair.