About us

Marc Ellis

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Marc has a long history in finance and business dating back to his many years as a New York City investment and corporate banker, however he has always had a dream of entrepreneurship. Living out that dream, Marc is proud co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thanks Again, LLC. In this role, he has led the brand to become the only global airport coalition CRM, CEM and Passenger Engagement platform with a presence in more than 100 airports worldwide. His efforts are enhancing the overall travel experience for consumers while encouraging more purchasing behavior. Marc oversees a dedicated team of professionals that are working toward the goal of extending the Thanks Again program to every global corner both horizontally to other airports and vertically to other enclosed multi-owner retail concepts like shopping malls, sports arenas and other high traffic public venues. Marc earned his BA in Finance from Morehouse College and later went on to earn an MBA in finance and marketing from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Edmund D. Puckhaber

President & COO

Edmund D. Puckhaber is the co-founder and president of the travel rewards program, Thanks Again, which launched in 2006. In this role he oversees operations and technology. Ed spent the first seven years of his career in corporate banking, giving him a substantial amount of experience in the financial industry. He served as assistant vice president at Wachovia Bank from 1994-1998, and vice president at ABN-AMRO Bank from 1998-2001. In these positions, he advised Fortune 500 companies on financial strategies and banking products. His strong skills in marketing strategy, strategic planning, and business strategy have aided his operational, technical, and financial expertise into spearheading two start-up ventures, one being Thanks Again, LLC. Ed earned a BA in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

Jay Ellis

EVP, Network Development

Jay Ellis brings to the table over 13 years of experience in retail and corporate banking with expertise in strategic client management and senior leadership roles including developing and managing progressive multi-level sales forces. Currently, Jay is managing the global expansion of the rapidly growing airport division of Thanks Again. In this role he is responsible for the team managing both the growth of the global airport coalition and the expansion of the new Thanks Again 2.0 mobile application, dashboard and engagement program. Jay earned a BS in Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a Veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served as an Artilleryman during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm with 3rd Armored Division from Hanau, Germany, and is highly decorated having received three army commendation and three army achievement medals.