June 06, 2017 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, Ind. - J.D. Byrider, the nation’s leading used car and finance company, recently appointed Craig Peters as CEO, replacing Steve Wedding, who served the company for 25 years. Wedding will support the transition as an advisor to the J.D. Byrider Board of Directors.
Most recently serving as Chief Operations and Technology Officer of Barclaycard US, a top-10 US card issuer and division of Barclays, Peters was responsible for delivering a new technology platform to support the launch of a new consumer lending business while driving efficiencies and improving quality at the company. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in consumer finance to J.D. Byrider with a broad base of global experience across operations, collections, risk management and technology. He has successfully transformed many businesses and operations during his tenure at HSBC, Capital One and Barclays.
“We are thrilled to bring someone with Craig’s experience and track record to J.D. Byrider. Craig’s leadership will be instrumental in the continued development of new services and systems for our current franchisees, as well as the successful growth of additional company-owned and franchised locations,” said Aaron Tankersley, J.D. Byrider’s Executive Chairman.
Peters holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business from Auburn University and a MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.
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 1 million consumers matched to quality, affordable vehicles and a franchise system servicing more than $1.3 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 137 franchised- and 27 company-owned dealerships in 34 states. Visit www.jdbyrider.com or franchise.jdbyrider.com to learn more.
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