Our Leadership Team
President and CEOScott.Peters@primeritus.com
Scott Peters is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Primeritus Financial Services. Scott has also been the President and CEO of four other successful private-equity-owned companies, including Generation Mortgage Company and Ability Resources, Inc. He has over 28 years of leadership experience in public and mutual companies such as GE Capital, MassMutual, AT&T, The Profit Recovery Group, SCP Consulting, CompuCredit/Atlanticus, and Nortel Networks. Scott is a veteran and served honorably as an officer in the U.S Army for six years. He has also been on several boards in the past and currently serves on the boards of WNA Limited Company, AXIO, and Junior Achievement of Georgia. Scott is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and earned his MBA at the top of his class at California State Polytechnic University. Scott and his wife, Laura, reside in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children.
Wayne Acklen is the Chief Financial Officer of Primeritus Financial Services. Wayne previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Gibson Guitar Corporation and The Britt Hunt Company. Prior to entering private industry, Wayne was a Partner at KPMG LLP. He has over 25 years of experience across multiple industry segments building and leading high performing teams. Wayne is a graduate of the University of Memphis.
EVP Sales, Service & MarketingJoe.Mappes@primeritus.com
Over the last 15 years, Joe Mappes has held various leadership roles in the automotive auction and third party servicing industries. As executive vice president, Mappes leads the charge in executing Primeritus’ external growth strategy in delivering sustained profitability and shareholder value. He is also expanding Primeritus’ strategic alliances with other leaders in the auto finance industry. Most recently, Mappes served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Service at QCSA Direct (acquired by Copart, Inc. CPRT NASDQ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinderhook Industries. Prior to joining QCSA Direct, Mappes held executive positions at Auction Broadcasting Co., PAR North America, and ADESA (KAR NYSE). Mappes is on the Non-Prime Automotive Finance Association (NAF Association) board of directors and is a previous board member of the IARA (International Automotive Remarketers Alliance). Mappes was also recognized as Automotive Remarketing’s Remarketing & Used-Car Industry’s “40 Under 40,” as a member of their inaugural recipient class in 2015. Joe is a graduate of Wright State University and resides in Cincinnati with his wife Kellie and two children.
CIO and Senior Vice President, OperationsMike.Thomas@primeritus.com
Senior Vice President, OperationsChris.McGinness@primeritus.com
Vice President, General ManagerJustin.Conners@primeritus.com
Vice President, Corporate ControllerValerie.Reeves@primeritus.com
Vice President, General CounselChris.Kato@primeritus.com
Vice President, Human ResourcesSheila.Kelly@primeritus.com
Amy P. O’Donnell
Chief Compliance OfficerAmy.Odonnell@primeritus.com