Ben Errez has acted as Chairman of our Board, Executive Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer since July 2017. He has brought this expertise to the Company to lead the Company into the forefront of the blockchain-based financial software, services and hardware market. Since 2017, Errez has been a principal of the GreenBox Business. From August 2004 until August 2015, Errez formed the start-up IHC Capital, where he held the position of Principal Consultant from founding to the present date, through which he advises clients in the South Pacific region with market capitalizations ranging from $50M to $150M on matters such as commerce, security, reliability and privacy. From January 1991 to August 2004, he served as Software Development Lead for the Microsoft International Product Group. He led the International Microsoft Office Components team (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in design, engineering, development and successful deployment. He also served as Executive Representative of Microsoft Office and was a founding member of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Forum, both within the company, and internationally. Errez co-authored the first Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Paper on Reliability. At Microsoft, Mr. Errez was responsible for the development of the first Microsoft software translation Software Development Kit (“SDK”) in Hebrew, Arabic, Thai and Simplified Chinese, as well as the development of the first bidirectional extensions to Rich Text Format (“RTF”) file format, all bidirectional extensions in text converters for Microsoft Office, and contributed to the development of the international extensions to the Unicode standard to include bidirectional requirements under the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”). He received his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University.
Fredi Nisan has served as a Director and our Chief Executive Office since July 2017, and has been a principal of the Company since August 2017. In May 2016, Nisan founded Firmness, LLC. Through Firmness, Nisan created “QuickCitizen,” a software program that simpliﬁes the onboarding process for new clients of law ﬁrms specializing in immigration issues. The QuickCitizen software significantly reduced law firm’s onboarding processing time from more than three hours to approximately fifteen minutes. In January 2010, Nisan launched Brava POS, where he served as President until 2015. Brava POS provided point of sale (“POS”) systems for specialty retail companies. Nisan developed software to provide clients with solutions for issues ranging from inventory management to payroll to processing high volume transactions in the form of a cloud-based POS system. This system had the capability to manage multiple stores with centralized inventory and process sales without an internet connection, and oﬀered a secure login for each employee, as well as including advanced inventory management and reporting, plus powerful functionality for its end users. From January 2007 until November 2017, Nisan worked for One Coach, in San Diego, CA, as a business coach. One Coach specializes in customized growth solutions for small business owners, including the latest strategies for sales, internet marketing, branding and ROI. Nisan was consistently ranked as the top salesperson for small business coaching while working with One Coach.
In her over 20 years of professional experience, Vanessa Luna has had the distinct opportunity to be at the helm of multiple management-related positions where her experience and keen business sense have been key in driving significant growth and profitability for the companies she has worked for, in addition to developing and launching initiatives focused on maximizing internal processes and procedures to create a more productive work environment. This experience includes roles she has held with an OTC, NASDAQ, Fortune 500, American Red Cross, and some of the nation’s leading service organizations in the legal, prepaid card, financial, construction, and other industries.
Ken Haller started off as an entrepreneur when he was 11 years old selling his neighbors unwanted furniture on eBay. From there he has built and sold several companies. Ken attended University of Iowa as an undergrad and went to law school in Chicago, passing the BAR in 2012. For the last 15 years Ken has focused his time within the merchant services industry, building connections with new banks globally, agents and vendors as well as building software within the vertical to service clients and streamline onboarding of clients. His knowledge is unrivaled in the industry and brings great experience to GreenBox as GreenBox partners with and plans to service banks and ISOs around the globe.
Pouya Moghavem serves as the Chief Business Development Officer at Greenbox POS. His role includes creating strategic partnerships, banking relationships and assisting with technology development. Pouya has broad experience across multiple verticals of business such as finance, lending, software, business processes and management, banking, as well as compliance both corporate and KYC/ AML. Prior to GreenBox, he worked in developing technology platforms for the payment space focused on payment data analytics and management, website development, and KYC/ AML. He also has a background in e-commerce as the architect of several different product verticals with sales on Amazon using SEO as well as native and affiliate marketing to drive sales of several thousand units per day. Pouya spent the first 15 years of his career in real estate lending, both residential and commercial, for private and institutional funds. Pouya’s passions include playing basketball, woodworking, time with his kids as well as helping family and friends and community outreach.
Ben Chung has more than 22 years of experience in the public accounting arena, as well as, invaluable industry exposure. He has extensive experience in audits for both private and public companies, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 planning and testing, purchase accounting under mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and due diligence transactions including post-merger integration services. Mr. Chung offers specialized expertise in the consumer, retail, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and non-profit industries. Mr. Chung’s international experience includes; IFRS and due diligence in China and US GAAP conversion audits in China and South Korea. Furthermore, Mr. Chung has been engaged in various IPO engagements, reverse merger [with SPACs] in China and Korea working with large investment bankers, lawyers, and private equity firms. Prior to forming Benjamin & Ko, Mr. Chung served as an Audit Partner for BDO Korea and previously represented the Korea Desk with BDO USA. He completed a two-year international rotation in South Korea and China, overseeing quality control for US GAAP, other foreign reporting filers, and the capital market practice. Mr. Chung also served as Audit Manager for medium to large public companies in the consumer industries practice at both Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at BDO, Mr. Chung served as one of the retail industry leaders, managing quarterly technical accounting and auditing webinars, and providing guidance to clients and other Partners in the firm. He was International Controller for American Apparel, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Chung was Director of Internal Audit and Interim Director of Financial Reporting for Big 5 Sporting Goods.