Todd Ablowitz is a recognized and respected industry leader with more than 15 years of experience working for top brands in the payments acceptance and acquiring industry as well as up-and-coming technology innovators. As Founder and President of Double Diamond Group, Ablowitz leverages his unique skills, expertise and industry relationships to ensure clients achieve their business goals.
During his career, Ablowitz has developed strategy based on trends and market demands, created and launched new products, and built and led successful sales organizations. Since establishing Double Diamond Group in 2008, Ablowitz and his team have developed a global mobile strategy for one of the world’s leading ISOs, led strategy, innovation and business development initiatives for a mobile payments and payments processing pioneer, conducted competitive analysis for an offers and loyalty company and established a vertical market strategy for a private equity firm’s payments business, to name just a few.
Investors, analysts and industry watchers frequently rely on Ablowitz for expert advice, trend insights and consulting on payments and payments innovations. He has a vast network of diverse contacts that spans the industry in every major region of the world.
Prior to establishing Double Diamond Group, Ablowitz was Senior Vice President of Sales for ViVOtech, Inc., a leading contactless and mobile payments company of the time, where he successfully built and led its sales team and facilitated the acceptance of new technology to the world's top retail brands. Ablowitz gained deep industry knowledge and leadership experience during his 10 years with First Data Corp. Throughout his First Data career, he and his teams repeatedly conceived and executed programs that generated millions of dollars of incremental revenue and profit.
His leadership is exemplified by service to the industry. He is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), where he served on the board from 2008 to 2012. In 2010, Ablowitz received the industry's highest individual honor, ETA Member of the Year.
Ablowitz presents at numerous industry events and seminars where he is viewed as an authority on payment technology, mobile payments and emerging payments trends, and he is quoted extensively as an expert in industry trade and consumer publications.
Ablowitz holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a certificate in negotiation from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.