BCC Payments. Founded on experience and vision.
We’re a team of focused professionals, and we’ve been in your shoes. Our experience is your advantage.
BCC Payments was founded by Charlie Pasquale, a Philadelphia-area businessman with years of experience in owning and managing laundromats and a leader in the laundry industry. Charlie built the company by partnering with inventive technologists who were able to bring his vision to life. Today these professionals are, together, BCC Payments, arguably the most innovative enterprise in your industry.
You can be more efficient and more profitable. BCC Payments can get you there.
Charlie Pasquale, CEO
Charlie is an accomplished business professional with more than 26 years of experience in creating, owning and managing commercial, retail, residential, and sports and entertainment enterprises. He is president of Pasquale Properties and founder and CEO of BCC.
Prior to founding BCC, Charlie took over — and rescued — a failing 1,700-square-foot laundromat. Seeing great potential in the laundromat industry, he joined the Delaware Valley Coin Laundry Association (DVCLA). He became DVCLA chapter president in 2013. Since then, he has also been voted to and currently serving on the board of directors of the national Coin Laundry Association.
In addition to running BCC, Charlie developed and opened a 4,000-square-foot , state-of-the-art laundromat in King of Prussia, PA, a booming suburb of Philadelphia.
Tom Merkh, CTO and President
Tom has more than 30 years of experience as a technology visionary and extensive managerial and strategic product development experience. He brings to BCC a deep understanding of secure information and access solutions and holds a patent for establishing and securing network connections. Tom has founded successful companies serving various industries, including healthcare, finance, communications, and entertainment.
John Backe, CMO
John has been a leader in media and marketing since the early ’80s, when he worked as an account director on the detergent brands Cascade and Liquid Tide. Next, he was director of the account management training program for a major agency in New York. In 1986, he joined Backe Group, an investment and management company specializing in media companies. That led him to found Backe Digital Brand Marketing more than 20 years ago. He continues to serve as president and CEO of Backe Digital Brand Marketing today.
Bob Kniskern, Partner
Bob is the president of Adaptive Micro-Ware, Inc., the company he founded in 1980 to develop and apply advanced technology to solve complex problems in manufacturing and communications systems. He is also the named inventor on three U.S. patents and has more patent applications pending. Bob has served as due diligence consultant to various technology companies and as CTO for multiple entrepreneurs. He is the recipient of the Personal Computing to Aid the Handicapped Award from Johns Hopkins University. Bob earned a B.A. in Physics from Wabash College.
Don Legato – Global Integration Leader
Don has enjoyed a long and successful career in sales and technology. A former executive VP of Global Sales, he co-founded, managed, and eventually sold a nationally recognized, award-winning company in the consumer electronics industry. He has worked with Apple, Sharp, Sony, and RCA, among other tech leaders. He has also served as a board member on the elite Temple University Fox School of Business Incubator team.