The YouPawn Team


Grant Powell, Founder and CEO

Grant has over a decade of leadership in brand strategy, digital and social strategy, business development, website development and database application development. Grant turned a successful consulting career in digital to full-time employment at Google. He then left to the digital marketing agency Pomegranate, fathering the concept of the "network agency" model.

Gene Furman, Partner and COO

Gene has over a decade of experience as a leader in the pawn and gold-buying industries and currently manages 14 pawn shops in the Greater New York area. Gene has also developed and currently manages several online pawn properties with his partners. Prior to working in the pawn industry, Gene served as an engineer at CitiBank for seven years, where he built systems to manage financial transactions.