AFS Acceptance Promotes Seagrave to President
October 02, 2013
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In just two years, Scot Seagrave
has navigated his way to be president of AFS Acceptance.
The company promoted Seagrave — one of the speakers at the inaugural SubPrime Forum next month — citing his effectiveness of steering the transformation of the loan origination team into a cohesive unit delivering consistent and efficient solutions to AFS dealer partners.
Seagrave first joined AFS Acceptance in 2011 as executive vice president of loan originations.
The company highlighted Seagrave has demonstrated to be a progressive and effective leader driving improvements and efficiency across the organization.
Prior to his tenure with AFS, Seagrave worked as senior vice president for Prestige Financial Services in the same role.
In his new post as president, the company indicated Seagrave will have overall responsibility for the sales and operations areas of the company, which include loan originations, loan servicing, human resources and other divisions critical to the mission of AFS.
The company also mentioned Seagrave will continue to drive the growth and execution of corporate culture, corporate strategy, operational and technical efficiencies, and advance continuing efforts to improve the service and overall profitability to all divisions.
In looking forward to the new role Seagrave said, "AFS has experienced solid growth in the last few years and I'm excited to work with our phenomenal team to accomplish our goal of becoming one of the premier auto finance companies in the country.
"We are well positioned to increase our market share and we will continue to work hard to strengthen our relationships with dealers around the country," he continued.
Dov Szapiro will remains chief executive officer and continue to have overall executive responsibility for the company. Szapiro described Seagrave this way.
"Scot is a remarkable leader. In the two years that we've worked together, he has demonstrated a rare ability to blend tremendous passion, ingenuity and creativity, with a deep knowledge and understanding of the business," Szapiro said.
"Scot's organizational vision and cultural initiatives are impactful, inspirational and fun. I'm looking forward to seeing him drive the next stage of the company's evolution, and the resulting transformation, innovation and market leadership that will come from it," Szapiro went on to say.
With Seagrave's appointment to [resident, the company also announced that co-founder and managing partner, Uri Szapiro, will now serve as the full-time executive chairman, focusing on strategic planning and corporate development initiatives, including corporate vision, organizational culture, and other business growth opportunities.
Seagrave will be a part of the wide array of executives and experts at the SubPrime Forum, the newest addition to Used Car Week.
The SubPrime Forum will be presented by SubPrime Auto Finance News and SubPrimeNews.com, in affiliation with the National Automotive Finance Association. on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Along with Seagrave, other speakers include:
—Ian Anderson, president of Westlake Financial Services
—Charles Bradley Jr., chief executive officer of Consumer Portfolio Services
—Steve Hall, president and CEO of DriversSelect
—Jonathan Banks, NADA Used Car Guide
—Mary Benaknin, Mile One Automotive
—Jeff Bunch, Black Book Lender Solutions
—Melinda Zabritski, Experian Automotive
"Interest in the SubPrime Forum from all corners of the automotive industry continues to intensify," Used Car Week chairman Bill Zadeits said. "Having executives of this caliber is going to make the inaugural SubPrime Forum one to remember. As more noteworthy developments within this segment of the auto finance industry come along, the perspective from all of these participants will provide a great return for attendees."
The SubPrime Forum will provide data, knowledge, insight and powerful business networking opportunities to spur innovation and drive growth in the subprime auto finance marketplace.
More details about the SubPrime Forum as well as the rest of the series of events including the CPO | The Pre-Owned Conference, the Re3 Conference and the National Remarketing Conference can be found at www.usedcarweek.biz.
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