The Team


“Steve Wade and Group W Partners consistantly delivers high caliber sales talent that has enabled me to develop a world class sales teams at CheckFree Corporation, Bill Me Later, PayPal, CommerceHub, Forter and now IngoMoney.   Steve's insight and industry experience in the technology and financial service sectors are a key differentiater in today's highly competive and dynamic marketplace.”

Craig Eckstrom,
Chief Revenue Officer,
IngoMoney Inc.
and former
SVP Sales, PayPal

Meet Steven Wade

Steven Wade


Steve’s professional experience in payments includes 20 years at American Express as VP of the U.S. Field Marketing Group in New York and as VP Retail Strategic Relationship Group in Chicago.  Steve founded Group W Partners in 1999 and now works with a team of experienced payments recruiters with 90 years of combined experience in the Payments, eCommerce & Fintech industries.


Steve lives in the Greater Dallas – Ft. Worth area

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Tim Stainken
Managing Partner

Tim is a Senior level executive with a track record as both VP Sales and VP Marketing with Fortune 500 and early stage companies. Prior to joining Group W Partners, Tim was with American Express Merchant Services for 15 years, leading sales teams and most recently managed the sales, marketing and demand generation functions for an emerging Fintech organization.


Tim lives in the Greater San Diego area


Julie Lindley

Senior Partner

Julie joined Group W Partners following a distinguished 30-year career in a variety of roles with American Express including Global Commercial Card / B2B Payments, Merchant Acquisition and Regional Marketing. Throughout her career, Julie has consistently achieved success in recruiting, hiring and leading high performance sales and business development teams.

Julie lives in the Greater Dallas – Ft. Worth area