Bill Shope

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southeast Toyota Finance

Bill Shope

Bill Shope is senior vice president and chief operating officer of Southeast Toyota Finance (SET Finance), the captive finance company for 177 Toyota dealers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.

In his current position, Shope leads the company’s day-to-day operations.

Shope has been integral to the development of SET Finance’s advanced analytics capabilities and risk management approach, which has enabled the company to expand the level of support it offers its Toyota dealer partners in the Southeastern U.S.

Shope joined the company in 1990 as finance manager of the Fleet Department and has since held numerous positions with growing responsibility. Most recently, he served as group vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining SET Finance, Shope was the assistant treasurer of Automotive Rentals, Inc. and a corporate lending officer for Mellon Bank.

Shope graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and has a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He and his wife reside in Pompano Beach, Florida.

About Southeast Toyota Finance
Southeast Toyota Finance (part of World Omni Financial Corp.) is a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast. The company offers a broad range of products and services to the 177 Toyota dealers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Southeast Toyota Finance is the leading provider of finance and lease options for new Toyota vehicles within its footprint, consistently ranking at the top in market share and dealer satisfaction. The company is committed to strong dealer relationships and customer service, providing finance, retail and lease programs, college graduate and military rebate programs that drive customer and dealer loyalty. The company’s portfolio of dealer loans includes inventory financing, real estate, and construction loans. Southeast Toyota Finance is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 associates, which is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. 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.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
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 4,500 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 Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; DataScan, a provider of solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management; and Home Franchise Concepts, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, PremierGarage, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up™ and Two Maids & A Mop.

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

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