Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media and PR Strategist
We have some very exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Jerald (Jerry) Horner, our current Senior Vice President of Technology, has been promoted to Chief Information Officer!
In this new role, Jerry will continue to lead the IT team and ensure the Company’s technology needs are met and that the IT initiatives are aligned with the organization’s intermediate and long-term growth strategies. Jerry will remain in the Dallas corporate office, reporting to the President of the Company, Otto Bielss, and continue providing strategic direction for the IT Department in developing the processes for automation technology and software development.
Jerry’s 25 years of experience in the financial services industry allowed him to build a solid record of delivering project success by building and sustaining performance-driven teams. He forged strong relationships within his team and with the executive team while changing the current IT landscape to one that is built on trust and fueled by growth. Prior to Jerry’s career with the Company, he served as the Vice President of Information Systems- Global Gateway Development for First American Payment Systems and previous to that he served as the Vice President of Information Systems at Ace Cash Express.
“As technology advances, our Company is constantly evolving to bring the best and most user-friendly services to our customers”, said President Bielss. “Jerry played a pivotal role in the implementation of our new loan management software and in identifying sourced providers for infrastructure. The knowledge and expertise he brings to the table has been a tremendous asset in helping drive our technology platform forward.”