Emily Boese

Senior Manager,

Merchant Acquiring


Emily Boese is a Senior Manager at First Annapolis in the Merchant Acquiring practice.   She has a focus on acquiring and merchant acceptance.  Emily advises clients on a diverse set of topics ranging from developing operational strategies, conversion support, conducting RFP processes, due diligence, and performing strategic industry assessments.  Recently Emily has been focusing on working with merchants, gateways, and software vendors to facilitate payments.   Emily’s experience includes extensive work with a diverse set of companies such as major merchants, point of sale software vendors and gateways, leading acquirers, banks and card networks, and several emerging payments companies.

Her recent focus includes working with many large merchants to evaluate their current payment acceptance strategies and selecting new card processing partners.  Other recent projects include extensive conversion support, assisting several leading private equity firms in evaluating specific acquisition opportunities within the payments sector; advising a bank holding company in the divestiture of its merchant acquiring portfolio; supporting the sale of a niche-market merchant acquirer; and conducting competitive and sizing analysis for a acquiring partnership.  Previous projects include working with several large acquirers to conduct thorough pricing and strategy analysis, determine best practices for sales and marketing; providing industry overviews; and performing an overall risk review of the merchant acquiring practice of a top-5 U.S. bank.


Merchant Acquiring
Point of Sale Technology
Merchant Acceptance


University of Virginia Darden School of Business M.B.A.
Washington University in St. Louis B.S. in Computer Science & B.E. in Electrical Engineering

Professional Background

Joined First Annapolis in 2002
American Express; Booze, Allen & Hamilton, Northrop Grumman

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