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Wendy Pratt

Wendy Pratt

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Wendy Pratt

Area Vice President, Strategic Alliances
GWC Warranty

Wendy is the Area Vice President of Strategic Alliances for GWC Warranty. In her role, she builds partnerships with finance companies, banks and credit unions to mitigate risk, increase portfolio performance, strengthen relationships, and generate revenue. With over 23 years of sales experience, 11 specializing in the automotive industry, Wendy is skilled in sales strategy, negotiation, business planning, and account management. She was recognized by Subprime Auto Finance News in the 2016 list of Trailblazers, Innovators and Disruptors. Wendy resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children and two pets where she enjoys sporting events, hiking, camping and music festivals.

Areas of Expertise
Strategy, Business Development, Business Retention, Alignment and Purposeful Communication

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Executive Management

What three keywords best describe you?
Communicative, Dedicated, Resilient

Personal Motto
Don’t Be the Same. Be Better.

What are you passionate about?
Helping others succeed.

What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I am a cancer survivor.
Who has been a role model for you?
My mother and her ability to overcome adversity.

What are you most proud of?
My children and their compassion for others.

MENTORING

What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Availability and communication, together with a clear and collaborative approach to development.

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Be overly prepared and fail forward.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
It’s ok to say no.