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Compliance Summit Heads West


Welcome to the inaugural Las Vegas Compliance Summit! Our series of regional events has made stops in Miami, Chicago, Austin and Tampa, and we can’t wait to share our program with you here at Paris Las Vegas.

Compliance Summit was designed to deliver a crash course in federal regulations and enforcement actions and help you build sustainable sales and F&I processes without sacrificing productivity or profitability. If that sounds like a tall order, it should, but our speakers know how to get it done. Here’s what we have in store:

Welcome Address

Our first speaker is Andy MacKay, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealer Association (NFADA). He is a fourth-generation Nevadan who previously served as chairman of the Nevada Transportation Agency and as a partner in several private enterprises. MacKay is charged with protecting the interests of more than 100 new-car dealers in his state, and we are grateful that he has agreed to share his thoughts and kick off our event.

F&I Products, Regulators and the Presidential Election

Attorney and compliance expert Aaron Lunt of The Warranty Group will touch on a number of hot-button issues in his opening keynote address. He believes increased compliance and regulation is the most significant pressure point for dealers today, and he will explain the roles federal agencies and state attorneys general — and, yes, even our next president — will play in shaping the compliance landscape in the years ahead.

The Buck Stops Here: Dealers, Compliance and Enforcement

Few compliance experts command as much respect as Terry O’Loughlin, a former regulator with the Florida attorney general’s office who now serves as director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds. He will explain why dealers, not managers nor staff, bear the onus of compliance, and how having the right policies, tools and best practices in place is the best way to protect your operation.

Knowledge Is Power

Our first panel session will be led by compliance expert and attorney Michael Maledon and staffed by Bob Balak of Compli, Alpha Warranty’s Darin Ramos,  Steve Roennau of EFG Companies, and Timbrook Automotive Group’s Dina Wilson. Maledon and his experts will sort through the complex maze of rules and regulations to identify and focus on the best practices dealers are using today to keep up with changes and withstand scrutiny.

Luncheon Address

Our luncheon speaker is Jim Radogna, a San Diego-based compliance expert and trainer. Before founding Dealer Compliance Consultants, he served as compliance officer for a large auto group, the apex of a 15-year retail career that also included roles in F&I and sales management. Radogna will offer his views on the state of dealer preparedness and discuss compliance issues unique to the Western states.

Compliance Traps Your Store MUST Avoid

Attorney Jim Ganther of Mosaic Compliance Services is a dealer advocate and a Compliance Summit mainstay. His address will cover the common mistakes made by dealers in a highly regulated environment, how to avoid them, and how to train managers and staff to ensure your sales and finance processes remain up to code.

Leadership, Teamwork and Accountability

I have the honor of leading our second panel discussion, which will focus on the individual roles owners, managers and staff — and, in particular, your appointed compliance officer — play in protecting your dealership and your customers. I will be joined by Justin Gasman, the award-winning finance director at McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC in Boulder, Colo., and compliance experts Michael Tuno and Max Zanan of ARMD Resource Group and Total Dealer Compliance, respectively.

The Paper Trail: A Dealer’s Best Defense Witness

Compliance expert and trainer Gil Van Over, founder and president of gvo3 & Associates, will take the stage to discuss your documentation program — or lack thereof. In a sales and finance process that requires the customer to sign their name 80 times or more, you need to establish and enforce a set of rules that can serve as a defense against litigation claims and government inquiries. With your operation on the line, every signature counts, and consistency is the key to your paper trail.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Our final panel discussion will be helmed by United Development Systems (UDS)’s Brian Crisorio, who will be joined by Erika Ahern of CNA National, Doug Fusco of Dealer Safeguard Solutions, F&I Express’ Brian Reed, and Iris Spiegel of Miller Automotive Operations. This esteemed group will turn our discussion from the theoretical to the practical, detailing the simple, actionable processes and controls dealers are implementing in F&I offices nationwide.

Is It Compliant? 

