OUR TEAM

Bob Craig
Chief Executive Officer
Robert Craig serves as CEO of PayQwick executing the Company’s strategy. Bob’s strong foundation in banking was developed across senior leadership roles at JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, First Data, ACIWorldwide and Fiserv. Bob has a proven track record in leveraging new regulation with financial technology to launch businesses in new markets, build strong teams and distribution partnerships. His career includes several successful exits.
Talal Al-Helo
Head of Technology
Talal Al-Helo is the Head of Technology at PayQwick, where he oversees coding, software architecture, requirement analysis and project planning. Talal has nearly a decade of experience working within different platforms and frameworks. As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, Talal has a flair for bridging business and technology teams and leads PayQwick’s development solutions.
Brance Blair
IT Infrastructure Administrator
Prior to PayQwick, Brance worked at Contemporary Services Corporation as Network/Systems Administrator managing physical and virtual server Infrastructures. 
Ryan-Diaz
Ryan Diaz
Head of Project Management
Ryan Diaz is Head of Project Management at PayQwick, where he leads our Agile development sprints and coordinates client engagements and our QA as well. Ryan has over a decade of experience working in the credit/banking technology sector. Returning to PayQwick last fall, Ryan brings an organizational and collaborative element to qualifying our services, communicating with vendors and ensuring the PayQwick platform operates as efficiently as possible for our clients.
Kevin Lee
Software Developer
Kevin Lee is PayQwick’s Head of IT Infrastructure. In his role, Kevin manages PayQwick’s cloud-based environments, servers, virtual network and virtual components, supports release management and designs automation processes. Prior to PayQwick, Kevin worked at Paris Baguette USA and at Midway International in software and web development.
Dean Odle
Head of Financial Institutions
Dean Odle, Head of Financial Institutions for PayQwick, builds partnerships with banks and credit unions that are interested in serving the cannabis industry. Dean’s banking leadership derives from senior leadership roles with JPMorgan, Delta Community Credit Union, and Canvas Credit Union. Dean brings to PayQwick a proven track record of strategy development, market share growth, and partnership development for financial institutions.
Zach Seiwerts
Head of Operations
Zach Seiwerts is PayQwick’s Head of Operations and utilizes his extensive background in finance to ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly. Zach manages client accounts and payments and communicates with vendors and PayQwick partners. Prior to joining the PayQwick Team, Zach gained experience in mortgages and insurance from working at Allstate and Maverick Financial.
Prema Wargo
Head of Financial Institution Strategy
Prema provides technical and operational guidance for PayQwick’s expanding business and compliance objectives. Prema has extensive technology management experience building eCommerce and commercial banking platforms for global and community banks at Fiserv, Dovetail, ACI Worldwide and IEEE.
Keith Marks, JD
Founder, Board Chairman
Keith Marks leads the strategic vision of PayQwick. Across a career of leadership in corporate finance, acquisitions and restructuring, Keith has had numerous successes in building businesses in various industries. Alongside notable clients and partners, Keith has completed over 500 transactions valued at more than $6.5 billion.

Bill Bauwens
Chief Revenue Officer
Bill Bauwens serves as Chief Revenue Officer of PayQwick and generates new client and partner revenue while leading PayQwick’s national expansion. Bill brings over fifteen years of executive sales experience in multiple verticals, including technology and financial services, in which he focused multi-million dollar P&L accountability, talent acquisition, key account development, market segmentation, and client acquisition and retention.
Bec Brister
Operations & Compliance Analyst
Bec serves as PayQwick’s Operations and Compliance Analyst. She ensures daily operations run smoothly and that internal controls, policies and mechanisms comply with regulatory guidelines and met with highest standards. Bec has six years of experience in the finance industry, previously working as a registered representative and supervisor at Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments.
