Group W Partners

Steven Wade

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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 an experienced team of  recruiters with over 90 years of combined experience in the payments and fintech sectors.


Steve lives in the Greater Dallas – Ft. Worth area

(817) 770-4322

Tim Stainken

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Tim is a seasoned executive with a track record of success in roles including VP Sales and VP Marketing. Prior to joining Group W Partners, Tim held executive positions with American Express, Dunn and Bradstreet and emerging Fintech organizations, most recently transitioning from a leadership position with an early stage Fintech organization in the spend management vertical.

Tim lives in the Greater San Diego area

(760) 304-0422

Randi Potasky

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Randi joined Group W Partners after 17 years with First Data where she led teams and sold directly to every aspect of the payment lifecycle including merchants, financial institutions and ISV’s. Most recently, Randi was VP, Integrated Solutions Group, the First Data team responsible for ISV partnerships.

Randi lives in the greater Cincinnati Ohio area

(513) 519-1718









Julie Lindley

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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 teams.

Julie lives in the Greater Dallas – Ft. Worth area

(214) 735-7835