This blog is the home base of Scott Loftesness.
One Line Bio
Based in Menlo Park, California, I work as a strategy consultant and coach to the world’s greatest clients in electronic payments, financial services, information security and related technologies, both large and small. My current work passion is Glenbrook Partners, a consulting, advisory and research practice I co-founded over ten years ago with some very close colleagues.
At Glenbrook, we strive to add real value to our clients’ thinking — helping them put the puzzle pieces of strategy together in new and different ways. We enjoy jumping out of the box — exploring unusual alternatives and exciting possibilities. Glenbrook’s unique network of payments professionals makes possible the collaboration and trusted relationships we see in action each and every day in our work. There’s nothing better than breaking away and going for it — with the best of the best.
Another of my passions involves staying abreast of what’s happening in our world of electronic payments and related technologies — both as we see and as others see them. I’ve done this for years as part of my daily routine. You can read along “over our shoulder” at what we at Glenbrook find most interesting and relevant every day at PaymentsNews.com and read our rants and opinions at PaymentsViews.com! All our payments education efforts can be found at PaymentsEssentials.com.
Any wisdom I may have comes from studying masters, trying to see and learn from how they think and the doors that they open as a result. I’ve been very lucky — and am most thankful — to have had the opportunity to learn from more than my share of great masters. You know who you are.
Of course, none of this would have been — or continues to be — possible without the bedrock foundation of family and friends. Talk about learning from masters, they’re the greatest!
My grey hair comes from many years of toil (!) in operating management with IBM, Visa International, Fidelity Investments and First Data Corp. Each opportunity was uniquely and distinctly valuable — opening new perspectives and providing unique ways to grow, collaborate and learn.
One of my favorite thoughts comes from Garrison Keillor: “Be well, do good work, and stay in touch.”
What do you want to be when you grow up? Drop me a note, introduce yourself, and tell me more — and why. Maybe I can help and, if I can, I’ll try.