ARLINGTON, Texas — SFG Finance LLC has named Robert Chickowski senior vice president-manager of portfolio acquisitions, according to a March 26 press release.  In this position, Chickowski is responsible for the supervision of due diligence and portfolio acquisition.

Chickowski brings more than 40 years of experience in the consumer and commercial finance industry. Prior to SFG Finance, he served as senior vice president/due diligence manager for Regional Acceptance Corp. He also worked at FSB Financial, where he managed several departments, including loan servicing and asset remarketing, as well as assisted on due diligence.

“We are very fortunate to have Bob as part of our management team,” said Henry Gonzalez, COO of SFG Finance. “He is uniquely qualified to help us leverage our leadership position in the marketplace and expand our market share.”

Recently, SFG launched a program to purchase existing buy-here, pay-here, auto loan portfolios from franchised and independent auto dealers, as well as their related finance companies. The company’s due diligence team will evaluate all loans to maximize the selling dealer’s return without interrupting the dealership’s existing business.