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Dan Chait

Dan Chait

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Dan Chait

President & EVP
Southeast Toyota Finance/JM Family Enterprises

Dan Chait is president of Southeast Toyota Finance, and executive vice president of parent company JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family is a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Chait also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Management Team, which oversees the development and implementation of the company’s long-range planning and strategies for future growth.

As president, Chait is responsible for the strategic and operational management of Southeast Toyota Finance, a captive finance company for 177 Toyota dealers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company offers a broad range of products and services to automotive dealer and consumers.

Chait joined the company in 2002 as vice president, Asset Management. In 2007 he became group vice president responsible for Southeast Toyota Finance’s Portfolio Management, Dealer Services, Operations, Sales and Marketing functions. In 2011, Chait was named senior vice president, and in 2012 became president. Chait has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry and has held senior level positions with US Airways, AutoNation, and UniCapital Corporation.

Chait earned his Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Rochester. He resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his wife and four children.

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