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Mary Leigh Phillips

Mary Leigh Phillips

Women's Leadership Council

Mary Leigh Phillips

CEO
Bridgecrest Acceptance Corporation

Mary Leigh Phillips became the Chief Executive Officer of Bridgecrest and SilverRock in January 2021. In her role, she oversees $2 billion in annual auto lending, loan servicing for a rapidly growing $15+ billion auto loan portfolio, and a large ancillary product seller and administrator. Mary Leigh has been honored as one of the Top Women in Auto Finance and a Best CEO for Diversity by Comparably.

Mary Leigh joined the DriveTime family of companies as Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. In her role as CFO, Mary Leigh managed the financial organization including finance, accounting, capital markets, treasury, tax, risk and lending. Under her leadership, the organization improved its borrowing terms, created a more sustainable capital structure, generated significant liquidity and reported record high return on capital driven by improved loan performance.

Before joining DriveTime, Mary Leigh had more than 10 years of banking and capital markets experience with the third largest U.S. bank, Wells Fargo. Mary Leigh served as a Director for Asset-Backed Finance with Wells Fargo Securities, where she specialized in executing lending facilities and capital markets transactions for consumer finance companies. While with Wells Fargo, Mary Leigh earned the prestigious Golden Spoke award, which recognizes the top performers for outstanding work, and graduated from the selective Credit Management Training Program.

Mary Leigh grew up in Northern Virginia and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with concentrations in Finance and Management, and a minor in Economics.

Mary Leigh currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, an entrepreneur, who she first met at the University of Virginia. Together they share a love of scuba diving and travel, having visited more than 20 countries together. Mary Leigh also enjoys parenting her two fun, clever, and endlessly curious young daughters. She is a passionate lifelong learner and creative problem solver, and hopes to foster that mindset in her girls. Mary Leigh enjoys advocating for diversity in the workplace, and is motivated to drive changes such as expanded parental leave and other enhanced benefits to support working mothers.

About Bridgecrest and SilverRock
Bridgecrest is a leading digital financial services provider headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Through its related dealership group, DriveTime, Bridgecrest provides over $2 billion in auto