Mark Sauder, President
Mark is the founding President and Director of the SilverRock group of companies. He brings to SilverRock extensive experience in the financial services and automotive retail industries. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for DriveTime Automotive Group since 2002 where he was instrumental in growing DriveTime into a $3 Billion automotive sales and finance company with operations in 25 states. Prior to joining DriveTime, Mark held various senior management positions with auto finance, real estate development and financial services companies. Mark grew up in Indiana and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University with a major in accounting. After graduation he moved to Arizona where he began his career in public accounting and although he no longer practices accounting, he maintains his CPA certification. Mark lives in Arizona with his wife of 27 years and their two children.
Jeff Arnold, Chief Operating Officer
Jeff has over 24 years of experience in the insurance industry and created one of the first nationwide insurance fulfillment centers. Over the years, Jeff has saved thousands of policyholders millions of dollars through comparative rating innovation. Among his many noteworthy accomplishments in the industry, Jeff created insurance technology enablers which were sold to mortgage banking firms and joint ventures with various industry partners such as banks, online search engines, auto dealerships, privately held money funds, publicly traded aggregators and billion-dollar companies.
Erik Rasmussen, Vice President of Operations
Erik is the Vice President of Operations at the SilverRock Group and is responsible for overseeing the company's day to day operations. Erik has over 17 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations management. He graduated from the University of New Mexico and started his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen. His primary client focus was on publicly registered companies in the technology and manufacturing sector. After leaving public accounting he led the internal audit department at a publicly traded sports licensing and product company until joining DriveTime Automotive Group as the head of internal audit.
Shortly after joining DriveTime, Erik transitioned into an operations role and, over the last 10 years, has held various leadership roles including oversight of inventory IT and operations, product development, inventory analytics and supply chain. Erik lives in Arizona with his wife and their two children.
Kate Moore, General Counsel
Kate is General Counsel for the SilverRock Group and is responsible for the company's legal department. Kate holds a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a JD from Boston College Law School. Prior to joining the SilverRock Group, Kate spent nine years in private practice, most recently as a partner with Quarles & Brady LLP. Kate's practice focused on representing financial institutions and assisting them in commercial financing and real estate financing transactions. She has extensive experience in counseling businesses in various transactional capacities.
Daniel Gaudreau, Director of Accounting
Dan is the Director of Accounting for SilverRock Group and leads the Company's finance and accounting team. Dan is a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a BA in Accounting. Before joining the SilverRock team, Dan spent 9 years with Ernst & Young, LLP, working on projects in a variety of industries. Most recently Dan worked in EY's London offices supporting international clients looking to access the US capital markets. Dan lives in Arizona with his wife and pug.
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