HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Triad Financial Corporation has appointed Scott A. France senior vice president of Portfolio Management. In this key role, he will lead Triad's efforts to optimize portfolio performance, overseeing collections, customer care & titles, loss recovery, portfolio project management and remarketing.

An industry veteran, France joins the company with more than 20 years of auto finance experience and proven success in managing multi-billion dollar customer loan portfolios. In addition, he is highly experienced in maximizing portfolio performance using the latest technology and best-in-class processes. Most recently, France held the role as executive vice president, Consumer Services for AmeriCredit Financial Services, which he joined in 1996. There, he led call center operations with a $6 billion portfolio and more than 1,000 people and was responsible for the bankruptcy, asset remarketing and charge-off recovery areas of the business. Prior to joining AmeriCredit, France managed Client Services for Omni Financial Services, overseeing loan portfolios of more than $1.2 billion in prime and subprime auto receivables for multiple clients. He holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University.