Westlake Financial Joins Executive Panel at Auto Finance Summit Asia

  • William Hoffman
  • August 7, 2018
  • Asia

Paul Kerwin, CFO of Westlake Financial Services

Westlake Financial Services will join a panel comprised of other leading  U.S. auto lenders at Auto Finance Summit Asia next month to share best practices for how lenders can grow business in the industry’s competitive landscape.

Westlake’s Chief Financial Officer Paul Kerwin will join U.S. Bank’s Executive Vice President of Dealer Services John Hyatt and auto finance consultant William Shen for the discussion.

Auto Finance Summit Asia takes place at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on September 5-6. To register, click here.

In his role at Westlake Financial Services, Kerwin is tasked with overseeing all aspects of finance, accounting, treasury management, and analysis. He joined as Westlake’s controller in 2002 and was named CFO two years later.

Westlake held $3.9 billion in auto loans outstanding at the end of 2017, up from $3.1 billion the year prior, according to Big Wheels Auto Finance. Additionally, the lender originated $2.6 billion worth of auto loans through 2017 up from $2 billion in 2016.

Kerwin will share some of the operational decisions that have fueled that growth for Westlake over the years and how lenders across Asia can apply the same methods.

“The Hankey Organization’s unique philosophy has resulted in consistent and steady growth for over 20 years,” he said. “Westlake’s employees and management are focused and determined on expanding and continuing this impressive success.”

For more information about Auto Finance Summit Asia, including the full agenda, visit www.autofinanceasia.com.

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As Assistant Editor at Auto Finance News, William specializes in covering compliance, operations, and subprime issues. As a Brooklyn implant by way of Ohio, he's happy to discuss the triumphs and pitfalls of Cleveland sports as well as the latest music trends. Former bylines include Candy & Snack Today, Inverse, and The Tennessean.

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