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Innovation is about more than technology. It’s about culture and practices that help propel our entire industries forward. The auto finance industry has been blessed with the contributions and efforts of innovative leaders helping to drive digital transformation and benefits that will be reaped by lenders and their customers. Recently Lightico and our partners Auto Fin Journal were delighted to announce the first-ever Auto Finance Innovators Top 100 list. Today we’re excited to unveil the winners of the 2021 Auto Finance Innovator Awards! Our judges have announced the category winners who have helped modernize and accelerate innovation in auto finance. New call-to-action

And Now For Our Top AutoFi Award Winners...

The top honorees this year are: Innovator of the Year (Captive) 1517363858747 (1)
  • Bob Beatty, EVP, Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at GM Financial
Innovator of the Year (Subprime) 1516421992887
  • Andy Clements, Chief Servicing Officer at Global Lending Services
Innovator of the Year (Service Provider) 1630101356533 (1)
  • Ken Kertz, Vice President, Transportation Segment at FICO
Digital Transformation Leader of the Year 1628686169478 Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year 1612220503559
  • Brian Reed, Founder & CEO at Digital Auto Advisors
Innovative Initiative of the Year: BMW’s MINI Anywhere Platform 1595859446380 As a company with the mission to help auto lenders reap the benefits of seamless digital customer journeys, we couldn’t be prouder in honoring these leaders who are driving innovation forward throughout this space.

A Special Thanks to Our Esteemed Judges

Lightico and Auto Fin Journal also want to extend our deepest gratitude to our diverse judging panel composed of industry leaders:
  • Grené Nicol Baranco, Vice President, eCommerce at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead
  • Don Gottwald, Board Member, Romeo Power Inc.
  • Ian Smith, former CEO at BMW Financial Services - USA & Americas Region
  • Rich Zellner, President at Automotive Resource Group, Inc.

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