April 30, 2019
PayLink Direct, one of the extended service contract industry’s largest financial service providers of payment plan programs and transaction processing, is pleased to welcome Justin Thomas as its new President & COO.
Justin brings more than 16 years of experience in the service contract, insurance and financial services industries. He joins PayLink Direct from Assurant where he was previously President of Global Financial Services and US Automotive National Accounts.
Prior to Assurant, Justin was EVP of The Warranty Group and served on the board of directors of Virginia Surety Company. There he led the formation of TWG Specialty Solutions – a business that doubled its revenues during his leadership tenure and where his responsibilities included client management, sales and operations. Additionally, Justin was a key member of the management team at The Warranty Group helping to facilitate its sale to TPG Capital in 2014 and the subsequent sale from TPG Capital to Assurant in 2018.
In his new role as PayLink Direct’s President & COO Justin will be primarily focused on strategic growth initiatives. “I am very excited to have Justin join our team. His experience in the extended service contract industry and his history of growing businesses will prove invaluable as we continue to evolve our services” said Rebecca Howard Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PayLink Direct.
“Rebecca and her team have built a wonderful business and I am both proud to be a member of the team and energized by all of the opportunities our services and solutions can be applied to” said Thomas. “It’s a business that is not only at scale and a leader in its current field but one that is adaptable and full of potential” he continued.
About PayLink Direct: PayLink Direct is a leading financial services company that specializes in providing interest free payment plans for the purchase of service contracts when purchased outside of an initial loan. Since the company’s inception in 2006, PayLink Direct’s high performing infrastructure has processed more than 3.2 million payment plans and originated more than $8.8 billion in receivables.
SOURCE PayLink Direct