The Payments Industry & Merchant Credit Card Program Experts

Leadership Team


Chris Theoharides

Founder and President

  • 30 years of payments industry experience
  • Line experience - Citibank, Chase
  • Development, negotiation and support for over 100 merchant credit card partnerships, management of dozens of portfolio valuations and due diligence processes

Chris is the Founder and President of Advantage Consulting Group, which he launched in 1993. This industry leader oversees our day-to-day operations and ensures that our company always delivers all of our clients’ goals and objectives.

Chris has 30 years of payments industry experience, having also held executive positions with Citigroup and Chase. His expertise spans a multitude of payments industry disciplines, from strategic planning to portfolio valuations and transactions to credit card partnership development and marketing strategies. He is considered one of the foremost industry experts on credit card partnerships, and he has developed hundreds of programs in the U.S. and internationally for a broad base of industries.

As a renowned expert in the field, Chris is often called upon as a speaker, teacher and writer. He is also responsible for instructing hundreds of industry executives each year on various credit card topics through national and international presentations to the industry.

Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. He earned his MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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