Keith Marks has more than 30 years of experience in real estate, corporate finance and restructuring. Over the last several years, he has overseen the acquisition and disposition of 235 service stations and sites in the Western United States. Over his career, he has completed in excess of 500 transactions valued at more than $6.5 billion. Mr. Marks, along with a core group of strategic partners, owned or managed several other companies, which included: Amsted California Partners, Amsted Companies, CSL Reality Advisers, American Capital Partners, WindRiver Capital Group, WRCG Properties, WRCG Energy Partners, SunCor LLC and InterCapita, among others. Mr. Marks has a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate/Finance from Arizona State University.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & President
Ken Berke is a California-licensed attorney with over 30 years of experience. In 2014, Ken combined his legal, business, and regulatory compliance expertise to co-found PayQwick. As PayQwick’s President and an attorney, he has played an integral role in creating PayQwick’s BSA/AML and state law compliance programs. This has provided him with an in depth understanding of the compliance standards banks must satisfy when working with legal cannabis businesses and how they can avoid the risk of exposure to potential liability when banking these businesses. Additionally, through developing PayQwick, Mr. Berke has gained extensive experience implementing cash management protocols for cannabis businesses, which has greatly helped PayQwick’s partner banks minimize the amount of cash they handle when working with legal cannabis businesses. Lastly, as PayQwick’s President, Mr. Berke has gained substantial experience advocating for cannabis banking reform before legislators, regulators, and government officials, which has given him a thorough understanding of what legislators and regulators desire with respect to regulatory compliance in general and banking cannabis in particular. Mr. Berke holds a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA.
Chief Financial Officer
Albert Acevedo has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience. Prior to joining PayQwick, Albert was VP, Corporate Treasurer and Financial Operations at Blackhawk Network a leading prepaid card platform. While there, he helped build the payments and financial infrastructure to support Blackhawk's expansion into new product areas and build scale to support both organic and acquisition driven growth. In addition, he was a Finance Director at PayPal where he developed processes and systems to enable hyper growth and international expansion. He has broad experience across a variety of technology-oriented firms including Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies and Broadcom.
Chief Technology Officer
Ranjit Singh brings more than 22 years of leadership and developer experience. Prior to joining PayQwick, Ranjit has worked with Allied Wallet, Total Merchant Solutions, Green Dot and Bank of America where he was instrumental in development of mortgage and real-time payment processing systems that used multiple banks to process e-commerce payments internationally. He was responsible for full lifecycle products, extensions, interfacing with maintenance and production. He has an MBA – MIS Focus from the Nirma Institute of Management in Gujarat and a B.Sc. from Agra University, Agra, India.
Chief Revenue Officer
Tally Oliveau is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Marketing, and Product Development. She brings 20 years of eCommerce, digital payments and entrepreneurial expertise to the company. Prior to joining PayQwick, Tally was National Sales Director for Verifi, the leader in fraud and chargeback prevention and revenue recovery. She was responsible for domestic enterprise-level new business as well as developing new global markets. Previous to this experience, Tally founded her own startup, iCardMall, as one of the first digital gift card aggregators, with both B2B and B2C facing businesses. At iCardMall, Tally launched one of the first digital gift card malls with over 200 nationally recognized brands, with the unique ability to combine them with a digital greeting card and delivery both via email and mobile phone. Tally also launched one of the first digital gift card APIs to allow loyalty, reward, and incentive programs access to iCardMall’s inventory of digital gift card rewards. iCardMall had a successful exit in 2014. Tally earned an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in Economics from UCLA. Tally enjoys spending her free time with her three children and traveling the globe.