About Pawngo

Launched in June of 2011 and located in Denver, Colorado, Pawngo is the first full-service online pawn shop in the US and is venture-backed by Daylight Partners, Access Venture Partners and Lightbank, the $100 million fund started by the founders of Groupon.

Pawngo provides a short-term answer to immediate financial need via collateralized loans of up to $1 million. Our secure, discreet online process allows our customers to conduct the entire loan transaction from the comfort and privacy of home. Pawngo's mission is to help individuals, families and small business owners get the cash they need quickly, without any risk to their credit, and so far customers across 48 states are inclined to agree that our mission has been a success.

Meet The Team

Jim McHose - Founder/CEO

Jim McHose - Founder/CEO

Jim co-founded Internet Pawn, Inc. in 2009 and serves as its CEO and CFO. Jim brings more than 20 years of comprehensive finance, administration, and executive experience. Prior to co-founding the company, Jim joined Jumping Jack Cash as CFO in 2006 and orchestrated the sale of its Colorado operations to EZCorp (NASDAQ EZPW) in 2011.

Jim has held various senior executive positions throughout his career. While at Inflow Inc. he served as CFO, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, and Treasurer.

Brett Mitchell - CTO/COO

Brett Mitchell - CTO/COO

Brett heads operations and leads the technology vision at Pawngo bringing a broad based experience in building scalable infrastructure and platforms which leverage ‘Big Data’. Prior to joining Pawngo, he co-founded and lead the technology efforts at Mediafly, a leading provider of secure enterprise mobile and set-top video distribution.

Over his 20 year career, Mitchell has led a diverse set of VC funded start-up companies across multiple sectors including telecommunications, logistics, and consumer entertainment.

Todd Hills - Founder/Chairman

Todd Hills - Founder/Chairman

Todd Hills is the Chairman of Pawngo. After more than 25 years owning and operating brick and mortar pawn shops, Hills decided to bring the 3,000 year-old industry online. In 2009, Todd founded and launched Internet Pawn, now known as Pawngo, thereby creating a more discreet alternative to traditional pawn shops.

Internet Pawn captured the attention of investors, including Daylight Partners, Access Venture Partners and most recently, Lightbank, the fund started by the founders of Groupon. Following the Lightbank investment, the company relaunched as Pawngo in 2011.

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