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Meet the Group W Partners  Team

As payments industry veterans, working for companies including American Express, DnB, Equifax and Lexis Nexis we utilize our experience and expertise to connect, relate and source the top talent in the marketplace.

Our approach is partnership driven, with our skilled payments and fintech recruiting expertise focused on every client assignment.

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Tim Stainken
Managing Partner

Tim is a veteran payments executive with a track record of success as Vice President Sales, Vice President of Marketing and President with Fortune 500 and early-stage payments & fintech companies. Prior to joining Group W Partners, Tim was with American Express for 15 years, leading sales, product and marketing teams. Most recently before joining GWP he hired and built a high performing sales and marketing team for an emerging fintech organization.


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Julie Lindley

Senior Partner

Julie joined Group W Partners following a distinguished 30-year career in payments with American Express Including responsibility for Global Commercial Card / B2B Payments, Merchant Acquisition and Regional Marketing. Throughout her career, Julie has consistently achieved success in recruiting, hiring and building high performance payments and fintech teams.


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Glen Pfaff

Associate Partner

Glen joined Group W Partners as an associate, he brings over 30 years of sales leadership experience, with major corporations including American Express, Equifax, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In addition to his payments recruitment expertise he is President and Founder of GJP Consulting a leading sales acceleration consulting firm. 


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Cathy Piccolo

Recruiting Operations Manager

Over the course of her career, Cathy has worked as an owner and operations manager for regional retail and manufacturing organizations. Most recently she was the operations manager for a national manufacturer in Carlsbad, California.


As a strategic payments and fintech recruiting resource GWP has developed an associate network of leading recruitment agencies to partner when requirements call for deeper financial technology sector expertise or expanded resources to scale for larger assignments .

Our Associate Recruitment Partners sector expertise include;

Marketing Technology

Decentralized Finance

Digital Transactions

Commercial Database

GWP Payments & Fintech Recruiter Associate Network

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