GrooveCar Announces Increased Resources for Partner Credit Unions

New positions bring added focus on growing credit union auto lending business
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - May 11, 2018 - PRLog -- GrooveCar, the nation's leading auto buying resource for credit unions, is pleased to announce important news of additional resources to support its credit union partners. Two new management positions highlight the increased focus on growing credit union's auto lending business.

Director of Business Development – Robert O'Hara will now oversee the management and growth of the GrooveCar credit union relations and GrooveCar Direct. Rob has worked in the credit union industry since 2001 and has been with GrooveCar since 2011, leading the development and growth of the GrooveCar Direct auto buying platform. In his new role, Rob is tasked with growing GrooveCar's credit union relationships in current and new markets and developing new automotive related financial programs and services for credit unions. Prior to joining GrooveCar, Rob served as Vice President of Lending at Sperry Associates Federal Credit Union. Rob can be reached at

Manager – Credit Union Relations – Daniel Bauer joins GrooveCar to fill this critical new position, supporting Robert O'Hara. He will focus on managing current and future credit union relationships in the daily operations of GrooveCar. Dan has worked in the credit union industry for the last nine years in a variety of lending support roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Dan will work with our credit union partners to provide training and auto lending program support for all GrooveCar products and services. Prior to joining GrooveCar, Dan held the position of Regional Lending Specialist at Bethpage FCU.  Dan can be reached at

Director of Dealer Services – Frank Rinaudo will continue to lead the dealer relations area of operations with full focus on growing the automotive dealer base in current and future markets. Executing on strategies to grow retail and lease business for our credit union partners is linked directly with the management and expansion of our dealer relationships and Frank is uniquely qualified to lead this critical effort. Prior to joining GrooveCar over 16 years ago, Frank was with GE Capital Auto Financial Services. Frank can be reached at

Please join in congratulating and reaching out to Frank, Rob, and Dan for all your auto lending needs!

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About GrooveCar:

Founded in 1999, GrooveCar, a Fusion AF company, provides automotive loan growth solutions to credit unions nationwide. The platform serves credit union members, as well as the general public, with the most informative and user-friendly auto search engine. The program is combined with an expansive dealership network surpassing five million vehicles; GrooveCar facilitates the entire car buying process, including shopping, researching, buying, leasing, and financing. Through the national auto-leasing program CU Xpress Lease, credit unions can take advantage of leasing opportunities in the new and pre-owned vehicle markets. CU Xpress Lease is the leading credit union lease program in the nation. Additional information on GrooveCar or CU Xpress Lease can be found at

Karen Johnson
Director of Public Relations

Karen Johnson

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