Editor's note: This report has been updated to note the event has been rescheduled for Aug. 24-26 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Compliance for buy-here, pay-here dealerships and finance companies that specialize in the subprime credit space can be extremely complex in connection with issues related to human resources, social media and advertising, as well as information security.
To help operations of all sizes and needs, Ignite Consulting Partners again is hosting Compliance Unleashed, the firm’s three-day conference that serves as a springboard to a year-round plan of support so companies can avoid pitfalls potentially resulting in swift penalties, or in the worst scenarios, going out of business completely. The event runs from May Aug. 24-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.
“The dangers faced don’t just come from car sales and financing, so we’ve included classes on diverse topics,” event organizers said. “Through this holistic approach, we aim to provide our participants with the skills and confidence to lead their companies on their compliance journey.”
The opening day includes a keynote presentation from Jessica Lesser, former head of Dallas field office for consumer protection with the Texas attorney general. Lesser also spent time as a vice president with GM Financial.
Educational sessions not only include presentations from the Ignite Consulting Partners team of Steve Levine, Richard Hudson, Kelly Blankenship, Randy Henrick, Jessica Cumbee and Bill Metzinger, appearances also are on the agenda by Brent Carmichael of NCM Associates and David Brotherton of National Independent Automobile Dealers Association
“We know that on a daily basis, business needs often force compliance initiatives to take a back seat to other priorities. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of our time together and focus on issues that usually get pushed aside until a crisis brings them to the forefront. It’s our hope that the knowledge you gain here will give you the tools to be an impactful leader during these challenging times,” Ignite Consulting Partners said.
“We often hear that compliance personnel have two common obstacles — relevant subject matter training and resources to call upon when new issues arise,” the firm continued. “Our conference is designed to solve both of these. First, we provide valuable subject matter expertise. Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, we plan this event to allow you to network with others and learn from each other.
“We don’t view our conference as a finite event, but as membership in a compliance community to facilitate both personal and business development,” the firm went on to say. “From our post-conference coaching sessions to our monthly webinars to our Compliance Unleashed ListServe, we are committed to enriching our community for the greater good.”
Ignite Consulting Partners also planned time for attendees to unwind with a reception on tap at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Club.
The complete agenda and registration details for Compliance Unleashed can be found on this website.