Mr. Gayhardt is our Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Gayhardt has a total of more than 30 years of executive management experience leading major acquisitions and directing complex financial transactions. Since joining CURO in 2012, Mr. Gayhardt has led the growth of the Company through its entry into the Canadian market with the acquisition of Cash Money, diversification in the Canadian market through the acquisition of Flexiti, a leading provider of point-of-sale financing, and, most recently, transforming CURO’s U.S. direct lending business into a leading near prime installment lender through the sale of the legacy business and the strategic acquisitions of Heights Finance and First Heritage Credit. Earlier in his career, he spent 18 years with DFC Global Corporation, a financial services company, where he expanded the company’s international operations by adding 715 new stores in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Gayhardt holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Katapult (NASDAQ: KPLT).