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MarkOne Holdings announces new Chief Financial Officer

As new CFO, Robert Bennett brings more than 20 years of finance and automotive industry knowledge to MarkOne Holdings’ leadership team.

markone holdingsMarkOne Holdings, a national automotive finance holding company operating through three regional subsidiaries, is proud to announce the appointment of Robert Bennett as its new corporate Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bennett will be located in the company’s corporate offices in Jacksonville, FL and work with leadership for MarkOne’s three regional locations in California, Texas and Florida.

As CFO, Bennett will be responsible for the preparation, interpretation and presentation of budgets, forecasts and financial statements for one of the fastest growing automotive subprime lenders in the industry. He brings launch experience entailing the establishment of accounting systems, controls, as well as policies and procedures and working with the capital markets.

“Bob’s experience in product trend analysis, unit costing, product pricing and detailed financial modeling will continue to push growth and strengthen our lending practices,” explains MarkOne Holdings President and CEO Bruce Newmark. “MarkOne Holdings prides itself on our people and Bob certainly has the credibility and industry knowledge worthy of joining our family.”

Most recently, Bennett served as Business Unit CFO for Bank of America’s Dealer Financial Services division in Jacksonville, responsible for bulk acquisitions, divestitures and securitizations regarding automobile loans and leases, as well as being accountable for developing and maintaining forecasts for both consumer and commercial auto portfolios. Prior to BofA, he was the Business Unit CFO for LendingTree and an integral part of the launch of the settlement services division, as well as the Business Unit CFO for Wachovia’s settlement services division. He’s also served as Manager of Finance for Bombardier Capital’s Consumer Finance Division, which purchased consumer paper for their Sea-Doo and Ski-Doo products.

Bob graduated from the University of Central Florida with Bachelor Degrees in both Accounting and Finance, and Florida Southern College with Masters in Accounting Studies.

About MarkOne Holdings

MarkOne Holdings, LLC is a national automotive finance holding company. Operating through its regional subsidiaries, WestMark Auto Finance, Centrus Auto Finance and MarkOne Financial allows MarkOne Holdings to have better understanding of local market conditions, regionalized operations and field staff that work and live in areas where its dealers and customers do business. Mark One Holdings LLC was founded in 2004 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

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