IRVINE, Calif. — Fintech firm AutoGravity today announced the expansion of its dealer network development program with the appointment of Chuck Schofield as vice president of dealer sales. 

Schofield joins Aleks Bogoeski, cofounder and vice president of dealer sales. His team has grown the AutoGravity dealer network to nearly 2,000 dealerships, including many of the top dealer groups in the country.

“From a standing start in 2016, AutoGravity is proud to have built strong partnerships with some of the largest dealer groups in America.” said AutoGravity CEO Andy Hinrichs. “Led by Aleks Bogoeski, our dealer development team has built a dealer network that spans thousands of franchises across the country. With over two decades of sales experience, Chuck will be an excellent complement to our network development efforts, deepening our relationships with our existing partners and accelerating the growth of our dealer group portfolio.”

Schofield previously served as western region senior manager for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, where he was responsible for managing the U.S. finance products and services sales unit. He also cultivated relationships with Mercedes-Benz and smart dealership personnel. During his time at MBFS, he was consistently recognized for top sales performance and his role as a leader.

AutoGravity’s new executive also worked for Chrysler Financial as director of business vehicle finance. He began his career at Daimler Truck Financial.

“For many months, every dealership I’ve visited has been buzzing with digitally savvy car buyers searching for monthly payments on their smartphones, many of whom were using AutoGravity.” said Schofield. “AutoGravity has taken a distinctly thoughtful approach, working in partnership with dealers to help them realize the full potential of cutting edge smartphone technology and serve their customers anytime and anywhere they want. Dealers love it, which is what makes me so excited to join AutoGravity at a time of great innovation in the vehicle buying journey.”