Jessica Sage Thrasher
VP of Merchant Sales & Strategy, Payliance

Biography

Dissertation: The Unintended Consequences of Industry Mandates.  How EMV is Changing the U.S. Payment Landscape.

Jessica Thrasher has over fifteen years of experience in sales and sales leadership, and currently serves as TransFirst’s Director of Business Development. Prior to her current role, Jessica served as a Team Lead and Sales Representative for TSYS Merchant Solutions, and as a Senior Marketing Consultant for infoUSA. She has earned numerous performance and leadership awards throughout her career. In addition to a successful career in business, Jessica also works as an adjunct professor of business for Wright Career Colleges, and has taught courses in entrepreneurship, ethics, small business management, and organizational behavior at the undergraduate level.

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Bellevue University, a DBA from the Fox School of Business, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from the College of Saint Mary.