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Kathinokkula to Host Online F&I Panel at PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Software expert Kumar Kathinokkula will serve as moderator for a panel dedicated to online F&I at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Thursday. The event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.

“Making F&I products available online for end consumers is a subject of great interest to dealers, agents and providers as car buying evolves ever closer to full online purchasing,” said Kathinokkula, who serves as COO of F&I Administration Solutions. “Doing so requires educating the consumers on the value propositions of these products, simplifying the choices, and ensuring the dealer stays in control of the transaction. I feel confident that, with the group we have convened for this panel, we can deliver an intelligent and thought-provoking discussion on this topic.”

The session, “Presenting F&I Products Online,” will also include Daniel Lievrouw, vice president of operations and IT at American Guardian Warranty Services Inc., and Brett Pomerantz, director of ecommerce for Cox Automotive and a founding member of the MakeMyDeal team.

“Any change to the F&I process, even in the name of progress, is bound to spur debate,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “My hat is off to Kumar, Dan and Brett for tackling the subject head-on, and I look forward to a memorable session.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. Attendees who register by midnight tonight, will save $100.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Session Highlights: eSignature, Forms Management and Systems Integration


LAS VEGAS – At this year’s P&A Leadership Summit a panel of leading experts from systems, DMS, and eSignature providers will discuss all aspects of eSignatures, forms management and systems integration. As well as covering the various ways that eSignatures can be collected, representatives will discuss future visions of forms management along with the challenges of integration and dealer rollout.

Daniel Lievrouw, VP of operations and IT, American Guardian Warranty Services’ will moderate a panel which will include: Steve Bisbee, president and CEO, eOriginal, Inc.; Kumar Kathinokkula, COO, F&I Administration Solutions, Inc.; Ronda Lewis, national director of sales, Dealertrack; Brian Krasavage, director of product management, ADP Dealer Services; and Brent Allen, president, StoneEagle.

“I look forward to the opportunity to discuss eSignatures with the panel,” says Lievrouw, “eSignatures have been available in other industries and in use in dealerships with retail finance contracts for years. Providers of F&I products and their partners in this space need to work together to identify and adopt a seamless process to allow eSignatures to flow across all documents in the F&I office soon if they do not want to be left behind. By the time we are through, the audience will have a clear view of what their systems will need to support for the future.”

The presentation will begin at 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, and will be immediately followed by the Industry Summit Awards Program and exhibit hall reception.

The P&A Leadership Summit is a joint production between P&A and F&I and Showroom magazines. It is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For more information, visit pa-leadershipsummit.com or contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at (727)-940-5823.

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2017 Advisory Board

David Trinder 
CEO, F&I Administration Solutions and Advisory Board Chair

Brent Allen
President, StoneEagle Insurance Systems

Jimmy Atkinson 
President/CEO, AUL Corp 

Robert Berger Jr.
Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, Wise F&I

Bob Corbin
President and CEO, IAS

Ron Greer
Vice President of Provider Services, Open Dealer Exchange, LLC

Kristen Gruber
President, Dealers Assurance Company

Lori Hallissey
Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Reinsurance Services

Arden Hetland
President, American Financial and Automotive Services

Daniel Lievrouw
VP of Operations & I.T., American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Adam Pope
President, Warranty Solutions

Kelly Price
CEO, NAE NWAN

Mitch Rand
President, C&K Auto Parts, WIS Inspections

Tony Wanderon
CEO, National Auto Care