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Dan Chait

President, World Omni Financial Corp.
Executive Vice President, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Dan Chait is president of World Omni Financial Corp., 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. He 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 World Omni and its divisions, including Southeast Toyota Finance, which provides financial products to Toyota dealers and consumers in the Southeast; CenterOne Financial Services, a provider of portfolio services designed to improve the performance of client portfolios; and DataScan Technologies, a global provider of  wholesale floorplan accounting and risk management systems, and one of the largest floorplan inventory verification companies in the industry. 

Established in 1981, World Omni is a leading provider of financial services to automotive dealers, consumers and lenders that is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla. World Omni is assigned a long-term issuer rating of BBB+ and a short-term rating of A-2 by S&P.

Chait joined World Omni 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 of World Omni, and in 2012 became president. Chait has more than 20 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 they have four children.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $14.9 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. JM Family is also ranked No. 55 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 19th consecutive year on the list. Primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp., and JM Lexus. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises