DENVER, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pawngo, the industry leader of asset-based online pawning, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Mitchell as the company's new CTO. Mitchell brings over 20 years of experience in technology and entrepreneurial endeavors to Pawngo, and is tasked with developing new tools and applications for its pawning and evaluation platform.
"Brett will play an instrumental role in expanding our business as we continue to lead this evolving industry," said Todd Hills, CEO of Pawngo. "Finding a talented and innovative executive that fits into our company's distinct culture can be a difficult task, so we are pleased to have found an individual who aligns so seamlessly with our team."
Before joining Pawngo, Mitchell founded Pacific Crest Networks, one of the nation's first broadband telecommunications providers in 1993 and successfully sold it to Universal Access in 1999. Mitchell also spent significant time at Mediafly, where he established the company as the leading provider of secure enterprise mobile and set-top video distribution. Over his 20 year career, Mitchell has led a diverse set of start-up companies across multiple sectors including telecommunications, logistics, and consumer entertainment as CTO.
"The Pawngo team is full of talented individuals in the online lending and pawning space. Their expertise has put them on the forefront of this intriguing industry and I'm honored to join the team," said Brett Mitchell, CTO of Pawngo. "Pawngo's standalone direction as a business is unlike any other in the industry and I am certain of success as we continue to expand the online pawning business."
Bringing a unique blend of determination and experience, Brett will take lead on further developing the Pawngo platform and guiding the business as the industry rapidly expands.
Pawngo is the first full-service online pawn shop in the US and allows individuals immediate access to the cash they need for life's countless unexpected moments without leaving the comfort of their homes. The secure, discreet online process enables consumers to conduct the entire transaction from the privacy and convenience of their own home. As evidence of the market for this unique lending model, the company has funded over $10 million in the last 12 months. For more information, visit http://www.pawngo.com.