Meet the Team
We created Debx to remove the pain points around credit card usage and help the world take control of their personal finances.
Meet the team
Ben started Debx out of his own love-hate relationship with his debit and credit card. He loved the fiscal discipline of debit and rewards of credit, but hated the large monthly bill and fees of credit and little to no rewards with his debit card. Prior to Debx, Ben started Allpoint, the world’s largest surcharge-free ATM network, because he hated paying ATM surcharges (see a trend…grin). He built Allpoint to 55,000 ATMs globally and amassed more than 60m cardholders, saving consumers more than a billion dollars in ATM fees worldwide.
Purvesh Patel is CTO and one of the founders of Debx. Prior to Debx, he worked as CTO of CARDTRONICS (NASDAQ: CATM). He was also founder of LocatorSearch – a company he led from the concept phase through growth and acquisition. Purvesh is an entrepreneur that has built businesses and also operated successfully within public companies. He enjoys the dynamic nature of the financial business and equally important, loves technology and believe in its ability to disrupt and fuel business growth.
Tim Klanke is one of the founders of Debx and currently oversees Operations. Prior to Debx, Tim worked at The Chertoff Group, where he focused on middle-market M&A and Growth Equity investments. Tim has advised on nine successful transactions, closing more than $900 million in transaction value across of range of technology verticals. When he isn’t brainstorming the next product to add to Debx’s roadmap, Tim enjoys playing a casual round of golf with family and friends.
Chad Crutchfield is one of the founders of Debx and currently oversees Growth. Prior to Debx, Chad worked in Corporate Development for Revolution Health Group, Orbitz and LivingSocial. Most recently as Senior Director of New Initiatives, he oversaw the launch and growth of LivingSocial’s fintech initiative, Restaurants Plus, before the company was acquired. When he isn’t hard at work focusing on how to grow Debx, Chad spends a lot of his time thinking about how he can use points to get his wife, daughter, puppy and cat (possibly) on the next grand vacation.