Charlie Youakim

CEO at Sezzle
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Charlie Youakim is a serial technology entrepreneur with nearly 10 years of experience growing fintech companies from inception to large-scale success. In 2010, Charlie founded Passport, a leading software and payments service that totally disrupted the transportation industry with the introduction of white label systems and payments wallets. Later, in 2016, Charlie co-founded Sezzle, organizing and planning much of the technology architecture. Charlie received his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

My goal in business is to leverage my interests in technology and business strategy and my skills in management, leadership, business strategy and technological development to create great companies. These interests have led to where I am today, and Sezzle is the latest.Sezzle is a cutting-edge fintech company present on hundreds of e-commerce sites. Sezzle’s mission is to financially empower young consumers. Only one in three millennials own a credit card, and the vast majority of millennials possess a subprime credit score or no score at all. To address these problems, we've built a payment platform that increases purchasing power for consumers by offering interest-free installment plans at online stores. This increase in purchasing power for consumers leads to increased sales and basket sizes for participating merchants.

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  • We are excited to report that we experienced tremendous growth across all our key operating metrics in 2019. Our team is committed to our mission of financially empowering the next generation of consumers and building a brand that makes our stakeholders proud.