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Charlie Youakim

Sezzle
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO

Charlie is a serial technology entrepreneur with nearly ten years of experience in growing fintech companies from inception to large-scale businesses. Charlie began his career as an engineer and software developer. After successfully advancing in his early career, he returned to business school where he was able to focus on expanding his knowledge of finance, marketing, and business strategy.

In 2010, after completing business school, Charlie founded his first payments company, Passport Labs, Inc. (“Passport”). Passport became a leader in software and payments for the transportation industry. At Passport, Charlie led the construction and the original technology and led the company as it disrupted the industry through the introduction of white label systems and payment wallets. Passport is the technology behind enterprise transportation installations like ParkChicago, ParkBoston, and the GreenP in Toronto.

Charlie co-founded Sezzle in 2016 and also planned much of the business’ technology architecture.

Charlie has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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Charlie Youakim

Sezzle
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO