The blending of former Cox Automotive resources at F&I Sentinel continued Wednesday, this time on the personnel front.

The risk-management solutions provider for F&I products in the automotive finance industry announced that Kat Venner-Fowler has joined the company as chief product officer.

According to a news release, Venner-Fowler will lead F&I Sentinel’s product team, overseeing strategy, vision, and roadmaps while collaborating cross-functionally with the operations, engineering, marketing and sales teams.

The move comes after F&I Sentinel had the successful completion of its acquisition of Express Recoveries from Cox Automotive.

Most recently, Venner-Fowler served as senior director of product at Cox Automotive.

With 23 years at Cox Automotive, F&I Sentinel said, Venner-Fowler has extensive experience in automotive finance, holding various leadership roles in product, operations, and enterprise data analytics.

Her successes in finance companies and dealer solutions, including her time at F&I Express, have solidified her reputation as an industry expert and leader, according to F&I Sentinel CEO Stephen McDaniel.

“As we continue to grow, it’s important for us to invest heavily in our solutions strategy and roadmaps to meet and exceed customer needs while also maintaining our competitive edge said,” McDaniel said in the news release. “Kat offers a wealth of experience, including over two decades of successful product management, operations, and enterprise data analytics within the auto-finance industry.

“Her profound insights into the customer journey, from shop to purchase, coupled with her pivotal role in launching transformative products as a founding member of Dealertrack, will be an asset to F&I Sentinel as we execute on our vision toward a transparent, efficient, and compliant F&I product marketplace,” McDaniel continued.

Venner-Fowler accepting this role also comes after F&I Sentinel previously expanded its team with four personnel additions across its finance, legal, and marketing departments.

“I’m excited to join the F&I Sentinel family,” Venner-Fowler said. “I believe in the company’s mission and the importance of an environment where lenders, dealers, and product companies can thrive. All three entities have a strong desire to be compliant, but suffer the challenges of decentralization and multiple channels, making it extremely difficult to be compliant.

“My goal is to provide products and services that help them stay compliant and in sync within this multi-channeled ecosystem,” she added.