Cheryl Gurz

Cheryl Gurz

The Clearing House


I Feel the Need - for Speed! - Faster ACH and Real Time Payments Landscape
May 10, 2021 | 2:30 pm ET


​Session Description:

Its been 30 years since Tom Cruise had "the need for speed" in the film Top Gun. A lot has changed in 30 years - but until very recently, payment rails still operated largely the same as in 1986 when that movie hit theaters. Now though, we have seen a recent pivot to faster payments with both the US Automated Clearing House, The Clearing House Real Time Payments (RTP) system and coming soon FEDNow Fast Payments. Join our two experts from Peoples United Bank and The Clearing House to level set the US faster payments landscape as it exists today. Our session will cover use cases for these payments (late payments/payroll, gig payments, bill payment etc.) as well as the future of conversational commerce and how it will change the way we do business in the future.

Speaker Bio:

Cheryl joined The Clearing House in 2019 as their Real Time Payments Product Manager.   In this role she is tasked with driving product adoption and usage of the TCH Real Time Payment Network which went live in the US in November 2017. This is the first new payments infrastructure in the US since the ACH network was introduced in the 1970’s. Cheryl advises bank and corporate clients on Real Time Payments best practices and market trends.

Prior to The Clearing House, Cheryl held a variety of diverse roles including product/market management, bank operations, auditing and solution consulting.   She has held leadership roles across global transaction banking, specializing in providing strategic payment solutions to the industry at Citi, BNY Mellon, HSBC and CGI. 

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from Niagara University and Master in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.