President, World Omni Financial Corp.
Senior Vice President, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Dan Chait is president of World Omni Financial Corp., and senior vice president of parent company JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family is a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 21 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, and DataScan, 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. 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.
Founded by Jim Moran in 1968, JM Family is a $14.9 billion company also ranked No. 55 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 19th consecutive year on the list. It has approximately 4,200 associates and in addition JM&A, its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; and JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world. 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.