F&I Express recently added two executives to its company team who each possess more than 20 years professional experience.
First, the company announced Gary Peek has joined the business team as chief information officer. Management highlighted that Peek will be a key contributor to the direction and planning of the strategic growth of F&I Express, including the development of expanded technology solutions to help continually drive innovation in the marketplace.
Officials added that Peek will be responsible for managing all aspects of information technology and shape product vision and technology strategy.
“I am excited to join F&I Express and be a part of the rapid growth that the company is experiencing and to work with Brian Reed, an automotive industry veteran,” Peek said.
“The F&I technologies that are being built for lenders, dealerships, and aftermarket providers is changing rapidly, and I am confident that F&I Express will continue to be at the forefront of companies providing software and services in this vertical,” Peek continued.
Peek brings more than 20 years of experience in the vertical market software industry including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and product and software engineering strategies to F&I Express.
Before he joined F&I Express, Peek served as the vice president of IT business solutions for Rent-A-Center (RAC), where he managed a large technology team providing application development, quality control, product management, solution architecture and enterprise data services across multiple business units.
Prior to RAC, Peek was responsible for strategy, business case development and global vendor management for technologies used by KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants outside the U.S. as the director of restaurant technology strategy for Yum Restaurants International.
Peek has also founded and grown highly successful software companies from the ground up with technologies primarily focused on the restaurant industry being used by companies around the globe.
F&I Express also welcomed Mike Llewellyn to the F&I Express team. As the Express Recoveries product manager, Llewellyn will be instrumental in supporting and leading the overall growth of the business for this complete solution for streamlined, compliant eCancellations.
The company indicated Llewellyn will work closely with customers and across technology and account management teams to ensure customer needs are met and solution strategies are successful.
“I am ecstatic to be part of the dynamic growth at F&I Express, joining this extremely passionate and talented team,” Llewellyn said.
“I am focused on further enhancing one of our best-in-class solutions, Express Recoveries, enabling lenders and dealers to obtain aftermarket product cancellations and refund data, while solving business problems that arise in our ever-changing marketplace landscape,” he continued.
Llewellyn has more than 20 years of experience in product management and a history of customer-centric focus in e-commerce environments.
Llewellyn held a number of roles at Sabre Airline Solutions before joining F&I Express, from manager of solution marketing ancillary sales to manager of solution marketing self-service to manager of e-commerce delivery. He successfully led e-commerce airline booking portals at global airlines as well as promoted new features driving an increase of ancillary revenues for airlines.
Llewellyn also reinvigorated the revolutionary MySabre agency point-of-sale portal with product enhancements, increasing adoption by 57 percent.
Prior to Sabre, Llewellyn was an account executive at American Airlines where he was recognized with both the Circle of Distinction and Bulls Eye awards for outstanding sales growth and visionary leadership.
“We are excited to welcome Gary Peek to our business team as chief information officer at F&I Express. He will be key to our strategic growth plan to expand and improve our technology solutions at an explosive rate,” said Reed, who is president and chief executive officer of F&I Express.
“Mike Llewellyn will be another valuable addition to the F&I Express team. We look forward to the contribution he will make to further develop the success of our eCancellation solution, Express Recoveries,” Reed added.