Gary brings over 25 years of business and technology experience from the restaurant and retail verticals with specific focus on business- and consumer-facing technology solutions. Gary has founded and built two successful software companies developing solutions for the restaurant industry that were used by restaurants in 44 countries.
Gary currently serves as Vice President & General Manager of F&I Express. He originally joined the company in 2018 as Chief Information Officer and brings a unique blend of strong business and technical qualifications with direct experience in strategic planning, mergers/acquisitions, business development, marketing, project/product management, and software engineering strategies.
Gary recently served as the VP of IT Business Solutions with Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NasdaqGS: RCII) where he directed a development team of over 200 people including responsibilities for software engineering, data services, product management, enterprise solution architecture, and quality assurance. Prior to Rent-A-Center, Gary served as the Directory of Restaurant Technology Strategy for Yum! Restaurants International, the international division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) where he drove technology strategy (primarily ecommerce, mobile, digital signage, and touch-screen kiosk) for corporate and franchise business units located in 15 markets (110+ countries) outside the US for the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands.
Prior to joining Yum, Gary had built two software companies, Breakaway International and Intura Solutions focusing on technology for the restaurant vertical. While at Breakaway, Gary acquired Davis Systems, Inc., in Torrance, CA, and some of the assets of OpenTable.com in San Francisco. After Gary sold Breakaway to NTN Buzztime in Carlsbad, CA, he became the Sr Vice President and General Manager of NTN Software Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTN Buzztime.
Rich brings more than 25 years of automotive and financial services leadership experience to the F&I Express team. As Executive Vice President, Rich is focused on driving new partners to the company as well as the management of the overall dealer, agent, provider, and lender support infrastructure.
Before F&I Express, Rich was Managing Director for BenchMark Consulting International where he had P&L responsibility for operations in the Americas, focused on helping clients improve operational performance by using competitive market intelligence. Rich also served as Vice President of Business Development for Capital One Auto Finance, where he developed auto finance partnership programs with Fortune 500 companies and leading Internet properties. As a Partner with Deloitte Consulting, Rich established and led their automotive retail practice, where he worked with automotive manufacturers, captives, distributors and megadealer groups around the world. He also spent eight years with IBM Corporation, where he delivered IT systems to the financial services industry, including large investment and money center banks.
Roger brings 25+ years of executive-level automotive marketing, sales, and business development experience to F&I Express. As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Roger spearheads ongoing efforts rolling out F&I Express to thousands of dealerships across the United States.
Previously he served as Vice President of Sales for AutoTrader.com, where he directed a team of over 600 sales personnel and was instrumental in growing the online car-shopping powerhouse’s revenues from $170 million to over $700 million. Prior to AutoTrader.com, Roger was President and CEO of a major, Internet-based finance lead partner of LendingTree.com and E-LOAN. He also served as National Sales Manager at Reynolds and Reynolds, directing over 175 sales and service professionals and the company’s OEM relationships.
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