PG Research & Advisory Services

An independent consulting firm founded by Patricia Hewitt in 2016 specializing in providing:

  • On-target, action-oriented consulting
  • Project-based  services
  • Proprietary surveys
  • RFP/RFI support
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Industry training and education
  • Marketing content/white papers
  • Expert resource to augment existing teams on a temporary basis

PGRA was founded in order to provide cost-effective payments expert services to the industry-at-large.

Representative Projects

  • System conversion expert for platform migration project (consumer loan company)
  • Developed and fielded first person survey on financial institution preferences and investment considerations for ATM managed services and CNP fraud.
  • Competitive intelligence study across three (3) individual business segments for market segment leader
  • Development of second iteration data analysis and heuristic tool used to articulate the Total Cost of CNP Fraud
  • Developing and delivering strategic market presentations
  • Marketing content development
  • Industry education webinars

In addition, PGRA's founder, Patricia Hewitt, frequently participates as an industry expert in various events such as:

  • Judge - 2017 Open Banking Hackathon (CapGemini)
  • Panelist - 2018 World Payments Report TwitterChat (CapGemini)

Independent Advice, Payments Expertise

Patricia has worked with many of the top companies in the financial services industry including American Express, MasterCard, First Data, FIS, CO-OP Financial Services, Vantiv, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Dunkin’ Brands, Amazon, Cardtronics, PSCU, and many others. She also gained valuable experience helping start-ups navigate the industry, their competitive markets and develop go-to-market roadmaps.

Her knowledge of the inner workings of the financial services value chain allows her to place market dynamics in context, enabling richer and more meaningful engagements. Her work is grounded by this background and her passion for payments comes through in each project, no matter how large or small.


Patti is an advocate, speaker and active fund-raiser for the Alzheimer's Association, dedicated to raising awareness and supporting research in the fight to find a cure.

Complimentary Consultation

This is a firm devoted to working with clients across the value chain to further the education, research and analysis of the payments industry through the efficient use of independent resources.  

For more information or to schedule a complimentary discussion on how I can support your research, strategic market analysis or communication needs, please contact Patricia directly.