Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Charlie Youakim

CEO
Sezzle
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Charlie is the founder and CEO of Sezzle Inc., a company focused on changing the way consumers pay businesses. Sezzle is Charlie’s second business, and he is using his experience from his first to accelerate Sezzle’s development on many fronts.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Charlie defines himself as a well-rounded businessman and entrepreneur. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. His experience has spanned product development, operations, marketing and sales. He is a self-taught software developer and he enjoys developing business strategies, marketing strategies and analyzing financial data.

Charlie’s first business, Passport, became a leader in mobile payments for both parking and transit. He founded Passport in 2010 and exited the company at the end of 2015 as its co-CEO. Charlie built much of the early software at Passport and led Passport through an angel round of nearly $1m, a Series A round of $6m and a debt financing round of $3m. Passport also closed an $8m Series B shortly after his departure. Charlie left Passport in excellent shape as the company continued on a trajectory of triple digit year-over-year revenue growth.