JM Family Enterprises Names Ravi Abbineni Chief Financial Officer

February 2, 2022

Ravi Abbineni

Ravi Abbineni has joined JM Family Enterprises, a $18 billion privately held company, as the new Chief Financial Officer. In addition to leading the company’s financial operations, Abbineni also holds the title of senior vice president.

Founded in 1968 by automotive legend Jim Moran, JM Family has maintained its roots in the automotive industry while branching out to help other businesses succeed. Its current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries.

An accomplished CFO with 20 years of experience, Abbineni has worked in a number of industries, including consumer finance, insurance, real estate, treasury, commercial banking and asset management. He most recently served as managing director, CFO and head of strategy for Citizens Commercial Banking. Prior to that, he held CFO roles for JPMorgan Chase in their Middle Market & Specialized Industries Banking and Global Real Estate divisions, as well as with GE Capital’s Commercial Real Estate division. He also served as the GE CFO for Hyundai Capital & Hyundai Card Joint Ventures in Seoul, Korea. Abbineni has focused on financial management, strategic planning, auditing, and mergers and acquisitions. His professional experience will be an asset as JM Family executes its growth strategy and expands its leadership position both organically and through acquisitions, leveraging its strong culture and success in the franchise business model.

“Ravi’s impressive breadth of experience and knowledge of various aspects of the financial industry made him an ideal candidate as JM Family looks to grow its position beyond automotive,” said Brent Burns, president and CEO, JM Family. “We are excited to leverage his expertise and fresh perspective going forward and are certain that he and his family will find a welcoming home here at JM Family.”

Abbineni earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He and his family relocated to South Florida for this position.

Eric Gebhard, the company’s interim CFO since May 2021, was instrumental in recruiting and onboarding Abbineni into this role. Going forward, Gebhard will return to focusing full-time as JM Family’s treasurer and group vice president of Financial Operations.

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 more than $20 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, 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; Home Franchise Concepts®, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, The Tailored Closet™PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Lightspeed Restoration, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®; and Futura Title & Escrow, a family of leading independent title and escrow companies which includes Alliance Title & Escrow, AmeriTitle, Pacific Alliance Title, Kittitas Title and Escrow, and Momentum Title Agency; and Rollease Acmeda, a leading specialty distributor of window covering systems.

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