Powersports Finance Conference Expands Speaker Roster

GleamPSF_MainImage_V3Several key executives from some of the nation’s largest powersports finance providers have joined the roster of speakers at the inaugural Powersports Finance 2015.

Powersports Finance 2015 on Oct. 21 will offer industry professionals the first dedicated full-length forum to share insights, best practices, and practical intelligence on matters of import to lenders of motorcycles, jet-skis, RVs, and other specialty vehicles.

Jeff Young, executive vice president and chief operating officer at newly launched Yamaha Motor Finance Corp. USA, will deliver the event’s Keynote Address. Young will present at 9:45 a.m. PT on Oct. 21, and will participate in an audience-fueled Q&A immediately following his presentation. At Yamaha Finance, Young is responsible for developing the strategy and driving the performance of the Yamaha Motor Corp. captive. He has 17 years of business and financial services industry experience.

Later in the day, a trio of executives will participate in a panel discussion about understanding powersports finance risk. Topics include identifying risk threats, perfecting cost-benefit analysis, and developing strategies for seeking out the most effective solutions. The panelists are:

Other conference speakers include Mark David, a vice president at Independent Bank; Scott Yarbrough, editor of the Black Book Official Motorcycle & Powersports Value Guide; and David Johnson, chief executive at First Associates Loan Servicing LLC.

PowerSports Finance 2015 will take place Oct. 21 in Las Vegas. The event will be held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Auto Finance Summit. Visit for more information or to register for the conference.



Marcie Belles

Marcie D. Belles joined Royal Media Group in 1996. Marcie spent 17 years covering auto finance, most recently as managing editor of Auto Finance News. In 2001, Marcie won an award from the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation for her coverage of GE Capital Corp.’s exit from the auto finance business. She assumed her current position in 2014, running all of Royal Media’s auto finance data and research initiatives. She graduated cum laude from Yeshiva University in New York, and lives in Houston with her husband and two sons.

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