Day One ends with a bang as our master of ceremonies, Bob Harkins of American Guardian Warranty Services, will facilitate “Is It Compliant?,” an open-forum discussion among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees. This is your chance to pose your toughest questions to our experts and share the challenges you have faced in your dealership and market. So don’t hold back, and remember: Compliance Summit is your event!

Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist Review and Exam

Day Two brings your opportunity to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status following the successful completion of a four-hour review session and a satisfactory score on the exam that follows.

The review session is divided into two parts: Part 1 runs from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and will cover such topics as ethics, vocabulary, Reg Z and M, adverse actions, ECOA, FCRA, credit applications and more. After a break, Part 2 starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon; this session will include Magnusson-Moss, the Used Car Rule, Red Flags, Safeguards, OFAC, Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP) and more.

After a half-hour lunch, the exam itself will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. But the fun doesn’t end there.

Industry Summit

Your Compliance Summit registration also grants you full access to Industry Summit, the auto retail and finance industry’s premier training event. You can drop in on sessions covering topics ranging from needs discovery and objection-handling to lender relations, the used-car market correction and everything in between. Tour the exhibit hall, take advantage of the free meals and join us for evening receptions.

I am so happy you have decided to join us for Compliance Summit. We take great pride in our event and we have been encouraged by all the positive reviews, phone calls and emails that followed our first four conferences. I hope you take full advantage of everything this week has to offer.

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Compli Partners With WeComply to Expand Training Offerings


PORTLAND — Compli, an HR and compliance management software provider, has partnered with nationally renowned ethics and compliance training provider WeComply. The venture will provide Compli clients with unlimited access to a comprehensive suite of premium WeComply training courses, with the purchase of a subscription plan.

“It’s important to point out that with this new subscription plan our clients will have unlimited use of the WeComply training library, meaning the more they use it, the better value they will receive,” said Lon Leneve, president of Compli. “This is a huge advantage because our clients won’t have to make a buying decision every time they want to provide an employee with WeComply’s trainings, and therefore more employees will be trained with more subjects addressed.”

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Compli Appoints New CEO


PORTLAND – Compli announced that David Childers has been named chief executive officer of the company.

“David brings outstanding credentials to Compli,” said Lon Leneve, president of Compli. “He is a pioneer in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) field and has a track record for being one of the most dynamic and innovative individuals in the industry. He has also been an entrepreneur and leader in a variety of successful high technology endeavors.”

Prior to joining Compli, Childers was a founder and CEO of EthicsPoint, where he led the company’s growth from start-up hotline provider to a leading global risk awareness organization, according to Compli.

“Compli is at the forefront of the latest development in governance, risk and compliance — Compliance Obligation Management,” Childers said. “Organizations not only face mitigating risk from regulatory obligations, they are also being charged to document, track, analyze and report on their contractual and social-responsibility obligations as well. Compli has long been known for bringing automated efficiencies and increased compliance-related protection to small to mid-sized organizations, and now it is poised to become the market leader in the emerging Compliance Obligation Management arena as well.”

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Compli, Crowe Horwath LLP Launch Accounting and Tax e-Counsel Service


PORTLAND — Compli, a provider of human resources and compliance management solutions, announced that Crowe Horwath LLP will provide advice through Compli’s Accounting and Tax e-Counsel service.

Compli’s Accounting and Tax e-Counsel is a service provided to all Compli customers, offering an easy and efficient way to receive guidance from leading professionals on critical business issues. Managers can electronically submit questions to accounting experts at Crowe Horwath LLP and receive feedback within 24 hours. Experts will address questions related to accounting matters, including inventory control, tax preparation and succession planning issues, reported F&I and Showroom.

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms.

“We have always held our relationship with Compli in high regard, and are pleased to now be part of Compli Counsel,” said Ron Sompels, a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP. “With all the changes and challenges that face businesses today, the questions never seem to cease. With our long history of working with businesses, we can bring definite value to this process. Compli’s Accounting and Tax e-Counsel is consistent with our mission of helping businesses succeed.”

