About Us

 

Now a proud subsidiary of iA Financial Group, SouthwestRe is a service-driven company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with offices in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1985, SouthwestRe is one of the nation’s leading providers of F&I products and profitable reinsurance programs for agents and dealers. We are perhaps best known for service contracts sold under the names First Automotive, PowerRev, ProTrek, and TruckGuard.

In 2018, SouthwestRe was again honored to receive the prestigious Dealers’ Choice Gold Award for Service Contract Reinsurance. This marked the second year in a row SouthwestRe has won this award.

Our Company

Fast facts about who we are and what we do:

  • We offer the entire administrative package: product development, compliance, underwriting, marketing, policy administration, claims adjudication, and everything in-between
  • Our F&I products are fully insured by our affiliated insurer, Dealers Assurance Company (DAC)
  • We have relationships with more than 5,000 dealerships throughout the United States
  • We manage more than 400 reinsurance companies
  • We process in excess of $200 million in premiums per year
  • We adjudicate more than $50 million in claims annually

Our Commitment to Agents

If you are an independent agent, here are some of the top reasons you should join us:

  • Agent-controlled commissions: Your financial success is in your hands
  • Agent and dealer reinsurance programs: Every one of our products is reinsurable
  • A growing suite of F&I products: Automotive, powersports, RVs, and class 3-8 trucks
  • Personal training: One-on-one, and through agent seminars and webinars
  • Expert sales support: We help you seal the deal, on the phone or on the premises
  • In-house claims: We offer fast, friendly, fair, and accurate claims adjudication through our own Claims Departments in Dallas and Albuquerque
  • Advanced technology: You and your dealers will have access to OLÉ, our powerful Web-based suite of online assistant tools

Our Reinsurance Expertise

 

For over 33 years, reinsurance programs crafted by the experts at SouthwestRe have been instrumental in increasing profits for agents and dealers. With a personalized reinsurance program from SouthwestRe, you’ll enjoy a bigger share of the profits than you will with competing programs. Our track record of creating strong and stable reinsurance programs for our clients is one of the best in our industry. To build wealth safely with the maximum profits possible, turn to the experts at SouthwestRe.

Our F&I Products

 

SouthwestRe offers a constantly evolving suite of F&I products. Each is designed to provide maximum results and unparalleled financial rewards for agents and dealers. For a complete overview of all of our products, click here.

 

Our premier brand for VSCs, limited warranties, extended VSCs for certified vehicles, aftermarket products, and Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP). We currently offer over 30 different First Automotive products. Click here to learn more about First Automotive.

Affordable powersport coverage for sports bikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs, utility vehicles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and jetboats. Coverage to protect motorcycle tires and wheels is also available. Click here to learn more about PowerRev.

Protection for motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, slide-in campers or pop-up campers from the costs and inconvenience of unexpected repairs. ProTrek will help improve the bottom line and boost customer satisfaction at the same time. Click here to learn more about ProTrek.

One of the finest class 3-8 truck protection plans in the industry. Our current TruckGuard VSC delivers more coverage, more options, and more benefits than ever before. We also offer a TruckGuard Dealer-Certified Limited Warranty program. Click here to learn more about TruckGuard.

Our Leadership

 

Eddie Eckert | PRESIDENT

Eddie has been an executive with SouthwestRe since 2004. Overall, he possesses over 40 years of senior-level experience in the insurance industry, including accounting, operations and administration. He has also provided consulting services to third-party administrators on product development and marketing. Prior to SouthwestRe, Eddie served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Mid/America Insurance Services, a subsidiary of Primerica, and held other senior marketing positions in wholly owned Primerica subsidiaries. A Dallas-area resident, Eddie and his wife Betsy have been married for over 30 years. They enjoy traveling and doting on their three grandchildren.

Bill Bigley | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Bill joined SouthwestRe in 2013, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in financial management to the company. He started his career in public accounting, and has held executive level positions in insurance, coal mining and transportation industries. In the mid-1980s, Bill began managing producer owned reinsurance companies and has continually expanded his knowledge of the financial and contractual aspects of these companies. He has spent over 25 years in the insurance industry, specifically in automotive F&I services organizations. A native of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Bill has a BS in accounting from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He and his wife Jeannie have been married for 26 years. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, skiing and traveling.

David May | GENERAL COUNSEL

David joined SouthwestRe in 2010, and boasts over 30 years of legal experience in the Service Contract, Financial Services and Insurance industries. His legal career started with ITT Consumer Finance, where he started as staff counsel in 1984, and eventually became assistant General Counsel with Citigroup until 1991. From 1991 until 2001, he was General Counsel of Voyager Insurance Group, a carrier specializing in credit and auto insurance. After that, he assumed further duties at Voyager and was named Chief Marketing Officer of its Consumer Finance Division. From 2001 through 2005, he was the General Counsel for Precis, Inc., a publicly traded health savings company and health insurance agency. He then joined Warrantech Corporation as their General Counsel and stayed there until joining SouthwestRe in 2010. David spends his off-work time taking long walks with his two collies and makes weekly attempts to play golf and improve his handicap.

Carmen Torres | VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

Carmen has been with the company since 2003. She has served in roles ranging from Reinsurance Company Administrator to her latest role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Her industry experience includes administrative management and oversight of captive reinsurance companies, reinsurance treaty administration, account management, and agency administration. Carmen studied Economics at the University of New Mexico, and holds an AA in Business Administration. (Her professional designations include Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), and Associate, Reinsurance Administration (ARA) from the Life Office Management Association.) She is licensed for Life, Accident and Health Insurance in the state of New Mexico, and has the authority to do insurance business in 30+ other states. Beyond her role in the organization, Carmen is involved in the Young Leaders Society and Women in Philanthropy through the United Way.

Scott Craigmile | VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

Scott has been with SouthwestRe since 2009, and has over 30 years of experience in the automotive and reinsurance industries, including six years as a dealer. Prior to SouthwestRe, Scott held a leadership role at The Ryan Group, where he worked his way up from Account Specialist to Senior Vice President of the company. Scott has also been a Managing Partner of Premier Motorcars in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Managing Partner and President of CRW Leadership and Management, LLC, a worldwide trainer of managers and leaders.

Contact Us

 

SouthwestRe has grown tremendously since the company was founded over 33 years ago. Much of that growth is due, in no small part, to our agent partners. If you have any questions about any of this information, or wish to learn more, please contact us today.

Address:
2400 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Building 4, Suite 100
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

Toll Free: 877-881-2244
Fax: 505-883-7794
Email: [email protected]

www.southwestre.com

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