F&I Experts Kelly & McLeod Joining ‘Newcoast’
Newcoast Financial Services LLC announced that industry veterans Janet Kelly and Jeff McLeod have joined the company as RV finance specialists.
McLeod began his career in the RV finance business in 1994, working 14 years for Newcoast Director of RV Operations Ed Arienti at Thor Credit Corp. In 2008, he became director of sales for Credit Acceptance Corp. and most recently was executive sales director for Credit Union Lending at Spireon Automotive Telematics.
“I am thrilled to be working with Newcoast and being reunited with Ed Arienti.” said McLeod, a graduate of Florida State University and a native Floridian.
Kelly will assist the Newcoast Financial team in building employee morale, streamlining workflow, and increasing the bottom line.
She has over 30 years of experience in the F&I industry including positions with Mutual Insurance, United of Omaha along with Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, and Toyota dealerships in California and Nevada. Kelly also served from 1984 to 1989 as the director of training/assistant to the president for Critchlow & Associates and in 1989 joined Kelly Enterprises providing education in ethical, efficient, and effective F&I/sales processes.
Kelly has also been a contributor to several publications including Dealer Marketing, RV Executive Today, RV Pro, World of Special Finance, AutoExec, AutoRemarketing.Com, RV Trade Digest, and Successful Dealer.
She attended Southwestern College in San Diego while also earning numerous continuing education certificates. Kelly is AFIP certified and has received awards from several organizations for her public speaking, including Toastmaster’s International.