ARLINGTON, Texas — SFG Finance LLC, a purchaser of auto paper from buy-here, pay-here (BHPH) dealers, new-car franchise dealers, finance companies, banks and credit unions, today announced that Robert Chickowski, senior vice president of acquisitions, will retire on Jan. 31.

Chickowski’s decision to retire comes after 46 years in the consumer and commercial finance industry. He began his career with Household Finance in 1967 and has held senior management positions with ITT Finance, Citibank and Citicorp, Advanta Auto Finance Corporation, Motorcar Acceptance Corporation, FSB Financial and Regional Acceptance Corporation. Chickowski spent the last year 10 years with FSB, Regional and SFG Finance.

“I have known Bob for many years and have enjoyed working with him at several companies, including FSB Financial, Regional Acceptance Corporation, and SFG Finance,” said Steve Burke, president and CEO of SFG Finance. “He will be greatly missed, but I am excited to see him move on to the next chapter of his life as a retired executive. Bob leaves a big role to fill, and I know we will find the right person for the position.”