Creating value at the intersection of business and technology for the Unattended Point of Sale and Micro Payments industries.

Who we Are.

John H Powell Consulting (JHPC) is a niche consulting practice that advises clients on business and technology related to the automated delivery of products and services (traditional and non-traditional vending) and micro payment acceptance using traditional, mobile, and virtual technologies. Our team leverages a track record of success working for or with every major stakeholder and on every major aspect of automated delivery services and micro payment acceptance.

What we do.

JHPC assists its clients as an agent of change as they navigate a chaotic ecosystem. We stand ready to help at the strategic, managerial, and operational levels with wide range of business and technology issues. Our services range from providing information on a specific issue to leading them through organization wide projects. We offer services for the early startup to the mature enterprise.

How we work.

Our goal is to enable our clients to identify and focus on key opportunities, empower their employees, deliver superior value to their customers, provide high returns to their shareholders, and create mutually supporting relationships with their stakeholder partners. We believe in hard work and measurable results as we strive to provide honest, accurate and realistic input of what it takes to make out client’s products, projects, and strategies successful.


Initially as a consultant with JHPC and later as CTO of Vagabond, John Powell led the effort to move Vagabond’s mobile machine monitoring and management app to a full function mobile based VMS. And designed and implemented vīv the first commercially available mobile touchless vending and market solution.

JHPC assisted Coinco and InOne in restructuring their swipe based cashless payment service to substantially reduce operating costs and provided the business and technical expertise for them to design, develop and Implement a contactless chip based platform allowing them to enter the Canadian market.

Initially as a consultant with JHPC and later as V.P. Business Development John Powell played a key role in Cantaloupe’s early success. John lead the effort to add cashless payment acceptance to Cantaloupes’ Seed real time machine monitoring and management platform, John also personally managed the implementation of the Sodexo – Lowes deployment of Seed Management which almost doubled Cantaloupes installed base and added the needed credibility for remote machine monitoring and

Initially as a consultant with JHPC and later as V.P. and channel manager for vending services at Transaction Network Services (payment partner for Pepsi North America) John Powell pioneered the design, development, implementation and commercialization of swipe-based debit and credit card acceptance in Pepsi vending machines. Today Pepsi has well over half a million machines using the basic schema that TNS developed.

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