Professional summary

Polly Bauer is an internationally-recognized authority, considered by many to be the preeminent expert, on credit card operations and all forms of payment acceptance relating to internet, direct marketing and non-face-to-face payment transactions. Her pioneering work in the field of credit card fraud prevention and detection has made her a much sought after consultant by top direct response industry executives. Ms. Bauer’s focus is helping merchants and processors

Engagement overview

A typical engagement starts with a payments assessment and a site visit to review findings. Further consulting engagements require a minimum 6 month retainer.  This varies for clients who are in need of payroll card launches and other services provided by Polly Bauer & Associates.


• American Express
• American Express Travel Related Services
• Bill Me Later

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Key clients

Polly has an intoxicating approach of capturing the attention of her audience by speaking to (not through) each listener in the audience. I found Polly to have a strong command of her topics as she found creative ways to ensure that the topics are meaningful and applicable to real world challenges. Polly's speaking ability is genuine and very professional. If you are looking for an upbeat and motivational speaker, especially one that can tackle any size venue, then I recommend Polly Bauer.

Steve Wyatt, Director eCommerce Risk Operations Expedia, Inc.

Polly Bauer is a masterful communicator. Any organization serious about retaining and growing their people, need to hear her secrets.

Bill Gove, Past President National Speakers Association

Polly is dedicated to bringing a dynamic message to every person. Polly's powerful message creates personal awareness along with joyful solutions.

Tim Daly, Ph.D., CEO Data Mapping and Imaging LLC

I have experienced Polly Bauer in many venues. She is always prepared, energetic, engaging and entertaining. You don't listen to Polly, you experience Polly. She is polished and professional, a true gem of a keynote speaker.

Charles Wright, MD, Medical Director LifeLink of Florida

Polly's talent as a professional keynote speaker and a direct marketing industry expert has provided valuable industry information and ideas which have helped our clients improve their bottom line. Her insight into future trends has been invaluable and will be a continuing factor in assisting our company's strategic planning efforts.

Tracy Gonzalez, Vice President First National Bank of Omaha

As the keynote speaker at the Direct Response Forum event, Polly was vibrant, enlightening and very entertaining. She passed on key information, made a dry topic fun, and left us feeling good. We got so much more out of the event as a result. I enthusiastically recommend Polly to any organization wanting a great keynote speaker.

Scott Adams, President HD Publishing Group

Polly begins to ignite the audience from the moment she steps on the podium. She keeps everyone's attention and wraps up on a high note. Her speech was definitely the talk of the conference.

Edmund J. Oman, Treasurer West Coast Floral Association

There's something quite magical about Polly. Before she even gets up on stage she raises the energy in the room simply by her presence alone. It's difficult to find speakers who know how to challenge, inspire, and connect with an audience in such a way that they walk away inspired to be better. Polly Bauer has that combination of professionalism. If you are considering Polly for your keynote presentation, stop considering, start calling. Call her immediately and get her before someone else does!

Dr. Topher Morrison Topher Morrison Inc.