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Kenneth W. Gushie kg113043a@westpost.

net
8725 Robin Drive Erie, PA 16509 (814) 397-2919
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Ambitious, results-oriented Finance Manager with over twenty years experience ma
naging the financial operations of automotive dealerships and banking institutio
ns. Adept, critical thinker who can effectively communicate with diverse populat
ions. Utilizes extensive knowledge of market trends to proficiently negotiate ne
w development opportunities. Proven success in producing positive outcomes withi
n consumer lending operations. Expertly direct resources, technology and expense
s.
Financial Accounting
Credit Analysis
Budgeting & Forecasting
Investment Strategies
Collection Processes
Compliance Mandates
Negotiation Contracts
Client Relations
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Bayfront Automotive Inc. - Erie, PA 16506 June 2010 to Present
Finance Manager/Used Car Sales
Coordinate with financial institutions to secure financing for customers. Design
and place advertising featuring vehicle inventory while creating promotional ma
rketing strategies to stimulate sales growth such as special finance mailer and
first time buyer program. Provide final approval on all sales, trade-ins, financ
ing and credit arrangements. Monitor and report sales volume, financial and busi
ness transactions.
Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge - Waterford, PA 16441 March 2006 to March 2010
Finance Manager/Used Car Sales
Oversaw the daily operations of the Special Finance Department including the man
agement of more than $500,000 in used car inventory. Coordinated with several fi
nancial institutions to secure sub-prime financing. Managed bank promotion event
s for in-house and credit union sales.
Lockwood Auto Group - Girard, PA 16417 June 1998 a" March 2006
Finance Manager/Assistant General Manager
Purchased inventory from auctions and wholesalers, conducted appraisals, directe
d the reconditioning of trade-in vehicles for resale, and assisted with new car
sales. Created promotional marketing strategies featuring $250K in used car inve
ntory. Motivated staff to exceed established sales goals and objectives by devel
oping effective sales incentives.
Kenneth W. Gushie kg113043a@westpost.net
8725 Robin Drive Erie, PA 16509 (814) 397-2919
Gary Miller Chrysler Jeep - Erie, PA 16509 1994 a"1998
Finance Manager
Obtained financing from a variety of retail lending institutions for clients. As
sisted in financial analysis and floor plans of dealership. Completed notary wor
k while processing documents necessary for automobile transactions. Motivated sa
les staff and facilitated the in hiring process.
Canada Trust - Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 2G7 1985 - 1989
Investment Consultant/Central Cash Manager
Initiated successful marketing and advertising strategies targeting and developi
ng new accounts, bringing more businesses and greater economic support to the ci
ty. Promoted bank products utilizing various marketing and advertising methods.
Prepared credit information in which loan growth trends, quality trends and loan
product concentrations were included. Kept abreast of changing regulatory requi
rements affecting plan documents/client agreements to develop and implement solu
tions.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Mercyhurst College a" Erie, PA May 1993
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance