It’s already been a November to remember for Ignite Consulting Partners.
First, the auto-finance compliance firm that caters to buy-here, pay-here dealerships of all sizes, announced that Steve Levine and Richard Hudson have expanded their roles as managing partners as co-founder Allen Dobbins will be stepping away from the business.
Then, Ignite Consulting Partners bolstered its team by adding Kelly Blankenship.
Blankenship joins the firm as Dobbins departs to pursue other business interests.
“We are grateful for Allen’s leadership, mentoring and the opportunities he has given our team. Most of all, we thank him for his friendship,” Levine and Hudson said.
“We are eager to advance Ignite’s core purpose of helping our clients understand and implement compliance best practices,” they continued. “Stay tuned because our vision is stronger than ever, and more exciting announcements will be coming soon.”
And the first announcement did arrive quickly with Ignite Consulting Partners hiring Blankenship, who brings extensive compliance experience and holds the distinguished CRCM and CCCP certifications. She is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate School of Compliance.
Levine mentioned Blankenship’s impressive background includes positions in public and private banking, fintech and financial services companies. She has developed compliance programs, training initiatives, policy management, board reporting and vendor management reviews.
“We are thrilled to add Kelly to our team. She brings diverse knowledge and fresh perspective with a track record of innovation that will benefit our clients,” Levine said.
“Ignite envisions Kelly helping us expand our services and add to our growing reputation as the leading ‘go to’ resource for financial services, banks and fintech companies in assisting our clients needs related to compliance operations, compliance management systems, policy and procedure review and development, and training,” Levine continued.
“Some of the areas that Kelly specializes in are UDAAP, FDCPA, SCRA, GLBA privacy, fair lending, risk management and information security,” Levine went on to say.
The firm can be reached at (817) 841-8255 or igniteconsultingpartners.com.