Kevin Grieve

Kevin Grieve


Kevin Grieve is an advisor to executives in the financial services industry for Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group. Based in Chicago, he is a principal with PwC U.S. He is the head of the North American Card and Payments practice and has over 25 years of consulting and line experience in financial services working with leading institutions in retail banking, card issuing, payments associations, merchant acquiring, and third-party providers.

Kevin specializes in:

  • Large-scale, complex digitization programs
  • M&A planning and integration
  • New product innovation and launch
  • Operations improvement
  • Digital market entry strategies

Recently, Kevin has been focused on digital path-to-purchase, digital marketing, data monetization and network innovation. He has launched first-to-market products including: merchant co-branded general purpose prepaid card, mobile gift and loyalty card, a new-to-company person-to-person online money transfer product and his previous startup was awarded a patent on mobile payments security tokenization.

Kevin was previously a senior partner at a data analytics and data management firm, Chief Strategy Officer of a global Fortune 250 payments company, Board member of a joint venture between First Data and Wells Fargo, CEO of a venture capital-backed mobile marketing and mobile payments startup, FS Operating Partner at a private equity firm, senior partner and head of the FS Practice at Diamond Management & Consultants, and senior manager at Accenture.

Kevin is the co-author of a recently published ABA Banking Journal Article on “7 Trends Impacting Retail Payments” and has been published in other leading publications including Loyalty360, Context magazine, Institutional Investor, and Information Management. He has been a featured speaker at the Electronic Transaction Association, NACHA, and the Prepaid Card Expo.

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.