A History of Innovation

Headquartered in Boston and with offices in Delaware and Australia, The Kessler Group was founded by Howard Kessler with a singular vision: we can maximize clients’ credit card portfolio value by creating partnerships between card issuers and renowned companies and organizations. This approach gave issuing banks access to unique lists while helping partners deepen their engagement with their members, fans, alumni, supporters and customers.

Since creating the affinity credit card in the late 1970s, Howard and his team of financial services experts have spent the past three decades building and expanding the business far beyond its credit card roots. As a result, The Kessler Group is widely known for developing elegant solutions to the most complex problems faced by our clients.

Innovative partnerships and concepts created by The Kessler Group continue to reshape the payments industry. The result — billions of dollars of value for our financial services clients and their non-profit and co-brand partners. See timeline below.