The YouPawn Team

Grant Powell, Founder

Grant is a Digital Innovator and Numismatist (Founder of the Numismatic Database of coin values). He has nearly two decades of leadership in digital brand strategy, digital and social strategy, digital product development, website development and mobile application development. Former Creative Technologist at Google, founder of the digital agency Pomegranate / PWLL, and inventor 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.