DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Dan Chait, president of World Omni Financial Corp., announced four senior-level promotions on the heels of a record-breaking year. A subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises Inc., World Omni is a provider of financial products and services to automotive dealers, consumers and lenders. World Omni’s primary businesses are Southeast Toyota Finance, CenterOne Financial Services, DataScan Field Services and DataScan Technologies.
The organizational changes include: Mike Tiufekchiev has been promoted to group vice president of originations; Mike Pritchard has been named group vice president of operations; Brick Toifel has assumed new responsibilities as vice president of Southeast Toyota Finance Sales and Dealer Services; and Brent Sergot has been appointed president of DataScan Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries, DataScan Technologies and DataScan Field Services.
“This past year was one of the most significant in World Omni’s history,” Chait said. “Southeast Toyota Finance achieved recording-breaking performance, we made great strides with new CenterOne business partners and also further expanded our DataScan clients across the U.S. and Canada. All of these achievements would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our associates.”
In his new role as group vice president of originations, Tiufekchiev is responsible for Southeast Toyota Finance sales and marketing, dealer services, risk management, pricing, and commercial operations. Prior to joining World Omni in 1999, he served in senior roles with Ford Credit and GMAC.
Pritchard is returning to World Omni from sister company and JM Family subsidiary JM&A Group. In his role as Group Vice President, Operations, Pritchard is responsible for World Omni’s Service Center operations as well as for training and business process re-engineering efforts. Pritchard began his career with World Omni in 1996 and transferred to JM&A Group in 2000, where he most recently was vice president of operations.
As vice president of Southeast Toyota Finance Sales and Dealer Services, Toifel is responsible for the company’s functions that directly interface with automotive dealer customers, including developing consumer finance programs and managing the credit underwriting and contract funding processes. Toifel joined World Omni in 1984. He most recently served as vice president of operations.
Sergot has been appointed president of DataScan Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries, DataScan Technologies and DataScan Field Services. Additionally, he continues in his role as vice president and general manager of CenterOne Financial Services. Prior to joining World Omni in 2001, Sergot served in senior positions at the Greater Auction Group, Walden Automotive Group, MarketWise Solutions and Autodaq.