(Denver, CO, May 14, 2019) – iLendingDIRECT, a national leader in automotive refinancing, announced that Tom Holgate has joined the company as its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this new role, Mr. Holgate will be responsible for driving growth initiatives and efficiently scaling operations to meet the needs of new and existing business ventures.
“Tom’s reputation as a proven operations leader makes him the perfect addition to the team as we prepare iLendingDIRECT for growth in a number of areas,” said Nancy Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iLendingDIRECT. Continued Fitzgerald, “With Tom’s successful track record of innovating and reinventing operations to service the customer experience, productivity and compliance, we could not be in better hands as we enter this next phase of expansion.”
“iLendingDIRECT is such a stand-out organization in the automotive refinance space that they are well positioned to bring greater value and service to even more customers looking to save money on their auto loans – and I look forward to playing an active, integral role in that expansion,” shared Holgate.
Prior to joining iLendingDIRECT, Mr. Holgate served as COO of BFS Capital, where he implemented strategies that resulted in drastic improvement in loan request response time, developed a quality control program, and grew recovery collections revenue; all of which drove significant revenue growth. Before BFS Capital, he worked for such notable companies as Southern Auto Finance Company, American Credit Acceptance, Freedom Financial Group, Wells Fargo Financial, and American General Financial Group.
Founded in 2006, iLendingDIRECT is a national leader in automotive refinancing. Through strategic partnerships with credit unions, banks, and other financial institutions nationwide, the company offers competitive interest rates on auto loans and creative financing solutions to thousands of consumers a year. iLendingDIRECT is a Better Business Bureau® Accredited Business and maintains an A+ rating. The company also won first place in the 2018 BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics in the large business category for demonstrating the highest level of credibility, trust, and transaction excellence while saving people money.