GRAPEVINE, Texas — Intersection Technologies Inc. - F&I Express today announced two new additions to its leadership team, starting with Gary Peek. He joins the company as CIO and will be a key contributor to the direction and planning of the strategic growth of F&I Express.
Peek will be responsible for managing all aspects of information technology and shape product vision and technology strategy. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the vertical market software industry, including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and product and software engineering strategies.
“I am excited to join F&I Express and be a part of the rapid growth that the company is experiencing and to work with Brian Reed, an automotive industry veteran,” said Peek. “The F&I technologies that are being built for lenders, dealerships, and aftermarket providers is changing rapidly, and I am confident that F&I Express will continue to be at the forefront of companies providing software and services in this vertical.”
Peek previously served as the vice president of IT business solutions for Rent-A-Center Inc. (RAC), where he managed a large technology team providing application development, quality control, product management, solution architecture, and enterprise data services across multiple business units.
Prior to RAC, Peek served as director of restaurant technology strategy for Yum! Restaurants International, where he was responsible for strategy, business case development, and global vendor management for technologies used by KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants outside the U.S. Peek also founded highly successful software companies serving the restaurant industry.
F&I Express also welcomed Mike Llewellyn to the team. He will serve as the product manager for Express Recoveries and will be responsible for supporting and leading the overall growth of the company’s ecancellations solution.
“I am ecstatic to be part of the dynamic growth at F&I Express, joining this extremely passionate and talented team,” said Llewellyn, who will work closely with customers and across technology and account management teams to ensure customer needs are met. “I am focused on further enhancing one of our best-in-class solutions, Express Recoveries, enabling lenders and dealers to obtain aftermarket product cancellations and refund data, while solving business problems that arise in our ever-changing marketplace landscape.”
Llewellyn brings more than 20 years of experience in product management and a history of customer-centric focus in ecommerce environments. He held a number of leadership roles at Sabre Airline Solutions prior to joining F&I Express, and led ecommerce airline booking portals at global airlines and promoted new features designed to drive ancillary revenues for airlines. Llewellyn also reinvigorated the revolutionary MySabre agency point-of-sale portal with product enhancements, increasing adoption by 57%.
Prior to Sabre, Llewellyn served as an account executive at American Airlines, where he was recognized with both the Circle of Distinction and Bulls Eye awards for outstanding sales growth and visionary leadership.
“We are excited to welcome Gary Peek to our business team as chief information officer at F&I Express. He will be key to our strategic growth plan to expand and improve our technology solutions at an explosive rate,” said Reed, who serves president and CEO .of F&I Express. “Mike Llewellyn will be another valuable addition to the F&I Express team. We look forward to the contribution he will make to further develop the success of our ecancellation solution, Express Recoveries.”