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Summer 2023 SIG: Small Ticket/Restaurant

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Merchant-only peer networking to identify, collaborate on, and affect solutions to payments industry challenges for Small Ticket / Restaurant merchant professionals.


  • Michael Brundage | Treasury Manager - Inspire Brands

    Michael has been with Inspire Brands since 2017. During this period, he has worked in a variety of roles with payments and most recently has managed payments for Inspire Brands. In this role his responsibilities have included identifying ways to lower cost of acceptance, managing relationships with various partners including card networks, acquirers, gateway providers, and other technology companies. He’s also a key stakeholder in crafting the long-term payment strategy for Inspire Brands, as well as the digital road map for the company. Prior to this, Michael worked for Priority Payment Systems where he worked on a number of payment initiatives. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and an MBA from Georgia Sothern University.

  • Peter Jessiman | Director of Payments - The Wendy's Company

    Peter Jessiman has worked in the payments/EFT industry since 1993 in various capacities and for a variety of operation types within the industry; from financial institutions, to issuers, payment processors, and merchant acquirers. This diversity of experience has provided him with a well-rounded perspective and extensive insights within the industry. Today, Peter works as Director of Payments for The Wendy’s Company overseeing payment acceptance at more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide. Currently for the MAG, Peter is a contributor on the Education Committee. Mr. Jessiman has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas in Austin and a M.B.A from Texas A&M. Peter has stayed true to his Boston roots and is still an avid hockey fan to this day, where he lives in the Dallas area with wife, Brandy, and step-son Jake.

  • Ashley Johnson | Senior Merchant Payments Manager - Texas Roadhouse

    Ashley Johnson has over 12 years of banking, financial, and payments knowledge. Currently, she is the Senior Cash Manager for Texas Roadhouse, recently celebrating her 8 year anniversary with the company. Through her experiences of working both sides of the coin, previously as a banker and now as a merchant, she has been able to streamline and create efficiencies in the world of merchant payments and reconciliation. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Louisville and is in pursuit of her Master’s, finishing up this year. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David and two daughters, Emma and Annslee; serving as a member of the MAG Education Committee and co-chairing the MAG Small Ticket/ Restaurant Special Interest Group.

  • Jim DuBoyce | Managing Director - W. Capra Consulting Group

    With experience in finance, payment operations, risk management, procurement and supply chain management roles in his career, Jim brings a diverse background to W. Capra and his clients. Jim specializes in assisting clients develop their payment acceptance strategy, reduce processing costs, and improving payment operations. His client engagements include major oil companies, convenience store chains, drug stores, quick serve restaurants, specialty retailers, card issuers and online merchants.

June 16, 2023
Fri 1:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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