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Hyundai Capital’s Ross Williams Joins AFS for Fireside Chat

Ross Williams, president and chief executive of Hyundai Capital America

Auto Finance News will host President and Chief Executive of Hyundai Capital America Ross Williams at this year’s Auto Finance Summit for a fireside chat.

The event will take place October 24-26 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Click here for the full agenda.

The discussion will delve into Williams’ eight-year career at the captive, emerging trends in the prime auto finance space, and digital innovations in online financing.

Williams joined Hyundai Capital America in 2010 as vice president and department head of commercial credit, then advanced to head of sales and marketing before spending a year in Toronto as president and chief executive of Hyundai Capital Canada. He returned to the U.S. in July 2015 to assume his current role.

Prior to joining Hyundai Capital, Ross held leadership positions at GE Capital and Deutsche Bank. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.

Hyundai Capital America held $31.1 billion in auto outstandings at yearend 2017, up from $30.1 billion the year prior, according to Big Wheels Auto Finance. The captive managed to grow its portfolio despite a drop in originations. HCA originated $14.1 billion last year down, from $16.8 billion in 2016.

On top of funding loans for Hyundai Motor Finance, the captive also operates Kia Motors Finance and Genesis Finance, which was launched under Williams’ leadership in late 2016 to boost lease volume.

For more information on the Auto Finance Summit, visit the event page at autofinancesummit.com. To register, click here.

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