Our Team



Ben De-Kalo

Ben is co-founder and CEO of iPawn and is responsible for the company's short and long-term business direction and strategy.
Prior to founding iPawn, Ben co-founded DB Investment House, a leading boutique investment bank where he was in charge of daily operations and management.
At this firm, he led many significant transactions involving private placements and M&A of companies in both the technology and traditional industry sectors.
Ben holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Finance from New York University. Ben is proud to be involved in a number of philanthropic organizations, including assistance to people with special needs and poverty relief.
Ben can always be contacted directly at ben@ipawn.com


Elliott Herzlich
Head of Evaluations

With over 25 years of experience in the jewelry business, Elliott is responsible for iPawn's assessment, appraisal and evaluation processes. Elliott's expert skills and knowledge in jewelry appraising and evaluation have been developed through an extensive career of management positions at several large jewelry chains and department stores, including Fast Fix Jewelry Repairs (Dallas), Fuller's Jewelry Stores (Dallas), Zale Corporation, and Federated Department Stores. Elliott has been trained through Gemological Institute of America, and is a certified Senior Management Professional with the Jewelers of America. He is an accredited member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Elliott is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Jewelers Association.