Ben Jackson

Member Since 2021

Ben Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

Innovative Payments Association

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

I started my career as a muni bond analyst, became a financial journalist, and moved into payments consulting. Now I work for a financial services trade association to promote a regulatory environment that promotes both consumer protection and innovation in financial services.


  • Business Strategy
  • Government Relations
  • Compliance


August 19th, 2022

The CFPB’s Advisory Opinion Process Should Be More Inclusive

There is a tremendous benefit to meeting industry leaders to work toward a shared goal of simplifying rules and protecting consumers.

March 11th, 2022

How Innovators and Regulators Can Work Together

The goal for both groups should be to create a new framework that benefits everyone.

January 20th, 2022

15 Transitional Strategies to Use When a Key Leader Leaves

Management transitions can be tricky, so it's important to have a plan in place when a senior staff member makes their exit.


Innovative Payments Association

The Innovative Payments Association ("IPA") is a trade organization that serves as the leading voice of the electronic payments sector, including prepaid products, mobile wallets, and person-to-person (P2P) technology for consumers, businesses, and governments at all levels. The IPA's goal is to encourage efficient use of electronic payments, cultivate financial inclusion through educating and empowering consumers, represent the industry before legislative and regulatory bodies, and provide thought leadership.


  • Government Relations
  • Regulation
  • Fraud Prevention