Speed Leasing has made additions to its sales and marketing teams with the hiring of Scott Hall, Jennifer Thompson, and Faiza Velez, the company announced.
Hall and Thompson join the motorcycle lessor as inside sales executives. The two will be responsible for providing service to the dealer network as an extra communication channel when the in-the-field salespeople are not in the stores.
“While it is important to visit dealers and have that in-person relationship, we can only be in one place at a time,” Director of Sales Frank Dionisi told Powersports Finance. “The inside sales [team] can cover the same ground through virtual means [such as] web meetings, conference calls, etc. This ensures that our in-person visits can be as long as needed without sacrificing the attention that all of our dealers deserve and require.”
Hall brings 15 years of dealership experience leading sales and finance teams. During this time, he worked with Dionisi and Speed Leasing’s Director of Operations Brian Cramer at Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson. The New London, Conn., dealership was a national leader in sales and finance for several years. Scott is an avid motorcyclist and currently owns a 2005 Road King Classic with 87,000 miles.
Thompson started her career in the financial sector working for the wealth management division of Wachovia Bank, where she assisted a team of financial planners, trust associates, and brokers. In 2004, she entered the motorcycle industry and worked at a Harley-Davidson dealer group for 15 years. During her time at the dealership, she directed the finance department and ran the sales floor.
Velez joins Speed Leasing as marketing manager, with 10 years of experience. Previously, she was a senior marketing specialist at Farmers Insurance where she developed and implemented strategies to utilize throughout the company’s retail offices in Connecticut.
Hall, Thompson, and Velez will support the Dania Beach, Fla.-based lender and its 350 dealerships in 22 states.