Edition:
India

EZCORP Inc (EZPW.OQ)

EZPW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

8.12USD
1:30am IST
Change (% chg)

$-0.03 (-0.37%)
Prev Close
$8.15
Open
$8.11
Day's High
$8.19
Day's Low
$8.03
Volume
86,263
Avg. Vol
114,233
52-wk High
$11.45
52-wk Low
$7.45

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lachlan Given

42 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Eric Fosse

54 2018 President, U.S. Pawn

Stuart Grimshaw

57 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Chism

50 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Scott Alomes

59 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer & New Ventures

David McGuire

37 2016 Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Fransisco Kuthy Saenger

53 2013 General Managerof Empeño Fácil

Mark DeBenedictus

57 2017 Chief Customer Experience Officer

Jacob Wedin

47 2017 Chief Business Development Officer

Thomas Welch

63 2017 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Matthew Appel

62 2015 Independent Director

Zena Arnold

2019 Independent Director

Shelaghmichael Brown

2019 Independent Director

Jason Kulas

47 2019 Independent Director

Pablo Lagos Espinosa

63 2010 Independent Director

Kent Stone

61 2019 Independent Director

Gary Tillett

59 2019 Independent Director

Robert Webb

2019 Independent Director

Rosa Zeegers

2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lachlan Given

Mr. Lachlan P. Given is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Given was appointed to the Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman in July 2014, became Executive Vice Chairman in August 2014, Executive Chairman in February 2015. Mr. Given serves on the Compensation Committee. He is the sole beneficial owner of LPG Limited (HK), a business and financial advisory firm, and prior to assuming the role of Executive Vice Chairman of EZCORP, provided international financial and advisory services to a number of companies, including EZCORP from October 2012 to June 2014. Since 2004, Mr. Given has also served as a consultant and advisor to Madison Park LLC, which has, in the past, provided certain advisory services to the Company. Madison Park is wholly owned by Phillip E. Cohen, who is the beneficial owner of all of our Class B Voting Common Stock. Mr. Given is also a director of The Farm Journal Corporation, a 134-year old pre-eminent U.S. agricultural media company; Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX: SEN), a developer and manufacturer of certified, defense-grade encryption solutions; CANSTAR Pty Ltd, an Australian financial services ratings and research firm; and TAB Products Co. LLC, a leading North American records management company. Mr. Given began his career working in the investment banking and equity capital markets divisions of Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia, where he specialized in the origination and execution of a variety of M&A, equity, equity-linked and fixed income transactions. Mr. Given also serves on the board of directors of Cash Converters International Limited.

Eric Fosse

Mr. Eric Fosse was President - U.S.Pawn and Cash Converters Americas of EZCORP Inc. Mr. Fosse rejoined EZCORP as Division Vice President of U.S. Pawn in November 2016, was promoted to Senior Vice President of Stores in June 2017 and was promoted to President, U.S. Pawn in July 2018. Mr. Fosse served in various role in two previous periods with EZCORP (September 2004 to December 2012, and September 2014 to May 2015), including Vice President, EZMoney Operations; President, EZMoney; President, Pawn Americas; President, North American Operations; President, U.S. Financial and Online Services; and President Pawn and Cash Converters Americas. From June 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Fosse was CEO of Interstate Automotive Group, a chain of Buy Here/Pay Here auto sales and finance stores operating across 15 states. From December 2012 to September 2014, he was a private investor and consultant concentrating on pawn and financial services businesses. Prior to originally joining EZCORP in 2004, Mr. Fosse spent thirteen years with G&K Services, Inc., a public company providing uniform and facility services to businesses.

Stuart Grimshaw

Mr. Stuart I. Grimshaw is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Grimshaw joined EZCORP in November 2014 as Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors. He became Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. Prior to joining EZCORP, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Queensland Limited (ASX: BOQ), a consumer banking and financial services institution with branches in every Australian state and territory. During his 30-year career in financial services, Mr. Grimshaw held a wide variety of other roles at various banking and finance companies. From 2009 to 2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of Caledonia Investments Pty Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Grimshaw spent eight years at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he served as Group Executive, Premium Business Services (2006 to 2009), Group Executive, Wealth Management (2002 to 2006) and Chief Financial Officer (2001 to 2002). From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Grimshaw held a variety of roles at National Australia Bank (including Chief Executive Officer – Great Britain, and other executive roles in Credit, Institutional Banking, Corporate Financial Services and Global Business Financial Services). Mr. Grimshaw began his career at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (1983 to 1991). Mr. Grimshaw represented New Zealand in Field Hockey at the 1984 Olympics and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and an MBA from Melbourne University. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. Grimshaw also serves as non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Cash Converters International Limited.

