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.

Stuart I. Grimshaw

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Grimshaw joined EZCORP in November 2014.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Grimshaw served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Queensland Limited since November 2011.  BOQ is a publicly traded consumer banking and financial services institution with branches in every Australian state and territory. During his 30-year career in financial services, Mr. Grimshaw held a wide variety of roles across many functions of banking and finance, including eight years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  At CBA, he started as Chief Financial Officer. Over time he became Group Executive, responsible for core business lines including Institutional and Business Banking as well as Wealth Management (Asset Management and Insurance).  Prior to joining CBA, Mr. Grimshaw worked for the National Australia Bank, and was the Chief Executive Officer of Great Britain, with responsibility for large UK consumer banks Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank.

Mr. Grimshaw represented New Zealand at the 1984 Olympics in Field Hockey and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand) and an MBA (Melbourne University, Australia).  He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Stuart serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Tom serves on the Board of Directors of Ballet Austin.

Jacob Wedin

Chief Business Development Officer

Jacob joined EZCORP as Chief Business Development Officer in 2015.

Mr. Wedin, who received his MBA from the American International University in London, brings over 15 years of international business experience. He is joining EZCORP from Bayport Financial Services, where he held several executive positions in Latin America. Prior to joining Bayport, he was appointed as the Swedish Trade Commissioner for several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Brazil. In that role, he was instrumental in promoting Swedish industry and commerce in the region.

Scott Alomes

Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott joined EZCORP in March of 2015.

Mr. Alomes has more than 30 years of experience and has spent his entire career in Human Resources for the financial services industry. He joins EZCORP from Crowe Horwarth Australia, where he was HR Leader in the Southern Region for this large provider of accounting, audit, tax, business and financial advice to individuals and businesses in Australia.

He has also held HR leadership roles at ClearView Weath Limited (investments and life insurance products in Australia with $6.9 billion in funds and $148 million of life insurance under management), Suncorp (banking and wealth management in Australia and New Zealand with assets of over $96 billion and over 9 million customers), Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank.

Joseph L. Rotunda

President, North America Pawn

Mr. Rotunda joined EZCORP as President, North America Pawn in May 2015.

Mr. Rotunda previously served as EZCORP’s Chief Executive Officer for 10 years (August 2000 to November 2010).  Under his leadership, the company grew from a few hundred stores operating in 11 states to more than 1,000 owned and operated locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and its market capitalization grew from $17 million to over $1 billion.  During Mr. Rotunda’s tenure, EZCORP’s growth and performance were recognized with the company’s inclusion on Forbes list of “200 Best Small companies” in 2006, Business Weekly’s “100 Hot Growth Companies” in 2007, the Association for Corporate Growth’s “2010 Outstanding Corporate Growth Award” for Central Texas, and FORTUNE Magazine’s 2010 list of “100 Fastest Growing Companies.”

After having retired in November 2010, Mr. Rotunda rejoined the EZCORP Board of Directors in July 2014 and since then has been assisting management in realigning the company’s focus on the core operating principles that drove success under his leadership.

Mark Ashby

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Ashby joined EZCORP as Chief Financial Officer in May 2015.

Mr. Ashby brings more than 30 years of finance and business experience, having served in a variety of senior financial management and operational roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Myer Holdings Limited, Australia’s largest department store group with almost $2.5 billion in annual sales; Chief Financial Officer and Group General Manager with Mitre 10 Australia Ltd., a large home improvement and hardware retailer and wholesaler; and Chief Financial and Operating Officer for The Oriel Network, a joint venture telecommunications company set up by Motorola Inc..  Mr. Ashby also spent nine years with Motorola Australia Pty Ltd., serving in a variety of finance and accounting roles.

Carl Spilker

Chief Risk Officer

Carl Spilker joined EZCORP as Chief Risk Officer in May 2015.

Mr. Spilker joins EZCORP from Provident Financial, where he served as Interim Chief Risk Officer.  Previously, Mr. Spilker was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Dollar Financial Group in charge of domestic and international risk management and analytics operations.  Mr. Spilker’s previous senior risk management roles include Lloyds Bank, Experian and GE Consumer Finance.