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Dan Chait

President, JM&A Group
President, Southeast Toyota Finance
Executive Vice President, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Dan Chait is president of both Southeast Toyota Finance and JM&A Group, as well as executive vice president of parent company JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family is a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Chait also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Management Team, which oversees the development and implementation of the company’s long-range planning and strategies for future growth.

As president, Chait is responsible for the strategic and operational management of Southeast Toyota Finance, a captive finance company for 177 Toyota dealers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company offers a broad range of products and services to automotive dealer and consumers. 

Southeast Toyota Finance is a division of World Omni Financial Corp., of which Chait is also president. DataScan, a global leader in wholesale floorplan accounting and risk management systems, is a subsidiary of World Omni and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Established in 1981, World Omni is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla. and is assigned a long-term issuer rating of BBB and a short-term rating of A-2 by S&P.

Chait joined the company in 2002 as vice president, Asset Management. In 2007 he became group vice president responsible for Southeast Toyota Finance’s Portfolio Management, Dealer Services, Operations, Sales and Marketing functions. In 2011, Chait was named senior vice president, and in 2012 became president. Chait has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry and has held senior level positions with US Airways, AutoNation, and UniCapital Corporation.

Chait earned his Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Rochester. He resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his wife and they have four children.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota DistributorsJM&A GroupWorld Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM LexusDataScan and Home Franchise Concepts. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.