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Dan Chait

President, Southeast Toyota Finance
Executive Vice President, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Dan Chait is president of Southeast Toyota Finance, and executive 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. Chait 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 Southeast Toyota Finance, a captive finance company for 177 Toyota dealers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company offers a broad range of products and services to automotive dealer and consumers. 

Southeast Toyota Finance is a division of World Omni Financial Corp., of which Chait is also president. DataScan, a global leader in wholesale floorplan accounting and risk management systems, is a subsidiary of World Omni and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Established in 1981, World Omni is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla. and is assigned a long-term issuer rating of BBB+ and a short-term rating of A-2 by S&P.

Chait joined the company 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, 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 $16.4 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. JM Family is also ranked No. 17 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 21st consecutive year on the list. Primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors; JM&A Group; Southeast Toyota Finance and DataScan, both part of 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 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram