Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Warren Lenard has joined J.D. Byrider as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Lenard arrived at JDB from The Finish Line, where he was Vice President Technology & Operations. Prior to The Finish Line, Mr. Lenard was Vice President of Enterprise Systems for The Children’s Place.
Founded in 1989, J.D. Byrider is the leading used car and finance company franchise of its kind in the United States. They operate the largest network of auto dealerships, doing business with more than 4,000 customers every month in 33 states via 153 locations (having sold over 1.2 million cars). They provide easy on-site financing to customers who may have credit challenges. They back up all their cars with either a limited warranty or an optional service plan agreement that lasts up to 36 months/36,000 miles. The company is owned by Altamont Capital Partners, a San Francisco based private equity firm with $1.3 billion in capital under management, focused primarily on making long term, control investments in middle market companies.