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Jim Drotman

Jim Drotman

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Jim Drotman

Executive Vice President
Ford Pro FinSimple, Ford Motor Credit

Jim Drotman is Executive Vice President of Ford Pro FinSimple, Ford Motor Credit Company’s commercial financing organization. He is responsible for serving Ford Credit commercial customers globally with financial products and services that improve their productivity and enable them to focus more on their own businesses.

Drotman joined Ford Credit in 1993 as a customer service representative based in Houston and has held positions with Ford Credit and Ford Motor Company around the world.

Before his current position, Drotman was Ford Credit Executive Vice President, U.S., Canada and International. He oversaw the business, including marketing, sales, insurance and the delivery of Ford Credit products through thousands of dealers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and markets in South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

He also has served as Executive Director of Marketing and Sales for Ford Credit Europe, where his work included leading the launch of Ford Money, Ford Credit Europe’s deposit-taking institution in the UK. He also was involved in Brexit transition planning, including creation of a German bank.

As Director of Ford Commercial Solutions Product Development for Ford in 2017, Drotman co-led the creation of the business for connected vehicles with telematics and fleet management. Before that, he served as Ford Credit Vice President of Global Marketing.

He was President of Ford Credit China from 2013-2015. He also has served Ford Credit in Europe and the U.S. in management and supervisory roles in center of excellence, business center, brand and branch operations.

Drotman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and a Master of Business Administration-Finance and Strategy degree from Southern Methodist University.