Our Leadership Team


Braven Imai

Chief Executive Officer / President

Braven joined Swift Prepaid Solutions in 2002 and has lead Swift as its Chief Executive Officer to experience 10x growth since 2007. He has more than 25 years of diverse business experience across Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial startup environments.

Braven started his career as a C.P.A. for the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen specializing in the manufacturing and healthcare industry sectors. From there, he accepted a position in Operations Management for Sam Zell's M & A roll-up holding company, Great American Management & Investment, where he focused on business process re-engineering and profitability improvement for over twenty portfolio companies.

Braven spent close to ten years at Fortune 100 Baxter Healthcare and its public spin-off company Allegiance/Cardinal Healthcare in Corporate Treasury, Finance, New Product Development and various Sales/Marketing and management capacities. In 1999, he co-founded PocketCard Inc., one of the first dedicated processing companies of prepaid Visa® programs. He helped raise approximately $20 million in funding and led the Company's 100 employees as its Chief Operating Officer.

Braven holds an M.B.A. (Masters of Management) in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 

Brian Levin

Chief Financial Officer

In 2000, Brian joined Swift Prepaid Solutions in the Accounting and Network Administration areas and was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer in 2007. He leads all aspects of Swift’s Finance, Accounting, Vendor Operations, Compliance and Network Infrastructure departments. Brian has more than 20 years of diverse business experience as a management consultant and entrepreneur.

Brian started his career as a benefits consultant with a leading Accounting and Information Technology consulting firm. After several years of benefits consulting, he accepted a position as a financial management consultant for Gibson and Associates, focusing on streamlining costs and increasing margins in the manufacturing sector for Fortune 1000 organizations.

Brian graduated from Drake University with a degree in Accounting and Actuarial Sciences and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Tracy Monson

Vice President of Client Operations

As Vice President of Client Operations at Swift, Tracy manages and develops all client-facing aspects of the account management department and the deployment of product development initiatives to the organization and Swift’s client base. She oversees employee and client training, process development/improvement, and marketing of Swift’s products and services. Tracy translates Swift’s goals and spirit into daily operations.

Tracy has over nine years of experience in payments. She began her career at Solutran, one of the largest electronic payment solutions providers in the U.S., and returned to her home state of Illinois in 2010 to join the Swift team. As an Account Manager at Swift, she managed program implementations, developed client relationships and became involved in operations as the business grew. Tracy was promoted after demonstrated success in her role as an Account Manager, and has led the Account Management teams since 2013.

Tracy graduated summa cum laude from Valparaiso University with degrees in English, Spanish and Creative Writing.

Lily Ramirez

Vice President of Business Development

Lily joined the sales group at Swift in 2007. Today, she serves as Swift’s Vice President of Business Development, responsible for the organization’s overall reseller and B2B client relationships. Lily educates and trains Swift’s reseller partners on the prepaid industry, Swift’s product set and sales strategy. She leads internal teams to drive growth of the existing client base, and continually breaks down barriers of traditional B2B interactions.

Lily brought with her to Swift many years of rebate and promotions experience. She began her career with Continental Promotions Group, the largest rebate promotions company in the world at the time, serving in various customer and client-facing roles. Lily was promoted to a management role and led teams working with some of the largest companies in the world including Costco, Dell and Motorola. 

Joe Kooima

Vice President of Sales

Joe joined the sales group at Swift in 2006. Since then, Joe has championed and promoted several new product launches and now serves as Vice President of Sales, responsible for the organization’s overall direct sales growth and strategy.

Joe came to Swift Prepaid Solutions with several years of diverse business experience as a sales consultant, entrepreneur and team leader. He started his career as a sales consultant with a large privately held service company in the Midwest, Anderson Solutions. After consistently exceeding expectations in Chicago, Joe was promoted and moved to St. Louis to develop the St. Louis market and integrate the business and sales operations of a company acquisition. While in St. Louis, he was responsible for developing and training a sales team, increasing market share, and leading the back office team.

Joe graduated from Trinity Christian College with a degree in Business and Management.

Global Thinking

  • Privacy, Security and You

    “Just because someone else isn’t doing it, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.”
    Privacy, Security and Swift

    It feels like reports of security breaches are constantly populating the news every day—with new sets of consumer credit card numbers being compromised and

Powerful Innovations


    The latest advancement in payment technology is already at your fingertips—and next month, mobile wallet integration arrives at Swift. Your program participants will have the ability to add any of their USD prepaid Mastercard® or Visa® cards to their Apple Pay®

Influential Discoveries

Prepaid Cards Can Lower Blood Pressure

Recent research from the world of health and wellness champions the use of incentives to motivate individuals. In a study conducted by Higi, a leading health company, 159,000 participants with hypertension were challenged to reduce their blood pressure. Prepaid cards were used as the incentive to change lifestyle and engage in healthier behaviors.

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