THE IGNITE TEAM
As Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of Ignite, Steve helps independent car dealers and finance companies develop compliance and training initiatives, as well as providing guidance on best practices and a wide range of other matters.
He has served as General Counsel of Regional Acceptance, a subsidiary of BB&T Bank, and AutoStar Solutions, a DMS and technology provider for independent auto dealers.
A recognized industry leader, Steve has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Auto Finance Association, Chaired its Legal Committee, is a past member of the Governing Committee of the State Bar of Texas Consumer Law Section, and is an elected member of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law and a Member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.
Steve is a frequent speaker at industry events, including NAF, NIADA, NABD, state IADA's, and 2- Groups.
He is a frequent contributor to industry publications and provides compliance and legal insight through his Twitter account @LawyerLevine
Richard Hudson is a Managing Partner of Ignite Consulting Partners. He is a well known technology and business process expert in the BHPH industry and is a former Director of iDMS and Inventory Support at DealerSocket, and Former Manager of Tech Support at AutoStar Solutions.
He combines compliance knowledge with operations expertise and guides his clients on technology implementation, policies and procedures, audit, and credit reporting issues and considerations.
Kelly is a 2019 Women in Compliance Mentor of the Year nominee. She brings extensive compliance experience and holds the distinguished CRCM and CCCP certifications.
Additionally, she is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate School of Compliance. Her areas of expertise include building compliance programs, training initiatives and board oversight and reporting.
Randy Henrick is a 30-year expert in consumer protection laws and auto dealer sales and F&I compliance. He worked for 12 years for Dealertrack, Inc. as their regulatory and compliance attorney, wrote all of Dealertrack's Compliance Guides and has extensive experience in all aspects of front-end compliance. Randy spoke at the 2015 - 2018 NADA national conventions and speaks to industry and trade associations on regulatory and compliance best practices for dealer risks.
Jessica Cumbee, has previously been General Counsel with Spartan Financial and Chief Legal Officer and Director of Human Resources of Tricolor Auto, which has dealerships across the country. “Jessica’s skillset aligns well with our client’s needs,'' said Levine. “She supplements many of the services we already provide and has a strong operational background, plus she brings expertise in OSHA and Human Resources which will be of benefit to our clients,'' he continued.