Automotive Finance Corporation, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, promoted Joe Keadle to senior vice president of operations. According to a news release, Keadle will report directly to John Hammer, AFC CEO and president.
In his new role, Keadle will oversee all field operational functions including branch operations, sales and training, focusing on developing, leading and coordinating AFC field operations.
“I am honored to be part of AFC’s continued evolution and growth,” Keadle said. “I cannot wait to leverage our strengths across the company as we move forward.”
Keadle joined AFC in 2010 as regional manager and in 2011 was promoted to vice president of operations for the west division.
Keadle has more than 20 years of experience and has held a wide variety of positions in the financial services and automotive industries.
Before joining AFC, he served in a variety of roles for a multi-franchise dealership group including business manager, new car sales manager and used car sales manager. Later he was with Wachovia Bank in Charleston, South Carolina where he developed and managed dealer relationships and was the national floor plan development manager at New South Federal Savings Bank. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the College of Charleston.
“Joe is a vital member of the AFC operations team,” Hammer said. “His experience and strong leadership will help guide our organization and position us for continued long-term success.”