Daniel Chism

Mr. Daniel M. Chism serves as Chief Financial Officer of EZCORP Inc., effective May 9, 2017. He has over 20 years of accounting, finance and business experience in the pawn industry, with over half of those years at EZCORP. He served as EZCORP’s Controller from August 1999 to October 2009, when he was promoted to Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. He served in that position for two years until he left the company in October 2011. Mr. Chism further previously served as interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2010 to November 2010. After leaving the company, Mr. Chism co-founded, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of, Cash Solutions Centers, LLC, a privately-held owner and operator of pawnshops and financial services stores. From May 2015 to July 2016, Mr. Chism also served as Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer of Gatsby Investments, LLC, a privately-held holding company, as well as Chief Financial Officer to two consumer products companies in the Gatsby Investments portfolio. Mr. Chism began his professional career at Ernst & Young, where he served as Audit Manager on EZCORP’s account. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Scott Alomes

Mr. Scott Alomes is Chief Human Resource Officer & New Ventures of the Company. Mr. Alomes joined EZCORP as Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2015. In October 2016, Mr. Alomes was assigned management oversight responsibility for the Company’s CashMax business in Canada, as well as all new ventures, and his title was changed to Chief Human Resources Officer and New Ventures. He has more than 30 years of experience and has spent his entire career in Human Resources for the financial services industry. He joined EZCORP from Crowe Horwath Australia, where he was HR Leader in the Southern Region for this large provider of accounting, audit, tax business and financial advice to individuals and businesses in Australia. Mr. Alomes has also held HR leadership roles at ClearView Wealth Limited (investments and life insurance products in Australia), Suncorp (banking and wealth management in Australia and New Zealand), Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank.

David McGuire

Mr. David McGuire is a Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of EZCORP, Inc. He has been with Ernst &Young, LLP for the past 14 years, most recently serving as Senior Manager in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice. Since July 2015, Mr. McGuire has been engaged with the Company, providing project management oversight and technical accounting subject matter expertise in connection with the Company's recently completed restatement of previously issued financial statements. Mr. McGuire joined Ernst & Young in 2001, and has served as core engagement team member in the Dallas and Houston offices for a variety of large public and private clients in the oilfield and drilling services, manufacturing, construction, airline and retail industries. While at Ernst & Young, Mr. McGuire served as a member of the national instructor excellence program, performed internal audit quality inspections for multi-national audit engagements within the U.S., and was a member of the global audit sampling network. Mr. McGuire received a Bachelors in Business Administration degree and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Fransisco Kuthy Saenger

Mr. Fransisco J. Kuthy Saenger is a General Manager of Empeño Fácil of the Company. Mr. Kuthy joined EZCORP in November 2013 as Senior Vice President of Operations for our Mexico Pawn operations, Empeño Fácil, and was promoted to General Manager of that business in May 2014. Prior to joining EZCORP, Mr. Kuthy spent over three years (May 2010 to November 2013) as General Manager of Farmacias Dermatologicas, S.A. de C.V., Mexico’s leading retailer of dermatology and derma-cosmetic consumer products; and six years with Comercial Mexicana, a large retail chain in Mexico, serving as Chief Operating Officer Bodega Comercial Mexicana (2006 to 2010) and District Manager Comercial Mexicana Bajio (May 2004 to 2006). Mr. Kuthy held previous positions in business development, sales administration, operations and field management with Bachoco, S.A. de C.V. (1997 to 2004), Sabritas, S.A. de C.V. (1997) and Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiary (1989 to 1997).

Mark DeBenedictus

Mr. Mark DeBenedictus is Chief Customer Experience Officer of the Company. Mr. DeBenedictus joined EZCORP as Chief Customer Experience Officer in May 2017, after having served as a strategic IT consultant for three months. Mr. DeBenedictus is responsible for executive oversight of the Company’s strategic and operational information technology function and for overseeing the Company’s developing and evolving businesses. Prior to joining EZCORP, Mr. DeBenedictus was founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Repatriate Advisory Solutions LLC, an IT transformation specialist that assists companies in the evaluation and modification of IT and business process outsourcing arrangements. Prior to forming Repatriate Advisory Solutions in 2016, Mr. DeBenedictus spent five years with American International Group (AIG) as Senior Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services, and over twenty years in a variety of capacities with Electronic Data Services (EDS) and related companies, including Vice President, Global Financial Services; Vice President, U.S. Financial Services; Global Vice President, Service Delivery, Australia and New Zealand; Managing Director, Credit Services; and Client Delivery Executive. Mr. DeBenedictus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York.