Kevin Greenberg
VP of Finance
As Director of Financial Operations, Kevin Greenberg is responsible for regulatory reporting and is leading the effort to scale operations. Kevin brings over 20 years of experience in finance and underwriting, and before PayQwick, worked in commercial real estate banking for companies like Cohen Financial and Precept Corporation.
Priscilla Ma
Head of Business Development
Priscilla Ma leads business development at PayQwick. In her role, Priscilla applies her corporate and investment banking background and her start-up and operational experience to strategically lead PayQwick’s growth. Prior to PayQwick, Priscilla served as Vice President at HSBC in New York and Hong Kong, working with clients and banking teams across the globe.
Diana Rivera
Head of HR
Diana serves as PayQwick’s Head of Customer Service and Human Resources and brings the perfect blend of organization and problem-solving capability to her role. Every day, Diana interfaces with customers and the entire PayQwick team and provides administrative services.
Ferrukh Sheikh
Financial Controller
As Financial Controller, Ferrukh Sheikh undertakes all aspects of financial management including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting as well as the development of internal control procedures. Ferrukh comes with over 10 years of experience in accounting, financial services and process improvement across various industries from medical device manufacturing to aerospace and defense.
Rina Zourkos
Sales & Relationship Manager
Rina Zourkos is PayQwick’s Sales and Relationship Manager, and regularly interfaces with clients to help grow their businesses. Rina brings an extensive background in financial client services to PayQwick. Prior to joining the team, Rina worked with Foresters Financial and Cetera Investors as a Registered Representative.
David Friedman
Corporate Development
David Friedman is an entrepreneur and Managing Partner at Panther Capital, mentor and financial professional with 25 years experience in building and growing closely held businesses, managing investment assets and investment strategies. He has led Venture Capital, Private Equity and direct investment opportunities across multiple industries and disciplines. His current fund is only investing in the cannabis space. 
Chad Beverly
Sales Executive
Chad Beverly is a Sales Executive for PayQwick who focuses his efforts in Southern California. He helps clients achieve their goals using a creative and consultative approach. As an experienced navigator of high-risk markets he specializes in strengthening the cannabis industry with PayQwick’s financial technology and banking solutions. He provides clients with the resources they need to streamline operations and scale with confidence.
Brittany Cano
Operations & Compliance Analyst
Brittany Cano is an Operations and Compliance Analyst at PayQwick. Brittany ensures daily operations run smoothly and that company processes and procedures meet government and industry compliance standards. Brittany brings a background in finance to PayQwick; prior to her current role, she worked at Chase Bank as an Operations Specialist.
Lily Kerrigan
Sales Executive
Lily Kerrigan serves as a Sales Executive for PayQwick whose efforts focus on Northern California. She brings a passion for legal Cannabis B2B operations and a personal mission to destigmatize the plant. Lily focuses on building strong, fruitful relationships by cultivating an understanding of the client’s short-term and long-term business goals. Prior to joining the PayQwick team, Lily gained sales and industry experience with PAX Labs and Confident Cannabis Wholesale.
Parsia Moshiri
Chief Compliance Officer
Parsia Moshiri serves as PayQwick’s Chief Compliance Officer, and brings expertise in compliance, operational risk and cash management from his experience at MUFG Union Bank. In his role, Parsia works with financial institutions, state regulators and customers to ensure PayQwick’s regulatory compliance is held to the highest standards.
Peter Bolognese
Marketing and Media Consultant
Peter Bolognese oversees marketing and media relations for PayQwick. For more than 25 years, Peter has worked with a variety of organizations including medical centers, professional associations, and enterprise software companies to develop strategic marketing and communications plans. Peter has secured client placements in outlets like The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and PYMNTS.com, among others.
Morgan Sweeney
Sales Executive
Morgan Sweeney is a Sales Executive at PayQwick and her region is the Midwest with primary focus in Illinois and Michigan. Morgan brings a wealth of cannabis industry expertise and a track record of client success. Prior to joining the PayQwick team, Morgan served as Business Development and Marketing Coordinator at Akrete since 2018.