Jacklynn F. Manning, CLFP, joined Navitas Credit, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Community Banks, as chief marketing officer, succeeding Ken Sanders, who announced his retirement.
“Ken has been an invaluable leader, helping drive the company’s growth and success, and he will be deeply missed,” Mike Bruman, CEO of Navitas Credit, said. “We anticipate a seamless transition as we march boldly towards the future, fueled by the legacy he leaves behind and guided by the adept leadership of Jacklynn. As we embark on this new chapter at Navitas, our confidence remains resolute, and our commitment to excellence remains unyielding.”
Sanders joined Navitas in 2012 and he has played a role in implementing marketing strategies and systems that support multiple sales funnels and divisions within the company during his tenure.
“Throughout my years with Navitas, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with exceptional teams. Witnessing the company’s remarkable expansion and rise to prominence in the industry has been profoundly fulfilling,” Sanders said. “The timing is right for me to pass the marketing torch to an accomplished and experienced leader like Jacklynn. I am confident that the company will exceed its growth projections and continue to be a pivotal contributor to United’s ongoing success.”
Manning has two decades of experience in strategic, creative and omnichannel marketing leadership. Her prior experience includes serving as vice president of marketing at Amur Equipment Finance and chief marketing officer at Fora Financial. She also served a four-year term on the National Equipment Finance Association’s board of directors and has held other roles across B2B and B2C industries, including agency, manufacturing and luxury retail.
“I am delighted to build on this incredible foundation that Ken has built and to become a part of this extraordinary company, which boasts an impressive track record of success and financial prowess. The warm and inclusive culture, coupled with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction, truly sets this organization apart,” Manning said. “As we embark on this journey into the next phase of growth, my aim is to infuse a renewed sense of vision and vigor. We will build upon the already robust foundation, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and crafting exceptional experiences that cater to our customer’s ever-evolving needs. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we will drive new avenues of growth and continue to solidify our position as an industry leader.”
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