Edgar, Dunn & Company Announces Lance Blockley as New CEO, Managing Director

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 /CNW/ -- Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), a leading
independent global financial services and payments consultancy, announced
today the appointment of Lance Blockley as new CEO and Managing Director who
will serve from the firm's Sydney office.
    "Lance's new role supports EDC's continued focus in global markets within
an increasingly borderless payments arena", said David A. Poe, EDC's former
San Francisco-based CEO and Managing Director. "His deep expertise in payments
and financial services and reputation for innovation spans Asia Pacific, the
U.K. and U.S. markets.  Lance's senior management experience and perspective
offer the leadership to develop global initiatives across multiple markets
throughout our firm."
    "The changing landscape and challenges in the payments and financial
services industry make this a very exciting time to be working with the best
minds and talent in the business across multiple markets and borders," said
Mr. Blockley.  "I look forward to leading EDC, one of the most trusted and
respected advisors in payments and financial services, through its next period
of global growth."
    Edgar, Dunn & Company is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving the
world's leading payments, banking and financial services corporations --
helping clients tackle important issues and seize critical opportunities
within changing markets and emerging trends. During Mr. Poe's tenure as CEO
and Managing Director, the firm's business expanded across geographic markets
within North America, Asia Pacific and EMEA. Mr. Poe will continue to play a
role in the firm's management team with a focus on client-facing activities,
business development and project delivery.
    A global payments expert, Mr. Blockley has provided innovative strategies
to EDC's financial services clients throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Creator of EDC's powerful Slice and Dice diagnostic tool, he has pioneered the
use of transaction data to underpin marketing strategy development and market
segmentation to maximum impact. Prior to joining EDC as Director in its Sydney
office Mr. Blockley held significant senior management and consulting
positions in the U.K., U.S. and Asia Pacific for more than 30 years. During
his extensive career, he has lived and worked in all three geographic regions
served by the firm.
    About Edgar, Dunn & Company
    Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) is an independent global financial services
and payments consultancy. Founded in 1978, the firm is widely regarded as a
trusted advisor to its clients, providing a full range of strategy consulting
services, expertise and market insight.  Global capabilities include in-depth
industry and consumer benchmarking, strategy, risk management, marketing,
profitability improvement, operations, and new products and technologies. With
offices in Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney,
EDC serves clients in over 30 countries on six continents. More information
can be found at http://www.edgardunn.com

For further information:

For further information: David Dee, +61-2-9279 2442, 
David.Dee@edgardunn.com, or Dianne Douglas, +1-415-584-4906, 
dianne@douglaspr.com, or Lance Blockley, blockley.lance@edgardunn.com, or 
David A. Poe, poe.david@edgardunn.com, all of Edgar, Dunn & Company Web Site:

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