Quality Leasing, the commercial equipment financing subsidiary of the Tom Wood Automotive Group, added C.J. Zaruba to the senior management team. In his new role as chief operations officer, Zaruba will support Managing Director G. Paul Fogle, CLFP, in overseeing the non-administrative side of the business, including managing risk functions, overseeing portfolio and asset management, and executing the company’s growth plan.
Zaruba joins Quality with more than 30 years of secured lending experience. With over 15 of those years spent in various counsel and management roles at Daimler-Chrysler Financial Services, he most recently served as chief operating officer of Express Auto Sales in Kalamazoo, MI.
Quality’s Managing Director G. Paul Fogle, CLFP, noted, “I am thrilled to welcome C.J. into this new role at Quality. His years of demonstrable results in improving strategic decision-making, employee accountability, and bottom line profitability make him a perfect fit for this position.”
Of his new position, Zaruba said, “I am looking forward to working with the Quality team. By leveraging KPIs and advanced analytics, I believe we can take some very positive and profitable steps right out of the gate.”
Zaruba is currently licensed to practice law by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. C.J. will be working out of Quality Leasing’s Indianapolis, IN office.
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