Chrysler Financial Appoints Executives
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler Financial announced late last week it has named three new executives to the company to serve as executive vice chairman, chief financial officer and chief risk officer, respectively.
Filling the position of executive vice chairman is Thomas Gilman, the new CFO is Leland Wilson and the appointed CRO is Darcy Walker.
Gilman's major responsibilities include strategic direction as well as finance and risk management. Prior to this role, Gilman was senior vice president and CFO for Asbury Automotive Group and president of CEO Solutions, officials indicated.
Gilman has 27 years of experience with Chrysler and has served in such capacities as vice president and CFO. His 18 finance-related roles have included working with dealer operations and credit, product development, sales, treasury and international operations, just to name a few.
Wilson is in charge of finance, controlling, compliance, treasury and tax activities as CFO and reports to Gilman. Previously, Wilson served as senior vice president and treasurer for Vanguard Car Rental.
Additionally, his experience includes a position as senior vice president for capital markets for First Marblehead Corp.
As CRO, Walker also reports to Gilman. Walker's duties include credit policy design, implementation and portfolio analysis. Additionally, Walker works to develop collection method strategy.
Walker's worked for Citibank for 25 years in various vice president positions. Moreover, Walker served as the credit officer for U.S. Consumer Business Group and senior vice president/global risk officer for Morgan Stanley.
"All three appointees bring with them proven track records, a strong focus on performance and broad industry backgrounds," officials with the company stated. "These appointments are effective immediately and will better position Chrysler Financial to best serve its diverse client needs."