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GWC Warranty and Nicholas Financial Form Strategic Alliance


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Vehicle service contract provider GWC Warranty announced a strategic alliance with Nicholas Financial, a provider of direct consumer loans and installment sales contracts from automobile dealers for used cars and light trucks.

Nicholas Financial operates a network of 63 locations in 18 states spanning the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. Nicholas, which was established in 1987, is one of the largest publicly traded specialty consumer finance companies in North America.

“GWC’s partnership with Nicholas Financial is yet another example of our company’s commitment to delivering a best-in-class experience that helps dealers generate strong referrals and repeat buyers,” said Rob Glander, president and CEO of GWC Warranty. “By aligning with Nicholas, we now have a partner to help us in continuing to share the ‘No Worries, Just Drive’ experience we provide dealers and their customers nationwide.”

The strategic alliance will offer both automotive dealers and consumers more convenient and seamless access to quality financing and best-in-class service contracts. Through its established and growing dealer network, Nicholas will now offer GWC vehicle service contracts, providing its dealers and their customers the confidence that comes along with GWC’s track record of paying more than $3.5 billion in claims to date as part of APCO Holdings.

“At Nicholas, we offer dealers the opportunity to increase sales and maximize profits through financing programs tailored to both the customer and the dealer,” said Nicholas President and CEO Doug Marohn. “GWC, much like the team at Nicholas shares a passion for helping dealers create repeat sales. This customer-focused approach to vehicle service contract and claims administration made this partnership a natural fit.”

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GWC Warranty Names New Chief Revenue Officer


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts sold through automotive dealers, has appointed Brian Stach as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer.
In his role, Stach will oversee all of GWC Warranty’s field sales operations, including a nationwide team of Area Vice Presidents, Dealer Consultants and Trainers.
 
“Brian is a proven leader with a long track record of fostering highly engaged, successful sales teams focused on flawless execution and best-in-class customer service. Because of this, we believe that Brian is an ideal fit to lead GWC Warranty’s talented, industry-leading sales team,” said GWC Warranty CEO & President Rob Glander.
 
Stach, a St. Mary’s University of Minnesota graduate, joins GWC Warranty following more than 15 years of successful sales management experience. Throughout his career he has spearheaded results-driven initiatives at numerous organizations such as CareerBuilder, Yahoo! and DialogTech. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Sales for Internet Brands.

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GWC Warranty Names New Chief Revenue Officer


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts sold through automotive dealers, has appointed Brian Stach as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer.
In his role, Stach will oversee all of GWC Warranty’s field sales operations, including a nationwide team of Area Vice Presidents, Dealer Consultants and Trainers.
 
“Brian is a proven leader with a long track record of fostering highly engaged, successful sales teams focused on flawless execution and best-in-class customer service. Because of this, we believe that Brian is an ideal fit to lead GWC Warranty’s talented, industry-leading sales team,” said GWC Warranty CEO & President Rob Glander.
 
Stach, a St. Mary’s University of Minnesota graduate, joins GWC Warranty following more than 15 years of successful sales management experience. Throughout his career he has spearheaded results-driven initiatives at numerous organizations such as CareerBuilder, Yahoo! and DialogTech. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Sales for Internet Brands.

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GWC Warranty Releases Fifth Video In Award-Winning Behind The Wheel Dealer Story Series


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts and related finance and insurance products sold through automotive dealers, has released the fifth video in the award-winning Behind The Wheel dealer story series.

The latest release in the Behind The Wheel series features Safeen Motors, an independent dealership in Garland, Texas owned and operated by two former Iraqi refugees. The story of Safeen Motors is an inspiring tale of the American dream as told by two motivated business owners who use their memories of time spent in refugee camps and their appreciation for their opportunities in America as motivation to never take any customer for granted.

Behind The Wheel continues to uncover and document impactful stories of dealers and their unique paths to success,” said GWC CEO and President Rob Glander. “The story of Safeen Motors is especially inspiring given the fact that these two owners persevered through unspeakable circumstances to today run a thriving used car dealership.”

Behind The Wheel, winner of a 2015 Automotive Communication Award, pulls back the curtain to unveil the people and communities that make dealers successful. Each dealership’s story also delves into how GWC Warranty’s best-in-class service, products, training and technology align with dealers’ missions to operate reputable, successful businesses.

To view the story of Safeen Motors, as well as past Behind The Wheel videos, visit the GWC Warranty website at www.GWCwarranty.com/BehindTheWheel.

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GWC Warranty Appoints Director Of Marketing Strategy


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts and related finance and insurance products sold through automotive dealers, has promoted Mike Silverman to the position of Director of Marketing Strategy.

Silverman joined GWC Warranty in 2014 as the Manager of Product Strategy, and has since overseen product improvements and new product development aimed at helping dealers sell more cars. In his new role as Director of Marketing Strategy, Silverman will have added input and influence over all aspects of the company’s marketing strategy.

“Mike’s accomplishments during his tenure at GWC have consistently contributed to the success of our dealer partners and in turn been a key factor in our company’s growth in recent years,” said GWC’s CEO and President Rob Glander. “We are confident that his leadership and vision for our future will continue to have a positive impact on GWC as a whole.”

Prior to joining GWC, Silverman held several progressive marketing and sales roles at nationally renowned companies such as Dunkin’ Brands, Bose and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is 2007 graduate of Amherst College and he holds a Master of Business Administration from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

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GWC Warranty Releases Fourth Video In Award-Winning Behind The Wheel Dealer Story Series


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts and related finance and insurance products sold through automotive dealers, has released the fourth video in the award-winning Behind The Wheel dealer story series.

The latest release in the Behind The Wheel series features Texas Cars Direct, a destination for luxury used cars in Dallas, Texas. Texas Cars Direct’s story is one entrepreneurship and a unique zero-frills approach to buying high-end used vehicles that is complemented by a quality VSC product provided by GWC Warranty. Owner Pete Bulban opened the dealership more than 35 years ago, and has been making luxury vehicle ownership affordable ever since.

Behind The Wheel continues to uncover and document impactful stories of dealers and their personal visions for success,” said GWC CEO and President Rob Glander. “The story of Texas Cars Direct is truly unique while also bringing to life the entrepreneurial spirit that so many dealers share. These types of businesses are a natural fit for GWC’s commitment to provide a best-in-class vehicle service contract experience.”

Behind The Wheel, winner of a 2015 Automotive Communication Award, pulls back the curtain to unveil the people and communities that make dealers successful. Each dealership’s story also delves into how GWC Warranty’s best-in-class service, products, training and technology align with dealers’ missions to operate reputable, successful businesses.

To view the story of Texas Cars Direct, as well as past Behind The Wheel videos, visit the GWC Warranty website at www.GWCwarranty.com/BehindTheWheel.

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