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We are lending experts. Our management team has a depth of experience in consumer lending, banking, compliance, financial data, technology, and innovation that is unmatched in the online lending space. By bringing together such expertise, we’re working to create better practices for investors, warehouse lenders and online lenders to foster growth in this innovative sector.


Mark Parsells
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Brown
Chief Technology Officer

Jim Buhler
Chief Finance Officer

Ben Kahrl
General Counsel

David Mertz
Chief Compliance Officer

Charlie Moore
Chief Commercial Officer

Todd Veale
Chief Product and Operations Officer

Mark Parsells
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Parsells ran multi-billion dollar divisions for Citigroup, American Express and Bank One; a start-up business for AIG, Prudential and Kemper; a management consulting firm; and an early-stage company backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Goldman Sachs. He is a recognized large enterprise operating manager as well as a start-up and turn-around expert. In addition to his operating roles, Mr. Parsells served as the Chief Compliance Officer of American Express' $105B merchant division as well as Chief Privacy Officer of Bank One. Mr. Parsells spearheaded the development of industry leading consumer data protection policies and lead efforts with numerous state attorneys general as well as Federal regulators to promote the safe and proper handling of consumer financial data. He is a recognized expert on privacy and data security. Mr. Parsells holds a BA from Emory University, MBAs from both Cornell University (Marketing) and KU Leuven (International Finance) and completed the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.

Robert Brown
Chief Technology Officer
Robert Brown brings more than 25 years experience in banking and technology to his role at Global Debt Registry. Prior to Global Debt Registry he worked for Barclaycard US, Juniper Bank, and MBNA. At Juniper Bank he was Chief Architect; after Barclaycard US acquired Juniper Bank, he held several senior roles at Barclaycard US in architecture, development and project management. Robert brings extensive industry knowledge of banking platforms, information security requirements, and agile software development approaches to his role at Global Debt Registry. He has successfully launched multiple large-scale bank operating platforms. Robert is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

Jim Buhler
Chief Finance Officer
Jim is a Senior Finance and Accounting professional with over 30 years of experience with both public and private companies. These companies have included: 3m, General Service Corporation , Clement Publishing Group and Brady Corporation. He had been responsible for the following functional areas: Accounting, Finance, IT, Human Resources, Operations and Marketing. Jim has an MBA from Pace University in White Plains New York along with the following Professional Designations : Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). Jim is a current and past President of the Delaware Institute of Management Accountants and has held various National offices for the Institute of Management Accountants.

Ben Kahrl
General Counsel
Prior to joining Global Debt Registry, Ben was a principal in the law firm Kahrl Wutscher LLP with a litigation practice representing banks, securitized trusts, mortgage lenders, mortgage loan servicers, mortgage loan investors, and other consumer lending industry participants. He is a frequent speaker on legal and technology issues for the banking industry, and teaches real property law for the Institute for U.S. Law at George Washington University Law School. Ben is licensed to practice in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C., and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Consumer Finance Services. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from UCLA, and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

David Mertz
Chief Compliance Officer
Known for his deep industry expertise, David Mertz brings more than 25 years of experience with information technology, compliance, privacy, and risk management to his role at Global Debt Registry. David provides compliance oversight to Global Debt Registry’s operations and advises clients on best practices in this area. David has presented and written extensively on security, data integrity, and compliance issues faced by the accounts receivable industry. Recently he was president of his own consulting firm specializing in compliance, security, and risk with a significant focus on the ARM industry. David serves on the Asset Buyers Committee of ACA International and the Audit Committee for DBA’s Certification Program. David attended Rockhurst University.

Charlie Moore
Chief Commercial Officer
Charlie Moore leads Global Debt Registry’s commercial operations including business development, partnerships and marketing, bringing to his role more than 20 years’ experience in building new financial services businesses. He has led teams in Europe and the United States at Thomson Reuters, Lloyds of London and Barclays Bank, helping to grow early stage ventures with roles covering innovation, strategy, marketing, business development and account management. Charlie is a marketing graduate of London Guildhall University and received his MBA from the University of Surrey, in parallel with the International Management Center, during which time he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Executive Management Program of Kellogg Business School.

Todd Veale
Chief Product and Operations Officer
Todd Veale is an accomplished business executive with more than 25 years of experience creating and launching innovative products and improving the profitability of high-growth organizations. He spent 15 years at credit card company MBNA America as a Senior Executive Vice President. His responsibilities included product development, e-commerce, project management for major initiatives, CRM strategies, Alliance programs, and corporate revenue and analytics. Todd is an investor and former President of CRM manager, a consulting firm partly owned by Salesforce.com. His previous experience includes serving as Managing Director at Freeh Group International, a global risk management firm. Todd holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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