Our Story


A perfect blend of creativity and fundraising experience

The founders of BuyNow have a combined 27 years of experience in the fundraising industry. After years of hearing kids say, "I could have sold more if we could accept credit cards" they realized fundraisers were losing out on thousands of dollars. They searched the market for a find a payment solution to process transactions via credit cards. It needed to enable kids to process the payment quickly and efficiently without having to touch the credit card. What they found was there was no available solution so they had to develop one themselves.

Having run thousands of fundraisers, BuyNow knows the importance of the process being seamless, efficient and user friendly. Each step was developed with substantial knowledge of all moving parts, different scenarios, and hurdles that may arise while running a fundraiser. The program was designed and built by implementing technology with real teams in real time as it was developed. This allowed for BuyNow to discover and design every detail inside the technology to be most efficient and user friendly. This process is innovative but in line with the current ways consumers are purchasing any product.

Meet Our Executives

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Michael Braunstein

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Michael has been in the fundraising business for 10 years. Prior to BuyNow and fundraising he worked for the Seattle Sounders and Super Bowl XLII Host Committee.

He has a Masters in Sports Administration from Ohio University and a BS in Business Administration from The University of Washington.


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Paul Marlow

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Paul has been in the fundraising business 17 years. He is a charter member of Adrenaline Fundraising and sits on its Board of Directors.

Prior to fundraising he worked for Arthur Anderson, Nokia Mobile Phones, and Baker Hughes all in new product development. He has a Masters in Technology Commercialization and a BS in Mechanical Engineering both from the University of Texas at Austin.


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Megan Faricy

Chief Administrative Officer

Megan has been in the payment processing industry for over 7 years. She specializes in account management and customer resolution. She has spent countless hours working directly with some of the world’s largest processors making her a great asset to BuyNow.

She has a BS in Business Administration from Western Oregon University.