On September 14, ten teams competed for the title of tournament champions at the Grayhawk golf club, one the most
challenging Tom Fazio-designed golf courses in America. The 4th annual Flagship Phoenix Golf Invitational culminated
in a four-star awards dinner and celebration at the Grayhawk clubhouse.
Teams were comprised of Flagship’s valued Arizona-based customers and our leadership team, including Chief Operations
Officer, David Bertoncini, Executive Vice President of Sales, Jeff Haymore, and Senior Vice President of Credit,
The course, located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, made this year’s game of risk and reward one of the most
enjoyable to date. Plans for a 2017 expanded West Division Flagship Invitational Tournament are already in progress.
On June 25, a six-person Flagship team — “Full Speed Ahead” — collectively swam, biked, and ran more than 112 miles
in the Philadelphia Tri-Rock Challenge, raising over $18,000 in donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The team consisted of Flagship CFO, John Schwab, EVP of Sales, Jeff Haymore, VP of Risk, Karl Stabler, HR Senior
Specialist, Shauna Amador, Director of Sales Strategy and Development, George Ewing, and VP of Sales-Central, John
Every single dollar donated to the Full Speed Ahead Triathlon Team is used to help find cures and ensure access to
treatments for blood cancer patients; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer so
it can better fight infections and attack cancer cells, reducing the need for damaging chemotherapy.
Associates from the Flagship Chadds Ford, PA, headquarters stopped by to cheer on the team, and stayed to volunteer
at our promotional tent set-up at the Philadelphia Tri-Rock Challenge!
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary cancer research agency specifically focused on
finding cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients. The mission of LLS is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma,
Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Visit http://www.lls.org/ to learn more.
About the TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon
Recognized as one of the premier triathlon festival weekends in the country, 2016 marks the 12th year of this annual
event and features three days of activities. The race was named a top-five triathlon in the United States by Outside
Magazine and lauded as one of the top big city triathlons by Triathlete Magazine.
On May 25th, Bear’s Best golf course was the setting for a game of risk and reward. Eight teams comprised of
Flagship’s most valued Georgia-based customers and our leadership team, including Executive Vice President of Sales,
Jeff Haymore, Senior Vice President of Credit, Jack Farrell, and Vice President of Sales East, John Gaffney, vied
for awards and accolades.
The course, located in beautiful Suwannee, proved to be a worthy challenge, boasting holes inspired by Jack Nicklaus
golf course designs.
The day’s exciting activities culminated in a four-star barbecue buffet and awards celebration at the Clubhouse in
beautiful Suwannee, GA
Plans for an 2017 expanded East Division Flagship Invitational Tournament are already in progress.
The Third Annual Admirals Club Awards proved to be a “legendary” evening as the Flagship Credit Acceptance Sales
Division top performers of 2015 were celebrated at the “Sales Legends of Flagship” gala.
Held as part of the three-day Flagship Credit Acceptance National Sales Meeting, this year’s event included an
inspirational and entertaining message from keynote speaker, Connie Podesta, as well as comprehensive Sales
Training, including Advanced Negotiation Techniques, DiSC Behavior Skills, and a focus on the Highly Effective
Habits of Top Performers.
The event was hosted by the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, January 17-20.
Flagship Credit Acceptance LLC (“Flagship” or “the Company”), a leading non-prime independent automotive financing and servicing company is pleased to announce the appointment of financial industry veteran John R. Schwab as Chief Financial Officer for the organization.
Mr. Schwab brings extensive financial leadership experience in treasury and capital markets to Flagship. He joins the company from The J.G. Wentworth Company where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“We are excited to work with John on Flagship’s continued growth,” said Michael Ritter, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Credit. “With extensive corporate finance, capital markets and treasury experience, he will further strengthen our finance organization. We expect that John will continue to build upon the success he established in his former roles,” said Ritter.
“I am very excited to join the Flagship team,” said John Schwab. “Flagship has defined itself as a leading independent automotive finance company and I look forward to contributing to the next phase of growth.”
Mr. Schwab was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The J.G. Wentworth Company™ (NYSE: JGW), a position he has held since 2013 where he was instrumental in the process of becoming a publicly traded company. Prior to joining in April 2013, he served in various capacities since 2004 for Expert Global Solutions, Inc. (formerly NCO Group, Inc., a publicly traded company through 2006) including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his employment at Expert Global Solutions, Inc., Mr. Schwab was the Chief Financial Officer of RMH Teleservices, a publicly traded teleservices company and Inrange Technologies Corp. Mr. Schwab spent eleven years at Arthur Andersen, most recently as a Senior Manager, and was a certified public accountant. Mr. Schwab graduated from LaSalle University with a BS in Business Administration – Accounting.
The 3rd Annual Flagship Golf Tournament was hosted by the Flagship Credit Acceptance Phoenix, Arizona Credit Center
on September 23rd, 2015. A thrilling round of golf was played by 10 foursomes at the prestigious Grayhawk Golf Club
Talon course in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The course, designed by Tom Fazio, offered a challenge that commanded
the respect of the players through a daring and high-stakes game of risk and reward in the desert.
Flagship’s leadership team, including Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, David Bertoncini, Senior
Vice President of Sales, Jeff Haymore, and Vice President of Sales West, Ward Lentini, played in this event
alongside some of their most valued customers from across the nation.
Following the Tournament, an awards banquet and celebration was hosted at the Marlin Grill overlooking the Grayhawk
Golf Club course.
1st Place Team Kurt Vontersch, Josh Harwitt, Drew Drieling and Carlos Johnson ~
2nd Place Team David Thompson, David Hernandez, Aaron Myers and Johnnie Sanders ~
3rd Place Team Cassady Russell, Dale Bruemmer, Chris Coleman and Jerrick Price ~
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Flagship holds Michigan Regulatory Loan License #RL0020187, effective February 9, 2016. This license was issued by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services who can be contacted at an address of 530 W. Allegan Street, 7th Floor, Lansing, MI 48933 or via telephone at (517) 284-8800.
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