Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck
Founder and CEO
Born and raised in a 4th generation farming family from Mexico, Pablo brings over 10 years experience in the fresh-produce industry. After growing up around the family farm, Campos Borquez, a premiere supplier of fresh asparagus and grapes to the United States and Canada, Pablo went on to work for The Giumarra Companies, managing grower relations in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. Pablo returned to the family farm as Chief Financial Officer then went on to complete a Cornell University MBA — it was during his time at Cornell that ProducePay was founded and launched. Pablo is named to the 2015 Ag 40 Under 40 list and enjoys eating asparagus, of course.
Chief Technology Officer
An award-winning software designer, engineer and developer, Kevin previously served as the CTO for startups such as Sharespost, the technology incubator Brighthouse, and during the internet heyday at the internet automotive startup Model E. Besides running a software-consulting agency for several years, his leadership experience also spans time at Nissan, Toyota and at Disney Online as Director of Technology. He’s been recognized for contributions to Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation CD-ROM project. Kevin holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Electric Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Maryland and prefers apples over pears.
Chief Financial Officer
Ben brings more than 13 years of experience in finance and technology. He was the CFO of Radlink Inc, a medical software company where he oversaw the signing of a co-marketing agreement with Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, he directed the family office for the owners of the largest farming company in America, The Wonderful Companies (formerly Roll Global). He worked for the investment bank Credit Suisse, the digital imaging division of Eastman Kodak and as Treasurer of the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation. Ben is a UCLA Anderson MBA and holds a graduate certificate in marketing from McGill University. His favorite fresh food item is the clementine.
Chief Commercial Officer
Steve has over 30 years of experience in the fresh produce industry. He has served as Vice President of Sales for Sun World, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ballantine Produce and as Partner in Crown Jewels Marketing . During his career, he has been involved with the PMA, United, California Avocado Commission, California Strawberry Commission, California Tree Fruit Agreement and a Board Member of USA Judo. Steve has worked extensively with growers in Mexico, Chile and the United States. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and enjoys eating Melons!