John Drechny

CEO, Merchant Advisory Group
John Drechny
John recently joined the Merchant Advisory Group as President, with responsibilities for strategic planning as well as advocating the merchant’s perspective in the payment eco-system. Prior to joining the Merchant Advisory Group, John enjoyed a 20 year career at Walmart holding various leadership positions in Payment Acceptance, Marketing and Financial Services.

John has participated is several key payment stakeholder groups including Chairing both the Merchant Advisory Group and the U.S. Payment Forum Steering Committee. He also participated in the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payment effort, holding a steering committee seat as well as a seat on the Governance Framework Formation Team.

He has been recognized within the industry for his ability to find common ground and drive positive outcomes from opposing views.
John attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree and currently lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.