George Pappas has been named as a Managing Director at BMO Harris Dealership Finance, the company told Auto Finance News today. In his new position Pappas will lead a team focused on maintaining and growing the bank’s portfolio of dealer relationships in the Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan markets.
“Our dealership finance business is expanding rapidly because we are focused on bringing dealer finance customers industry expertise along with innovative financial offerings,” said Managing Director and Head of Dealership Finance Ghram Debes. “George’s industry expertise in both commercial and indirect retail auto finance, knowledge of these Midwestern markets, as well as his management experience and customer focus, makes him the ideal person to direct our activities in this area.”
Before joining BMO Harris, Pappas spent the past 12 years managing commercial dealership finance and indirect retail auto finance teams in various Midwestern markets. In his new role he will be based in Chicago.
BMO Harris Dealership Finance currently serves dealers in 30 states, Debes told AFN, and hopes to expand its footprint further by the end of 2015.