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About Justin McDonald

A brief history.

Mr. McDonald is a third generation native Floridian who attended Florida State University, earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics, before starting a career as an eCommerce payments and risk management consultant and data journalist.

He is considered a subject matter expert in the digital fraud and payments space while serving as both a professional development and academic educator. Mr. McDonald has led the research, data analysis and writing of many payment industry studies, reporting findings at national conferences and events.

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Professional Life

Mr. McDonald has a diverse portfolio of professional works, accolades and accomplishments organized below.

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Professional Skills & Experience

An overview of completed projects, accomplishments and qualifications.

Data Analysis & Survey Reports

Major surveys, data analyses and accompanying reports I have led or co-authored with information on my contributions and links to download.

Speaking at Conferences & Events

Presented at 2016 Merchant Risk Council (MRC); Moderated discussion panels at the 2014 and 2015 Card Not Present (CNP) Expos.

Media Quotes & Interviews

Links to published articles where I have been featured, quoted or interviewed as a Subject Matter Expert in risk and payments.

White Papers & Technical Writing

I have written over 10 payment and risk industry white papers and 500+ technical and current event/news articles.

Press Releases & Marketing Writing

Press releases, announcements and other marketing materials to promote free and premium reports, white papers and professional training.

Consulting & Research

Payment & risk management consulting. Custom research on competitive analysis, market opportunity and more.

Professional & Academic Educator

Created and manage catalog of 30+ payment and risk training courses including multiple Professional Certification levels.

Website Design & Management

I have created and maintained several websites for myself, friends/family, employers and clients. This includes both page layouts and copy/content.

Formal Education & Training

A brief overview of my educational background including academic and professional accomplishments.

Personal Life

Information about my hobbies and interests.

I really enjoy playing music (guitar, keys, bass), staying active (bike, hike, run or row) and supporting my favorite Florida sports teams (FSU Seminoles, Rays, Buccaneers, Lightning). You may also find me enjoying the many things Florida has to offer, including our beaches, spring training venues and some awesome craft breweries.

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Contact Me

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