More details arrived on Tuesday from KAR Auction Services with regard to its presence in the repossession and recovery spaces.
According to a news release, KAR announced a consolidated management team for its software as a service businesses Recovery Database Network (RDN) and recently acquired Reno, Nev.-based Clearplan. Under the new management structure, all RDN and Clearplan employees will report to Clearplan president Justin Zane as part of KAR’s digital services group of companies.
KAR explained the integrated management team increases synergies for these complementary business units. The company added the consolidation will enable the development and delivery of tools with increased convenience, accuracy and transparency for its asset recovery customers and auto finance companies.
“KAR’s acquisition of market leader Clearplan aligns with our goal to further develop the data-driven, user-friendly communications platform for customers in the repo industry,” said Peter Kelly, KAR’s president of digital services.
“An integrated management team for RDN and Clearplan, one with tremendous domain expertise and a proven track record, will enable us to deliver the most powerful software platform in the industry and to offer smarter, faster and more effective solutions for our customers.”
In a separate message sent to SubPrime Auto Finance News, KAR indicated Michael Briggs will continue to lead CarsArrive Network as president and chief executive officer as it was a position he held in tandem with leading RDN.
RDN provides specialized software and data solutions to customers across the repossession and disposition value chain. Similarly, Clearplan’s digital platform provides recovery agents, drivers, forwarders and automotive lenders a centralized, mobile, cloud-based hub for repossession workflow and logistics management.
Together, KAR highlighted that Clearplan and RDN can connect thousands of recovery agents and auto finance companies to a streamlined vehicle recovery process — with reduced redundancies and increased actionable data.
“Established brands in the recovery industry, Clearplan and RDN have worked closely for several years now. By aligning the two, we can further enhance existing services and provide new product offerings to our lender and agent network,” Zane said.
“It’s our goal to provide industry-leading products through a proven team that the repossession and lender community has come to know and trust,” Zane went on to say.