Matthew Friend is a senior executive with Accenture focused on banking and payments, where he is responsible for helping drive payments industry perspectives, from thought leadership to the growth of key payments assets. Prior to joining Accenture, Friend was a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton�s financial services group, focusing on strategic technologies and innovation.Friend has worked closely with several treasury bureaus, the Federal Reserve and multiple government agencies, as well as several leading financial institutions involved in payments, collections, accounting and business process reengineering.Prior to joining Booz Allen, Friend served as director at the US Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service. Friend also served as an attorney-advisor for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions on tax, electronic banking and accounting issues and clerked for the Honorable Eugene Lerner, Circuit Court of Maryland.
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