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SRM (Strategic Resource Management) Welcomes Former NatWest Director of Payments Marion King to International Advisory Board

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SRM (Strategic Resource Management), an independent advisory firm serving financial institutions and other industries in North America and Europe, today announces that Marion King has joined its International Advisory Board.

King’s 25 years of experience and leadership roles at Mastercard, Vocalink and Reuters, along with several other non-executive director positions, will help SRM and its European arm, SRM Europe, better serve financial institutions around the world.

Most recently, King was responsible for implementing payments strategy and overseeing payments architecture, operations and innovation at NatWest Group, a leading financial institution in the UK. In addition to her new role on the SRM International Advisory Board, King serves as Chair of the Payments Association Advisory Board. In 2018, she joined the Multiple Sclerosis Society as a board member to support awareness and education for this important cause.

Brad Downs, Managing Director of SRM, said: “This year, SRM celebrates its 30th anniversary. We strive to be the global leader in our field, and adding a recognized leader like Marion to our Board of Directors will allow us to continue and expand our mission. We are delighted to add his perspective to our strategic growth plan.

SRM specializes in identifying previously unknown growth or savings opportunities, aligning spend with industry benchmarks, and fostering supplier partnerships with a focus on quality and long-term stability. And the firm’s consulting services span the ever-evolving payments, operations, technology and digital asset space.

Neil Whittaker, SRM’s Managing Director in Europe, shared this about the addition of Marion King: “Marion’s expert understanding of the payments space and financial industry transformation challenges will be a huge asset to SRM Europe. as we expand our services in the UK. and beyond. His guidance and collaborative approach is a huge addition to the SRM family.

“I am delighted to join the SRM Advisory Board,” King said. “I look forward to working closely with other bright minds to expand the company’s footprint and ability to serve customers at the highest level.

King’s addition to SRM’s International Advisory Board follows other recent influential upgrades to an already strong group, including Manolo Sanchez, former CEO of BBVA Compass; Renowned customer experience innovator Steven VanBelleghem; Reed Deupree, public procurement and private equity expert; David Bailey, M&A specialist and financial services consultant; Stan Viner, longtime financial services sales professional and fintech advisor; Robert Messer, CFO of the community bank; Hans Winterhoff, innovation consultancy leader; and Michael Väth, renowned enterprise technology expert and startup advisor.

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SRM (Strategic Resource Management) has helped over 1,000 financial institutions add over $5 billion in value to their bottom line in areas such as payments, digital transformation, core processing, artificial intelligence, digital assets and overall operational efficiency. SRM has reduced costs, created revenue opportunities, increased productivity and provided a competitive advantage to customers in an environment of constant and accelerating change. Visit for more information, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for timely and relevant information.