Thomas F. Fortin
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fortin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Regional in March 2007 and has been a director of Regional since March 2012. Prior to joining Regional, Mr. Fortin was, from 2005 to 2007, President of Cogent Strategic Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm serving institutional investors. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Fortin was Vice President, Development for EJB Group, Inc., a private investment holding company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Fortin was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of InLight Solutions, Inc., a medical technology business located in Albuquerque, New Mexico that he co-founded. He also held positions at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. and Trammell Crow Company. In 2008, Mr. Fortin was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Financial Services Association (“AFSA”), the principal trade organization for the installment lending industry. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of AFSA, is Chairman-Elect of the AFSA Independents Section, and was the Chairman of the AFSA Political Action Committee. Mr. Fortin earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Fortin served as an Operating Partner of Parallel from June 2003 to March 2007. He is also the brother-in-law of F. Barron Fletcher, III, the managing member of Parallel.
Mr. Fortin brings to the Board a management perspective in light of his role as our Chief Executive Officer, as well as his experience with the state and federal regulators applicable to our business.
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