Sagent Lending Technologies recently announced the appointment of Robert Johnson to the executive leadership team as VP and chief sales officer with the responsibility to lead sales and account management for the full suite of Sagent auto finance solutions.

Johnson brings more than 25 years of automotive finance and financial technology expertise to this role to further accelerate the market leadership of Sagent Lending Technologies in technology and services for originations, servicing and business process operations.

The company indicated Hernan Lardiez continues to lead the sale and account management for Sagent mortgage solutions. Management highlighted the two lines of business, auto and mortgage lending, for Sagent are now being led by two industry veterans to better the position the company for growth.

“I’ve seen firsthand the dedication that Sagent Lending Technologies has to their clients and the industry, and I believe they are uniquely positioned to address the transformation occurring in the auto finance market,” Johnson said regarding his new role. “I joined Sagent due to the great respect I have for their highly talented team, their vision, and their high standards and values.”

Sagent Lending Technologies chief executive officer Bret Leech added, “Robert is a recognized leader in auto finance technology and we are excited to have him join the Sagent team today. Our clients will directly benefit from his expertise and insights as together we make the auto lending experience better for everyone,”

“This is a real testament to how we create value by partnering with clients and the lending community as Sagent Lending Technologies,” Leech went on to say.