Dan Chait

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

Dan Chait

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.

In his roll, 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 dealers and consumers. Southeast Toyota Finance is a division of World Omni Financial Corp., of which Chait is also president.  

Chait is also responsible for directing, and overseeing the activities relating to JM&A Group’s F&I, warranty products and services operations. Established in 1978, JM&A Group is an inter-related group of companies that offer quality F&I retail products and systems for more than 3,000 automotive dealerships and retail automotive outlets, which represent all manufacturer makes and models. The products are designed to help maximize profitability on vehicle sales and after-sale opportunities. 

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. He assumed full responsibility for leading Southeast Toyota Finance and JM&A Group as of January 1, 2021. 

Chait has more than 25 years of 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. In 2019 he was named chairman of the American Financial Services Association board of directors, of which he has been a member since 2015. He resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with his wife and they have four children. 

About JM&A Group
JM&A Group, a leader in the F&I industry for more than 40 years, serves more than 3,800 automotive dealerships nationwide. Comprised of Jim Moran & Associates, Inc. (JM&A), Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc. (FWS), Fidelity Insurance Agency, and Courtesy Insurance Company, it provides a variety of products and services such as F&I training and consulting, vehicle protection plans, used vehicle certification programs, pre-paid maintenance plans and GAP programs. Additionally, the company has nearly 750 associates, including a dedicated sales force of 300+ associates who support process implementation for dealer operations and digital sales strategies. JM&A Group is a division of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. a diversified automotive corporation headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. JM Family is ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies and ranked on FORTUNE®’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the 23rd consecutive year.

For more information about JM&A Group’s products and services, contact us at 1-800-553-7146 or visit us online at www.jmagroup.com.

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 4,200 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 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®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up® and Bath Tune-Up™.

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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