LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leadership Team

Our management team has created a highly focused vision based on EZCORP’s participation in a large and growing market and a thoroughly developed understanding of our customer. We have built the processes, systems, infrastructure, and human capital to succeed in our marketplace.

Mark Kuchenrither

Mark Kuchenrither

President and CEO

Mark was promoted to the position of President and CEO in August 2014.

Mark joined EZCORP as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development in March 2010. In May 2012, Mark was promoted to Executive Vice President and in October of the same year, he assumed the additional role of Chief Financial Officer. 

Prior to joining EZCORP, Mark served as Vice President of Operations for private equity firm Sun Capital Partners where he was responsible for overseeing 10 portfolio companies with an emphasis on profit improvement. Mark has also held executive leadership positions at Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. and Peavey Electronics Corporation.

Mark earned his MBA from Quincy University and received bachelor’s degrees from Franklin University and The Ohio State University.

Berry Guest

Barry Guest

President, Pawn and Cash Converters America

Barry was named President Pawn & Cash Converters Americas in July of 2014.

Barry joined EZCORP in October 2011 as President of U.S. Retail Operations.

Barry has over 25 years of experience providing guidance on strategy, organizational structure, tactics and execution in the retail industry. Prior to joining EZCORP, he was Vice President and General Manager of Blockbuster Canada.

Barry attended Sheridan College and completed the Executive Program at Queens University, both in Ontario, Canada.

Jodie Maccarrone

President of Global Financial Services

Jodie was named President of Global Financial Services in July 2014.

Jodie joined EZCORP/Change Capital as Vice President, Change Capital in April 2012. In July 2012, Jodie was promoted to Managing Director of Change Capital Operations and later Managing Director of Latin America responsible for the performance of Grupo Finmart, TUYO and EZCORP’s expansion into Latin America.

Prior to joining EZCORP, Jodie served as Director of Operations for private equity firm Sun Capital Partners where she was responsible for leading strategic growth and cost reduction activities within and across portfolio companies with an emphasis on profit improvement. Jodie has also held consulting and operational positions at the Monitor Group in Boston, MA and Honeywell Intl.

Jodie earned her MBA from Florida Atlantic University with a concentration in International Business and has completed extensive graduate work in International Communication and Behavioral Psychology.

Tom Welch

Tom Welch

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Tom joined EZCORP in April 2009 as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel.

Before joining the company, Tom spent 13 years at Dell where he served as Vice President, Legal and General Corporate Counsel and was responsible for the legal support of corporate securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, executive compensation and benefits, facilities, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Tom also held the position of Vice President Corporate Development for Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company (now Pioneer Natural Resources) and was a shareholder with the law firm of Johnson & Gibbs, P.C. in Dallas.

Tom received his JD, Law from The University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

Rick Bluntzer

Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Rick joined EZCORP in January 2013 as Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs with over 25 years of experience managing public affairs, governmental relations, and communications.

Prior to joining EZCORP, Rick served as Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs for NRG Energy, a Fortune 500 company. Rick also served as a Managing Director of Public Strategies, (now Hill and Knowlton Strategies), overseeing public affairs activities at a large electric utility and a large telecommunications company. Rick also held a variety of leadership positions at the Lower Colorado River Authority including Assistant General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.

Rick began his career in the Texas Legislature in 1984 and earned his degree at the University of Texas at Austin.

Bill Wood

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Bill joined EZCORP as CIO in 2014.

Bill formerly served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Bass Pro Shops.  While with Bass Pro Shops, Bill implemented a multi-gate IT Governance Process to optimize alignment of IT projects with key corporate initiatives. Prior to joining Bass Pro Shops, he was the Vice President, CIO, Supply Chain & Customer Care at specialty retailer Brookstone. He was also the Senior Director, IT with Dollar General Corporation, where he led the design and implementation of store-level technology required for perpetual inventory maintenance, and Point-of-Sale systems in 5,300 store locations as part of a migration from legacy systems.

Bill is a US Army veteran and is active in the community. Bill received his BA degree from Kent State University, and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Tammie Valentini

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development

Tammie was named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development in July 2014.

Tammie joined EZCORP in April 2013 as Managing Director of Change Capital Investments.

Tammie has over 20 years of global consulting and operations experience.
Prior to joining EZCORP, Tammie was General Manager of Procurian, Inc. which was purchased by Accenture in 2013, and had responsibility for approximately 25% of their global client base.  

Tammie earned her MBA from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and received a Bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University.