Casey Gunnell Jr

Group Vice President of Portfolio Management, Southeast Toyota Finance

Casey Gunnel Jr.

Casey Gunnell Jr is group vice president of Portfolio Management for Southeast Toyota 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., a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 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 role, Gunnell oversees the Credit Administration, Credit Risk, Pricing, Analytics and Data Functions. Recognized as a seasoned and strategic leader, he is committed to the continued success of the JM Family team serving as an advocate for JM Family’s esteemed culture.

Having joined Southeast Toyota Distributors in 1998, Gunnell began his career straight from college in the Customer Loyalty department. He has held numerous field and leadership roles in both Fixed Operations and Sales, Parts & Service Marketing, and has held multiple leadership roles at both the Parts Distribution Center and at the Westlake Vehicle Processing Center all within Southeast Toyota Distributors.

In 2020, Gunnell was promoted to group vice president of Southeast Toyota Distributors where he oversaw the company’s Parts Distribution Center, auto-transport company– Southeast Transportation Systems, and the three Vehicle Processing Centers located at Talleyrand Port Processing, in the Westlake Industrial Park, both in Jacksonville, Florida, and in Commerce, Georgia as well as the Technical Training Center, which is one of the largest automotive training and technical support facilities in the nation.

Gunnell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. He, along with his wife and three children, lives in Ponte Vedra 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 $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates, which is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 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, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, Home Franchise Concepts®, Futura Title & Escrow and Rollease Acmeda. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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