Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
Industry Press Releases

Industry Press Releases Industry Press Releases

Exclusive Blog Posts

10 Things in Sales that will Never Change

10 Things in Sales that will Never Change

Here is my take on 10 things that will never change in Sales.  When you have a clear understanding of how these 10 things work, you'll undoubtedly…

Are You Selling Service Contracts in the Lane?

Are You Selling Service Contracts in the Lane?

Several dealers reported record months in the service drive. With a record number of RO’s hitting the lanes each day, it is a gold mine for selling s…

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

It’s no secret that women make up a small portion of the dealer workforce and turnover among women is high. By not attracting and retaining women in the …

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

I had the chance to interview Bill Playford about car subscription services, and how they're going to change the marketplace. Take a look what this ins…

Be The Exception

Be The Exception

How brilliant marketers find and follow what makes their stories different in a world full of average content DrivingSales is excited to announce th…

SFG Finance Enjoys Significant Year-over-Year Volume Increases; Recruits Three Industry Veterans to Help with Future Expansion

ARLINGTON, Texas — June 4, 2013 -- SFG Finance LLC (, a purchaser of auto paper from BHPH dealers, new car franchise dealers, finance companies, banks and credit unions, today announced that it has enjoyed significant year-over-year increases in volume and has added three industry veterans to its team to help stay ahead of its growth.

Adrienne Schlitz has joined as Senior Vice President-Manager of Acquisitions; Mike Anderson has joined as Senior Vice President-Manager of Loan Servicing and Brad Adams has joined SFG as Vice President Business Development.

Schlitz has over 22 years of auto industry experience which includes 19 years in auto finance with a focus on non-prime business.  Prior to joining SFG, Schlitz held a Vice President position and was a leader in the Portfolio Acquisition Group of BB&T Dealer Financial Services/Regional Acceptance Corporation, where she focused on business development and portfolio acquisitions.  Before that, Schlitz served as Vice President at FSB Financial, where she developed and managed credit operations. 

Anderson has more than 20 years of non-prime auto finance experience in servicing, successfully leading collections and customer relations for several large companies. His extensive background includes serving for many years as Senior Vice President of Servicing for AmeriCredit Financial Services; and Vice President of Loss Mitigation for Triad Financial Services.

Adams brings over 20 years of experience in managing automotive loan portfolios to SFG. His experience includes consulting start up BHPH operations for companies managing portfolios well over $100MM.  Adams also has a wealth of experience in other areas, including bulk purchasing; securing lines of credit; lender audits; static pool analysis; forecast modeling; and point of sale financing.  Adams previously served as the Director of New Store Openings for Indianapolis, IN-based JD Byrider Systems, Inc. Additionally, he managed JD Byrider locations for seven years and was the CEO of a multimillion dollar point of sale finance company. 

“Due to our tremendous expansion we have recruited several veteran industry experts. We are also hiring mid-level management positions in several departments as well as 20 additional customer service personnel to stay ahead of our growth,” said Steve Burke, President and CEO of SFG Finance. “We recently exhibited at the NABD in Vegas, and are excited about the auto environment right now.  It’s very upbeat and full of energy.  Additionally, we will be exhibiting at NIADA in just a couple of weeks to showcase our new and exciting programs. This is a wonderful time of unprecedented growth for our company and we look forward to developing even more relationships with sellers of auto paper.”

Since its inception, SFG Finance has actively purchased and closed portfolios from dealers and finance companies nationwide.  Portfolio sizes range from $500,000 to $150 million, servicing released.   

Funding is made possible by SFG’s parent bank, with the added advantage of no need to securitize plus a more stable cost of funds. 

SFG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southside Bank. For more information visit: or drop by booth 629 at the NIADA convention and Expo, June 24-27, 2013, in Las Vegas, NV.

About SFG Finance:

SFG Finance’s tagline is: Where Relationships and Integrity Matter. The company is an active purchaser of auto finance receivables, and its executive managers each have over 30 years of industry experience.  It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southside Bank, one of the nation’s largest independent banks with approximately $3.5 Billion in assets. SFG Finance buys BHPH through super prime auto paper, servicing released, from banks, credit unions, auto dealers, and other financial institutions nationwide. The company’s aggressive pricing and experience across all credit spectrums make it an industry leader. For more information visit: or call (800) 994-0898.

Media Contact:

Matthew Burke
Brand Manager
SFG Finance
817-635-5107 >Media Contact:



 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now