Greenwich Associates today announced the appointment of a new management team for Javelin Strategy & Research. Chris McDonnell will be responsible for sales and business development. Al Pascual will be responsible for Javelin’s practice areas and operations.  Chris and Al will report to Steve Busby, CEO of Greenwich Associates.

Javelin, a Greenwich Associates LLC company, is based in Pleasanton, CA and provides strategic insights and research in financial services, with deep expertise in mobile and online banking, payments, security, and fraud.

Javelin was acquired in 2013 by Greenwich Associates, the leading provider of global market intelligence and advisory services to the industry. During the successful integration of the two Firms, Javelin has experienced double-digit growth and expanded beyond retail banking to small business banking to deliver greater value to the financial services industry.

Chris McDonnell, a Managing Director in the Greenwich Associates Banking practice, will be responsible for further accelerating Javelin’s business development efforts. Al Pascual will continue his role as Javelin’s Director of Fraud & Security and will now also lead Javelin’s analyst team and product development.

The new management team will succeed the two cofounders, Jim Van Dyke, Javelin’s CEO, and Mary Monahan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, with the transition effective January 1, 2016.

“Javelin expanded the reach of Greenwich Associates and positioned the Firm as the industry’s leading provider of market intelligence across institutional, commercial and retail financial services,” says Greenwich Associates CEO Steve Busby. “We thank Jim Van Dyke and Mary Monahan for founding an exceptional Firm and for their invaluable contributions. Under the new management team led by Chris McDonnell and Al Pascual, Javelin will continue its focus on innovation, disruption and digital while providing clients with cutting-edge, actionable insights and advisory services that drive profitability.”


JAVELIN, a Greenwich Associates LLC company, provides strategic insights into customer transactions, increasing sustainable profits for financial institutions, government, payments companies, merchants and other technology providers. Javelin’s independent insights result from a uniquely rigorous three-dimensional research process that assesses customers, providers, and the transactions ecosystem.

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