Our Leadership Team
Mike brings a wealth of experience to the CEO position and has a proven track record of leveraging technology to drive best practices to better serve both customers and vendors. Mike succeeds Scott Peters who joined Primeritus in 2015 and led the company during a period of rapid growth and success. Scott recruited Mike to Primeritus as the Company’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations in 2015 where Mike was focused on developing the Company’s long-term technology and operational strategy.
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 National Automotive Finance (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.
Chief Operating OfficerChris.McGinness@primeritus.com
Chris McGinness is the Chief Operating Officer of Primeritus. Chris began his management career at ADESA, where he served as the Controller prior to taking on the role of General Manager of their Sacramento auto auction. Chris’ management experience spans a variety of operational functions including remarketing, transportation and repossessions. Prior to entering private industry, Chris was a Senior Accountant with Perry-Smith, LLP, a large regional accounting firm in Sacramento. Chris is an alumnus of California State University Sacramento.
Vice President, General ManagerJustin.Conners@primeritus.com
Vice President, Corporate ControllerValerie.Reeves@primeritus.com
Vice President, General CounselChris.Kato@primeritus.com
Amy P. O’Donnell
Chief Compliance OfficerAmy.Odonnell@primeritus.com