IRVINE, Calif., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Capital America (HCA), a top-10 U.S. auto finance company that does business as Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance, is pleased to announce the transformation of its executive leadership team initiated late last year by president & CEO, Ross Williams, is now complete.
Putting a new executive leadership team in place, with the combination of relevant experience and fresh perspectives, was one of the top priorities for Williams, who in July 2015 returned to lead HCA after successfully launching Hyundai Capital Canada.
"I wanted to realign HCA's focus and organizational structure to better fulfill our promise as a trusted captive partner dedicated to supporting Hyundai and Kia growth, and delivering value for our partners, customers, and employees," said Williams. "That meant having the right people in the right roles with the right teams behind them. I'm really excited about the group we have in place."
It is with great pleasure that HCA introduces the team:
Tim Devine, SVP, Division Head, Dealer Services
Tim Devine rejoined HCA in January 2016 as senior vice president and head of the company's newly-formed Dealer Services division. In this role, Devine oversees HCA's efforts to support Hyundai and Kia dealer sales, which includes the partnerships with the OEMs, product development, sales, consumer credit, and Hyundai Protection Plan. Devine, who has over 20 years of experience in the industry, was previously with HCA from 2008 to 2014, and headed the company's Sales & Marketing division during its explosive growth phase.
Karen Moon, SVP, Division Head, Consumer Services
Karen Moon was appointed to head of the Consumer Services division in November 2015. The newly-formed division was designed to create synergies across all of the customer-facing functions including servicing, collections, and lease-end & remarketing. Before moving into her current role, Moon served as the department head of Servicing and, prior to that, Corporate Services/Human Resources. Before joining HCA in 2009, Moon worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company working on projects in several Asia-Pacific countries as well as in the U.S. Moon, who is one of the executive sponsors working to develop HCA's Women in Leadership program, was selected by the National Diversity Council and the California Diversity Council to receive a "2015 California Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award."
Marcelo Brutti, Chief Risk Officer, Division Head, Risk
Marcelo Brutti joined HCA in March 2016 as its chief risk officer overseeing the Risk and Commercial Credit departments. Brutti comes to HCA from Santander Bank, N.A., where he was their CRO in charge of the risk management and compliance groups. Brutti's wealth of experience includes senior leadership roles in the risk units of TD Bank and VISA Inc., as well as risk-related roles with Deloitte & Touche and Wells Fargo.
Sean Kong, Chief Financial Officer, Division Head, Corporate Finance
Sean Kong became CFO and head of the Corporate Finance division in February 2016. In this role, he oversees the Treasury, Tax & Accounting, and Corporate Planning departments. Kong first joined HCA in 2014 as the executive advisor to the Corporate Planning department. Before moving to HCA, he spent twelve years at Hyundai Capital Services in Korea where he lead their Business Strategy team and, before that, their Financial Planning & Analysis team. Prior to joining Hyundai Capital, Kong spent five years with Samsung Life Insurance in financial planning and corporate sales.
ABOUT HYUNDAI CAPITAL AMERICA
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Hyundai Capital America is a top-10 U.S. auto-finance company supporting the financial services needs of Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America. Through the Hyundai Motor Finance® and Kia Motors Finance® brands, the company provides financial products to Hyundai and Kia dealerships nationwide, including dealer inventory and facility financing, as well as indirect vehicle financing for retail and lease customers. Through its subsidiary, Hyundai Protection Plan, the company offers vehicle service contracts and other vehicle protection products under the Hyundai Protection Plan™ and Power Protect® brands. As of 2016, the company serves over 1.5 million customers and over 1,600 dealers nationwide, and has over $25 billion in assets. In addition to its two offices in Orange County, CA, Hyundai Capital America has customer support centers in Atlanta and Dallas.
Kia Motors Finance is the registered trademark of Kia Motors America, Inc. and is used with permission.
SOURCE Hyundai Capital America