September 14, 2022 Austin, TX – TurboPass has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Mark Vazquez, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Westlake Financial Services, and Tyler Lackey, General Partner, Global Fintech Venture Partners.
Mark began at Westlake in 2002 and has been a key member of the leadership team that has grown the business by over 3000% during his tenure, into the largest used car auto lender in the US and an incubator for Fintech companies throughout financial services. Mark is currently responsible for overseeing the 400+ member sales and marketing teams and as a member of the company’s Executive Committee, his focus is on creating new products and services that allow Westlake to capture market share, retain existing customers and gain new customers.
Serving on the Board of Directors at TurboPass, Mark’s focus is on strategic growth initiatives to help more dealerships facilitate the funding process and avoid fraud. “Our relationship with TurboPass is well established” says Mark, “I’m proud to join the Board of Directors and I know this is going to further our synergy and keep both of our companies growing”.
Tyler Lackey, is a co-founder of Global Fintech Venture Partners (GFVP), a venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The firm invests in Fintech startups, with a mission to make finance more accessible, transparent, intuitive, and tailored for people across the globe.
Before GFVP, Tyler was Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President of Finicity leading the legal team overseeing all aspects of Finicity’s business activities including compliance with federal laws and regulations impacting processing online transactions. Finicity grew exponentially during Tyler’s tenure, resulting in its $980m acquisition by Mastercard.
Tyler is an established expert on open-banking and payment security and understands the unique needs and goals of a Fintech start-up. We are excited to have GFVP as our keystone investor and Tyler as a board member. Regarding his seat on the expanded Board of Directors Tyler said “I’m delighted to be helping the TurboPass team continue its growth path because of its strong team and alignment with the mission of GFVP. I know what this company has accomplished already in bringing open-banking to the industry. I’m here to further TurboPass’ aims to protect against fraud in American car dealerships, and beyond.”
TurboPass CEO Mike Jarman stated, “We are very excited to have both Mark and Tyler joining our Board. They are both leaders in their respective industries and have a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to us as we grow the business. We couldn’t have asked for two better individuals to work with us to help point of sale companies, lenders and consumers thrive.”