“The Accounting and Tax e-Counsel further expands our comprehensive offering of experts, now available, on demand, at the fingertips of our customers. This unique service enables our customers to obtain professional guidance in many areas of regulatory compliance and on various business issues,” said Lon Leneve, president and CEO of Compli. “As 2011 brings in countless additional regulations, Compli’s Accounting and Tax e-Counsel, with expert advice from Crowe Horwath LLP, will help ensure that our customers receive the most current information regarding accounting and tax related issues.”

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Compli Releases New HR Software Solution


PORTLAND, Ore. — Compli, a provider of human resources and compliance management software, has released Compli 6.5, a program that manages the entire employment lifecycle.

The program features Compli Recruit, a recruitment and talent management solution, and Compli Counsel, which provides access to legal guidance and pay plan templates.

Using Compli Recruit, companies are able to automate the entire hiring process and consolidate recruiting information into one location. The solution provides a fully hosted career Website, a candidate and electronic employee application management system, an artificial intelligence search tool, EEOC and affirmative action reporting, integrated background, drug and alcohol screening and Form I-9 verification. Compli Recruit enables users to do everything from posting job listings on multiple job boards and importing job applications to applicant tracking and reporting.

Compli 6.5 also provides Compli Counsel, allowing companies to receive expert legal guidance. Using the employment law e-Counsel, managers are able to electronically submit questions to attorneys at Fisher & Phillips LLP, one of America’s largest law firms representing employers in labor and employment law matters, and receive guidance within 24 hours. Employment-related questions pertaining to issues such as hiring, discrimination and harassment, disability matters, wage and hour compliance, FMLA and termination issues, are subjects within the scope of the expert guidance given.

In addition, Compli 6.5 offers enhanced intranet capabilities including: the ability to upload documents to electronic personnel records, a company directory feature and industry specific news feeds to keep all employees informed and up-to-date. Compli 6.5 will also include key pay plan templates and wage and hour content developed in partnership with Fisher & Phillips LLP.

“With these great new features, we’re able to offer our customers a complete automated solution that manages HR and compliance workflow throughout the entire employment lifecycle, from pre-hire recruitment through employee separation,” said Lon Leneve, president and CEO of Compli.

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Compli Appoints Lon Leneve as President and CEO


PORTLAND, Ore. — Compli, a provider of workforce and compliance management software, appointed executive Lon Leneve as president & CEO, effective this month.

Leneve previously served as Compli’s president & CFO and has been with the company since 2003. Leneve succeeds Ken Thrasher as CEO, who is retiring from the company after eight years in the role. Thrasher will retain his position as Chairman of the Board.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a person of Lon’s knowledge, expertise and tenure succeeding me in the position of CEO,” said Ken Thrasher, Compli chairman of the board. “With a specialty in building strategic partnerships and opening new markets, Lon has extensive experience in helping expand the growth of sales and product offerings at Compli.”

Thrasher added: “Lon’s dedication to understanding the needs of the market and his customer-centric focus have allowed Compli to develop leading workforce solutions to customer problems which have translated into well adopted, effective business applications in the markets we serve. Lon’s vision and leadership will help us grow the company as we add new markets to our business plan, and will also help as we continue to expand the scope of our product to meet the entire workforce requirements of all customers we serve.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ken since 2003, and under his leadership we’ve created a new capability in workforce and compliance management that has given businesses the ability to gain confidence in how they manage compliance requirements and numerous other key workforce issues,” Leneve said.

“In a sense we’ve created a new business discipline that I believe opens up immense business opportunities for Compli. I am greatly looking forward to working with our employees, clients and business partners to continue developing and delivering exciting new business tools,” Leneve concluded.

Leneve brings over 30 years of operational, business development, financial and administrative experience to his appointment at Compli. Prior to joining Compli, Leneve served in senior management roles in a variety of industries, including as president and COO of Copper Mountain Trust; president and CEO of Skylink Telecommunications; and vice president and treasurer of Americold Corp.

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