Michael McNamara led the team that founded SpendingPulse in 2003, and is now Senior Principal of the economic data service. Over the past 20 years, Michael’s team developed one of the first A.I. enabled information services that leverages Mastercard’s vast data assets to quantify and forecast economic conditions and consumer spending trends. Prior to joining MasterCard, he was a managing analyst with Datamonitor Plc, a leading global market research organization headquartered in London, plus a small cap equity analyst with Royce Ebright & Associates. He has served as Chairman and remains an active member of the Conference of Business Economists, and is frequently quoted in the media by outlets including: Reuters, Dow Jones, Associated Press, CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC News.