Casey Merolla


Payments Strategy and Innovation


Casey Merolla is a Principal at First Annapolis, concentrating on the firm’s payment strategy and innovation practice. Casey’s primary areas of focus include enterprise payments strategies, EMV strategy and implementation, card fraud operations improvement, emerging payments strategies, debit and prepaid card strategies, strategic sourcing decisions, and mergers and acquisitions support.

Casey has extensive payments industry consulting expertise, working with leading financial institutions, payment networks, processors, card manufacturers, retailers, and technology providers. Recent engagements include defining EMV strategies and implementation planning, developing financial institution payment strategies, and assisting financial institutions in improving card fraud operations performance. She has also supported clients with market sizing and assessments, trends analysis, competitive benchmarking, financial valuation, organizational design, vendor selection, and strategy development & validation services.


Mobile/Alternative Payments
Card Fraud Operations Improvement


Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia M.B.A.
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Marketing

Professional Background

Joined First Annapolis in 2005
Merrill Lynch Private Equity Partners
Merrill Lynch Corporate and Institutional Client Group

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