The Hankey Group

In 1958, the Hankey Family owned 25% of Midway Ford; Don Hankey acquired full ownership of the Ford franchise dealership in 1972. Midway Ford is the originating company of the Hankey Group. Midway Car Rental and Westlake Financial Services began as complimentary business extensions of Midway Ford, providing rental car service and financing to Midway Ford customers who couldn’t get financing elsewhere. Each Hankey Group company holds a symbiotic relationship to the other. HFC Acceptance, a fleet finance and leasing company, focused on commercial financing to rental agencies that purchased vehicles from Midway Ford. Nowcom’s DealerCenter provides a multi-lender and DMS platform for used car dealerships, featuring Westlake Financial Services as a preferred lender. Additionally, Nowcom provides IT support for all Hankey Group companies. Hankey Investment Company, is a private real estate investment firm that procures real estate for Hankey Group and manages over $1.4B in assets, comprised of real properties ($1B) and commercial loans ($400M). Since 1985, Knight Insurance Company, a Cayman Islands company, together with its domestic affiliates KnightBrook Insurance Company and Knight Specialty Insurance Company, have partnered with North Hollywood Toyota, Westlake Financial and Midway Auto Group to provide consumers with various auto-related insurance products and services.

 

Incorporated: 1972 Headquarters: Los Angeles Employees: 2,800+

Mission

Focus and execution are the keys to our success. We strive to grow revenue every year by 20% and get a 30% return on equity. Our focus on profitability provides opportunities for growth both personally and professionally within the organization. Investment in our people has always been the underlying key to our success. Lastly, growing our business, focusing on technology, increasing efficiencies, empowering people, and having fun while we are working are what make us who we are today.

Core Values

Purpose

Our purpose is to provide world-class service to our customers, dealers, and partners, while promoting dynamic growth founded on solid financial stability.

People

Our people are our most important asset. We respect each other’s unique contributions to the team, we promote integrity in all our actions, and we encourage our associates to seize every opportunity for personal excellence and success.

Passion

We have a passion to be the best at what we do and we thrive on innovation and the challenges of change.

Executive Team

Don Hankey

Don Hankey

CEO/Chairman, Hankey Group
Bret Hankey

Bret Hankey

President, Hankey Group
Amit Shah

Amit Shah

President, Knight Insurance Group
COO, Hankey Group
Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

President, Westlake Financial Services
Jay Kamdar

Jay Kamdar

President, Nowcom
Paul Kerwin

Paul Kerwin

CFO, Westlake Financial Services
Rufus Hankey

Rufus Hankey

Chairman, Nowcom
W. Scott Dobbins

W. Scott Dobbins

President, Hankey Investment Company
Eugene Leydiker

Eugene Leydiker

Director, Hankey Investment Company
Gracia Ang

Gracia Ang

CFO, Hankey Investment Company
Gary MacDonald

Gary MacDonald

President, Midway Auto Group
Frank Merle

Frank Merle

General Manager, MCar
Chris Ashworth

Chris Ashworth

VP & GM, North Hollywood Toyota
Jeff Brodsky

Jeff Brodsky

President, HFC Acceptance, LLC
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