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.
David has served as Director of Compliance & Licensing for Sierra Auto Finance. He holds the CCEP and CCCP Compliance Certifications and a Compliance & Ethics Certification from the SMU Cox Schoool of Business.
He previously served in similar compliance and risk leadership positions with Summit Acceptance, Capital One Auto Finance and CitiFinancial Auto. Before discovering his passion for compliance, he was a finance and insurance manager for many years in Texas and Tennessee.