Agora Data reinforced its personnel going into next week’s National Independent Automobile Dealers Association 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo.

On Tuesday, the finance-solution provider of predictive loan technology for buy-here, pay-here dealers announced that auto industry expert Chantelle Hardy has joined the business development team as vice president of portfolio solutions.

The company highlighted Hardy entered the auto business in 1995 and has accumulated a diverse background in various roles such as a BHPH dealer, broker, bulk purchaser, and most recently, as national account manager for loan payment processing solutions.

Hardy joined Agora Data from Repay Holdings Corp. 

“We are thrilled to have Chantelle on the Agora team,” Agora Data chief executive officer Steve Burke said in a news release. “Having known Chantelle for many years, I am confident that her extensive industry knowledge and passion for great customer service will support Agora’s mission to deliver innovative solutions for the BHPH dealership community.

“Chantelle’s command of the auto industry and insights are distinct assets that will help Agora drive the transformation of auto financing,” Burke continued about Hardy, who will report directly to Chris Barry, the company’s senior vice president of sales.

Burke, Hardy, Barry and other members of the Agora Data team will exhibit their latest products during NIADA’s all-digital event, featuring breakout education sessions and webinars with expert speakers discussing a variety of industry-related topics, as well as multi-day live virtual expo to visit sponsor booths.

“For almost 75 years, NIADA has been one of the most valuable resources for independent auto dealers across the nation. We are always pleased to be a part of this annual event and will be participating in this year’s virtual format,” Burke said.

“Like many other businesses this year, auto dealers have had to adjust their business strategies,” he continued. “As a trusted resource and provider of auto finance solutions, we fully appreciate that performance, particularly during uncertain times, is essential. I am inspired to see the industry come together to develop solutions, share information, and foster new ideas to positively impact the future of buy-here, pay-here dealers.”

For BHPH dealers wanting to grow their businesses, Agora Data is welcoming the opportunity to share ways to increase profits, convert loans to cash and provide access to low-interest funding through the capital markets. The team will be available during the virtual expo times on Tuesday as well as on Sept. 29, and Oct. 6.

In addition to scheduling a meeting through the NIADA event website, Agora Data is also available at (877) 592-4672 or