Leadership

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Stephen McDaniel, Co-Founder & CEO

Prior to co-founding F&I Sentinel, Stephen spent 13 years as insurance regulatory counsel focusing his career on compliance issues relating to F&I products. During his time practicing law, Stephen was responsible for overseeing the passage and implementation of state laws throughout the country governing the offering of F&I products. Throughout his career, Stephen has worked with many of the largest vehicle finance companies in the United States to implement a compliance management system with respect to the financing of F&I products. Stephen’s experience with the regulations governing the offering and financing of F&I Products has been instrumental to F&I Sentinel’s customers navigating the complex regulatory environment applicable to these products.

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Matthew Nowels, Co-Founder & Senior Vice President of Operations

Prior to co-founding F&I Sentinel, Matthew spent 13 years as insurance regulatory counsel focused on the areas of guaranteed asset protection (GAP waiver), vehicle service contract, and motor vehicle ancillary products. During this time, Matthew developed a unique expertise specific to these products. Instrumental in the shaping or passage of legislation across the country governing the offering and financing of GAP waiver, Matthew is the nation's leading expert on the product. Since the inception of F&I Sentinel, Matthew's expertise has been invaluable in helping vehicle finance companies address a constantly evolving regulatory and litigation landscape.

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Tim Barchie, Chief Financial Officer

Tim Barchie serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of F&I Sentinel. Working with F&I Sentinel, Tim develops annual operating budgets, presents company financial results, and uses this information to drive strategy and make key business decisions. From market forecasting to investment analysis, he plays a key role in achieving the company’s anticipated financial results and developing financial performance plans that assign accountability throughout the organization.

Before joining the team at F&I Sentinel, Tim served as CFO for GoFan (acquired by KKR), an events management platform, and CFO with Colibrium (acquired by HGS), a tech-enabled services and SaaS platform for the healthcare insurance industry. He was responsible for overseeing all financial functions, performing duties similar to his role at F&I Sentinel.

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David Miller, Vice President of Product and Technology

As Vice President of Product and Technology, David Miller spearheads efforts to manage and innovate F&I Sentinel’s cloud-based compliance solution, CITADEL® and its GAP Waiver refund calculator, FAIRRCalc®, to meet customer demands and reflect emerging trends and regulatory changes. With decades of automotive and F&I experience, he works to continue strengthening the most complete end-to-end solution in the market.

David previously worked for F&I Express (Cox Automotive), where he was responsible for all projects related to the Express Aftermarket Product and managed multiple projects involving a range of subject matters and time frames across the corporate enterprise. His intuitive ability to identify and capitalize on new opportunities and successfully drive new business growth is a powerful asset to F&I Sentinel.

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