ATLANTA — Safe-Guard Products International LLC, a third-party administrator of ancillary F&I products, announced that Randy Barkowitz has been promoted to chief executive officer and David Duncan has been promoted to president. Barkowitz and Duncan bring more than 40 years of combined industry experience to their new roles.
Previously, Barkowitz served as Safe-Guard’s chief financial officer for four years and was responsible for the company’s financial operations and several strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Safe-Guard, he served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Warranty Corporation of America, a provider of warranty solutions, until its sale to Asurion Corporation. His previous experience includes leadership roles at MCI, BellSouth and Hypercom Corporation.
“Randy is an outstanding leader who has made meaningful strategic contributions to Safe-Guard since he joined the executive team. We look for him to continue executing Safe-Guard’s strategic vision and further extending Safe-Guard’s industry leadership,” said Chairman Douglas Duncan.
David Duncan was promoted to president from his former role as senior vice president. He was responsible for account management, sales and business development with numerous international OEMs, leading F&I agents and national automotive retailers.
“Throughout his career at Safe-Guard, Dave has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of our strategic vision and plan, and he is truly dedicated to our organization and its mission,” Duncan said. “Dave’s experience and focus on creating innovative and value-added client solutions and products will complement Randy’s strategic leadership capabilities, risk management and operating expertise. With their wealth of industry knowledge and combined proficiency, Safe-Guard is positioned for dynamic future growth and continued successful industry partnerships.”