Alliance is a recognized leader in partnership development and advisory services to the payments industry. Our expertise in consumer lending, co-branded and private label credit cards, debit cards, credit union and agent bank card programs, portfolio assessment and modeling provide our clients with valuable insight to help them make informed decisions and grow their businesses. With two decades of experience, the Alliance team has a proven track record in delivering innovative solutions and results for our clients. Our executives average more than 15 years of experience in the payment industry.
Brian Cadieux is an experienced senior executive with more than 20 years of management, business development, and partnership marketing experience in the payments industry. Prior to founding Alliance in 2000, Brian was a principal in a merchant banking partnership, serving on the board and as the senior executive of portfolio companies in the financial services, marketing, real estate, and agriculture fields.
Brian also served as a senior executive at The Kessler Group where he was responsible for partnership program new business development in the college and university and co-branded markets on behalf of financial institutions such as MBNA America, Household, and Fleet. He was also responsible for KFS' partnership insurance program in the university marketplace. Brian is a graduate of Babson College.
Joe Purzycki was formerly the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Barclaycard US, a division of Barclaycard International. Barclaycard International is the 5th largest issuer of credit cards globally and Barclaycard US the 9th largest issuer of credit cards domestically. As Vice Chairman and member of the bank’s Board of Directors, Joe was directly involved in the management and strategic direction of the company.
Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Barclaycard US in 2007, Joe managed Customer Care and Bank Operations. Prior to joining Barclays Bank, Mr. Purzycki was Executive Vice President of Chase Card Services from 2001 to 2006 and was a member of the Card Services Senior Management Team. Mr. Purzycki managed the Business Development Segment, which was responsible for signing and renewing co-branded and affinity partners. In 2002 Bank One/Chase re-emerged as a leader in the co-branded industry with the signing of companies like Disney, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Sony and Circuit City.
Mr. Purzycki began his credit card career at MBNA America Bank in 1990 where he was an Executive Vice President. Mr. Purzycki managed the credit card businesses for MBNA’s transportation business (NASCAR), and its sports business (National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League) and its college and university business.
Joe has Master’s degree in Education Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Delaware.
After receiving his Bachelors of Science and Master’s degrees, Mr. Purzycki went on to become the head football coach at Delaware State University and James Madison University. Mr. Purzycki currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware and is active at his alma mater where he serves on their Athletic Advisory Board. In 2005, Mr. Purzycki was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, the State of Delaware African American Hall of Fame and the University of Delaware Hall of Fame.
Jerry Coyne has been a leader in the payments industry for more than 25 years. As a founding partner of Alliance in 2000, Jerry brings significant experience from his tenure as a senior executive at The Kessler Group where he was responsible for managing partnership program new business development on behalf of MBNA America and MBNA Canada Bank.
Prior to KFS, Jerry was a senior executive at First Data Resources, responsible for the business development and management of FDR's Boston, New York, and Baltimore business units. He began his professional career with Xerox. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.
Wally brings to Alliance over 35 years in the finance industry. He began his career at Bank of Boston, eventually heading the New England Commercial Banking Division. Wally left Bank of Boston to become CFO of a large real estate syndication company where he structured and assembled financing for office and residential partnerships. In the late 1980's Wally later became CFO of Kessler Financial Services (now The Kessler Group), where he financed and helped control its explosive growth with its partner and client, MBNA America Bank.
Subsequently, Wally co-founded a specialty direct mail company and an investment banking firm specializing in structured finance, both of which were later sold to larger organizations in their fields. In the latter company, he was responsible for structuring pools of auto loans and credit card receivables, and obtaining investment grade ratings from Standard and Poor's. Wally is a graduate of Bowdoin College and has an MBA degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
As founder of Derby Management, Jack provides management consulting services in the areas of business strategy, sales effectiveness, financial planning and fundraising for emerging companies. He is a trusted advisor to the Alliance management team, offering keen insight and strategic direction that has helped the company grow.
Prior to forming Derby Management, Jack served as CEO of Mayer Electronics Corporation, President of CB Sports, President of Litton Industries Medical Systems, CEO of Datamedix Corporation and President of Becton Dickinson Medical Systems.
Named to Mass High Tech’s All Star Team, Jack is a frequent speaker at numerous business organizations including the MIT Enterprise Forum, the Small Business Association of New England, Harvard Business School, and the WPI Venture Forum. He is a lecturer at MIT where he teaches classes in business plan writing and marketing for undergraduate students and an adjunct professor at Tufts University’s School of Engineering where he teaches a course in Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing.
Jack is an active board member in a number of emerging companies and has served as the Vice Chair of the Smaller Business Association of New England. In 2004 Jack was the recipient of SBANE’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his significant contributions to the entrepreneurial community.
Jack is a graduate of Boston College and has earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Angela comes to Alliance with nearly 20 years of experience in product development and marketing for co-branded and affinity credit cards. During her career, Angela focused on credit card product development for Alliance Development Group, managed acquisition marketing with PNC Bank, and played a key role for Upromise in developing, negotiating, and launching their co-branded credit card program.
Most recently, Angela was the senior executive with The Kessler Group responsible for the Bank of America marketing relationship, for which she managed the direct marketing of more than 11,000 unique efforts annually. Angela is a graduate of Harvard University.