September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, Ind. - J.D. Byrider, the nation's leading used car and finance company, is pleased to announce three individuals have been added to the franchising team at J.D. Byrider's Carmel, Indiana, headquarters. Kirby Durham was hired as director of franchise financing, Maureen Glunt joins the team as director of franchise sales, and Jennifer Kier was named a senior franchise analyst.
"J.D. Byrider's franchising growth demanded that we allocate additional resources to help our franchisees continue to source exceptional funding opportunities for their businesses, as well as provide the horsepower to provide them best-in-class financial analytics and support,” said Tom Welter, vice president of franchising. “Kirby, Maureen and Jennifer are passionate about serving our franchise community and ensuring J.D. Byrider continues to be one of the highest returns on investment in any franchise offering."
J.D. Byrider is comprised of 30 company stores and 131 franchise stores, totaling 161 locations nationwide. Nine new franchise locations have opened this year, and five more are scheduled to open by the end of 2014.
A graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Kirby holds a degree in business management and a minor in finance. Kirby works with franchise owners to provide them with the working capital they need to start and grow their business. Prior to joining J.D. Byrider, Kirby was a high-performing commercial loan officer for Huntington Bank. His extensive experience as a commercial banker allows him to educate financial institutions on the success and growth of Byrider Franchising, LLC.
A graduate of Purdue University, Maureen holds a bachelor's degree in psychology. Prior to joining J.D. Byrider, Maureen was a successful personal and business banker at PNC Bank for more than five years. In her new role, Maureen will use her business development experience to ensure potential franchisees are equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to start their business with confidence.
A graduate of Northwood University, Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in accounting. She started her career as a cost accountant in the automotive manufacturing industry, and in July 1997, she joined J.D. Byrider as a Franchise Accounting Consultant. During her more than 17 years with J.D. Byrider, Jennifer has grown from providing basic accounting consultation and training to a business and financial analyst. Additionally, Jennifer provides accounting training for all of J.D. Byrider's new stores.
Founded in 1989, J.D. Byrider is the nation's leading used car sales and finance enterprise. The company was founded to serve customers with special auto financing needs and to ensure that they receive the same quality service in every J.D. Byrider dealership. With more than one million consumers matched to quality, affordable vehicles and a franchise system servicing more than $1 billion in retail contracts, the company continues its focus on reliability and customer satisfaction. Headquartered near Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana, J.D. Byrider consists of 131 franchised- and 30 company-owned dealerships in 33 states. Visit www.jdbyrider.com or franchise.jdbyrider.com to learn more.
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