Co-branded Card
     Alliance Consulting


Mike Stephens, President

Mike is the founder and president of Partner Ally LLC.

He started the company after 12 years as managing director of a competing consulting firm where he helped companies plan, develop and launch affinity and co-branded credit card alliances. In this capacity, he supported his clients in maximizing their financial and business returns through the selection of optimum co-brand partners and the successful negotiation of alliance agreements designed to benefit their long-term interests.

Mike also brings to the table senior banking experience at the former Wachovia Corporation, including key management roles in international banking, treasury services and the corporation’s credit card subsidiary. While at the latter, he led product development and marketing for its partnership, agent bank, retail bank and internet activities.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., Mike graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in business administration. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of UNC’s Global Education Center. Mike has been a speaker on international, treasury services and payment card issues and has contributed to a number of publications. His leadership and volunteer activities have included serving on the boards of the Shepherd Center Foundation and Buckhead Christian Ministry in Atlanta. He and his wife, Linda, have three children.