Jacob Wedin

Mr. Jacob Gustaf Lennart Wedin is Chief Product & Process Officer of the Company. Mr. Wedin joined EZCORP in May 2015 as Chief Product and Process Officer and has served as Chief Business Development Officer since November 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wedin was the CEO of the Mexico Division at Bayport Financial Services, a provider of consumer financial services, including short, medium and long-term loans, where he led Bayport’s expansion into Mexico. Prior to that, he was Bayport’s Business Development Executive in Latin America. Prior to joining Bayport, he served as a representative of the Swedish Trade Commission for several countries in Latin American and the Caribbean, based in Brazil. He is a native of Sweden and received his MBA from the American International University in London.

Thomas Welch

Mr. Thomas H. Welch, Jr. is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Welch joined EZCORP in April 2009 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, with his title changing to Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in May 2017. He joined Dell Inc.’s legal department in 1995, and served as Vice President, Legal and General Corporate Counsel from April 1999 to April 2008. Mr. Welch was principally responsible for legal support of Dell’s corporate securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, executive compensation and benefits, facilities, corporate governance and general corporate matters. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Welch was Vice President - Corporate Development of Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company (predecessor to Pioneer Natural Resources Company), and previously was a shareholder with the law firm of Johnson & Gibbs, P.C., Dallas, Texas.

Matthew Appel

Mr. Matthew W. Appel is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Appel joined EZCORP as a director in January 2015 and is Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Appel spent 37 years in finance, administration and operations roles with a variety of companies, most recently Zale Corporation, an NYSE listed jewelry retailer, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from May 2009 to May 2011 and Chief Administrative Officer from May 2011 to July 2014 and co-led the successful turnaround of the company. Prior to joining Zale, Mr. Appel was Chief Financial Officer of EXL Service Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ listed business process solutions company (February 2007 to May 2009); spent four years (February 2003 to February 2007) at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, serving as Vice President, Finance and Administration BPO and Vice President, BPO Management; and held a variety of finance and operations roles from 1984 to 2003 at Tenneco Inc., Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Appel began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Company, working there from 1977 to 1984. Mr. Appel received an MBA in Accounting from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Business in 1977 and a Business Administration degree from Rutgers College in 1976. Mr. Appel is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

Zena Arnold

Ms. Zena Srivatsa Arnold is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Arnold has over 15 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategy development and business operations. She has spent almost six years with Google, currently serving as Global Head of Growth for Chromebooks. Her previous roles at Google have included General Manager, US Chromebooks (March 2018 to May 2019), Global Head of Marketing, Chromebooks and IoT (November 2016 to March 2018), Head of Americas Marketing, Google Play (April 2015 to October 2016) and Head of NA Marketing, Google Play (October 2013 to April 2015). Prior to joining Google, she spent over nine years in various brand management positions with Kellogg Company (August 2010 to October 2013) and Procter & Gamble (April 2004 to August 2010). Ms. Arnold began her professional career at General Electric Corporation, where she served as Product Manager, Server Solutions for GE Capital IT Solutions (April 2002 to April 2004). Ms. Arnold received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Business Marketing, from The Ohio State University. She was recognized in 2014 as one of Brand Innovators “40 Under 40,” and has received numerous other professional awards and recognitions.

Shelaghmichael Brown

Mr. Shelaghmichael C. Brown is Independent Director of the company. he was Former Senior Executive Vice President and Executive Officer Retail Banking, BBVA Compass.

Jason Kulas

Mr. Jason A. Kulas is Independent Director of the company. Former Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director, Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Pablo Lagos Espinosa

Mr. Pablo Lagos Espinosa is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lagos joined EZCORP as a director in October 2010. He is Chair of the Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Lagos served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi Bottling Group Mexico from 2006 to 2008 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2006. He previously held various executive management positions with Pepsi Bottling Group, PepsiCo Inc., Unilever Mexico and PepsiCola International, Inc., concentrating exclusively in Latin America. Since his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Lagos has been an investor and consultant in various private business ventures mainly in real estate development and senior living residential services, and has served as a keynote speaker on organizational leadership and management. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Executive President for the Mexican subsidiary of Areas, a Spanish global organization dedicated to restaurant and retailing operations in key public transportation hubs, and as Chairman of the board of Casa del Parque, a privately held enterprise focused on developing senior living residences in Mexico. He is also a member of the Mexican Advisory Board for Niagara Waters, a leading manufacturer of bottled water in the U.S. and Mexico.

Kent Stone

Mr. Kent V. Stone is Independent Director of the company. Former Vice Chairman of Consumer Banking Sales and Support, U.S. Bancorp.

Gary Tillett

Mr. Gary L. Tillett is Independent Director of the company. Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walter Investment Management Corp. (now Ditech Holding Corporation), and retired partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Robert Webb

Mr. Robert W. K. Webb is Independent Director of the company. Former Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Rosa Zeegers