In 2010 we brought our consumer leasing expertise to the BHPH space and were immediately overwhelmed by the desire of dealers to offer Lease-Here-Pay-Here to their customers. The biggest challenge in the space was finding lenders, so we bridged that gap and became a lender to dealers for used car leasing.
We are experts in leasing and we truly believe in the benefits to the driver, the dealer, and the lender. We also want the dealer to be successful and not feel the typical burden of borrowing from big banks or financial partners who tend to over-leverage them. It’s important to us that we value each other, learn from each other, and enjoy our relationship from beginning to end.
Terry Bowdler, CVLE Founder & CEO
Terry has been in the consumer vehicle leasing industry for 39 years. He has been a lessor for over 30 years. He started Credit Union Leasing of America in 1988, and originated over $2.5 billion in credit union funded leases before selling to Westlake Financial Services on May 1st of 2017. Terry started LHPH in 2010 and originated over $100 million in deep subprime leases with Carite and Brite Leasing.
LHPH currently provides over $50 million of funding for LHPH and BHPH dealers. Terry has served on the board of the National Vehicle Leasing Association for over 15 years. His various positions included, National Legal Legislative Committee and First Vice President; Terry also launched the NVLA LHPH Division in 2012. Terry has also earned the professional designation Certified Vehicle Lease Executive in 1988. In his free time, Terry enjoys spending time with his loving family and going for long rides on his off-road motorcycle in Baja California.
George Klinke Executive Vice President Business Development
George has been in the auto financial services business for over 30 years. He helped create a major consumer leasing company in Dallas, Texas and then worked for GE Capital Auto Financial Services in various capacities for over 14 years. At GE, George was involved in the sales of leasing and was instrumental in the development of GE’s subprime auto finance program.
Following GE in 1998, George organized and led the Great Lakes Region in Chicago for Fairlane Credit LLC, leaving in 2000 to join Household Automotive Finance Company in San Diego, CA. After leaving Household, George was Vice President of Sales for the First American Corporation in their Vehicle Title Division for six years. Prior to joining LHPH in 2009, George was Executive Vice President of Sales for Integris Financial Inc. In his time outside of the office, George enjoys visiting his grandchildren in Seattle as well as cruising around town in his Chevy SSR here in sunny San Diego – with the top down. He is hard to miss on the roads because his ride is bright yellow!
Tim Lawrence CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Tim Lawrence has joined LHPH Capital after most recently serving several years as Regional Business Manager of Acumed, LLC. There he managed all Acumed dealers across nine states, including a $20MM+ sales channel with over 60 Independent Sales Consultants, $50MM+ in inventory, and all supporting operational business functions.
Previously Tim served in various sales and sales leadership positions in the medical device sector at both Zimmer and Biomet for close to a decade. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from PLNU, and a Master’s degree in Psychology from USD, and he is currently pursuing an MBA at PLNU’s School of Business. In addition, Tim is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt in operational excellence, and completed executive courses from both Matrix Achievement and Sen-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group. Tim enjoys taking advantage of the great surf conditions here in Point Loma and welcomes new competitors to the ping pong table in the office. Above all else, he loves spending time with his wife and kids.
Trevor Watson VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Trevor joined LHPH with over 15 years of experience working in the auto finance industry. He began his career in auto with WFS Financial right here in San Diego where he learned the value of building strong, win-win relationships, with quality dealership partners. That customer-centric focus remained a core foundation for him during his sales management roll with the successful launch of the CRB Auto program in 2011.
Most recently, Trevor served as VP, Indirect Auto Sales, for the auto division at Axos Bank. While with Axos, he managed the bank’s platform from an incubator business unit into a niche auto lender originating retail installment sales contracts with over 1,300 dealers across eight states. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCSD, and an MBA from University of Phoenix. During his free time, you can find Trevor hanging out with his wife and son at the zoo, aquarium, or one of the local beaches.
JONNY BOROK CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jonny Borok has over 25 years of experience as a CFO for primarily San Diego-based, privately held mid-market companies. He has had responsibility for the full range of accounting and finance functions including insurance and tax matters. Jonny is a Big 4 CPA with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting.
Jonny joined LHPH Capital in June 2017 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the accounting, finance, tax, insurance and risk management of the company. Jonny continually strives to improve the underwriting process and brings an unparalleled level of leasing finance expertise to the team here at LHPH Capital. Jonny enjoyed playing soccer growing up and is still a big fan of ‘the beautiful game’ today.
Tom Schmidt has joined LHPH Capital following a 40- year career in the banking commercial lending industry. Over those 40 years, Tom’s diverse background was centered around Asset Based Lending loan auditing, commercial loan credit review, loan underwriting, and commercial loan portfolio relationship management.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the Loyola University of Chicago. He currently serves on the Board of the San Diego Chapter of the Risk Management Association and volunteers his time to Junior Achievement of San Diego County. His hobbies include golf, reading and 70’s music. Above all, he loves spending time with his lovely wife of 40 years, Mary Alice, and his three children and five grandchildren.
Patie Saunders DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Patie has worked in the Auto Finance Industry for over 17 years. She began her career at Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) in the insurance department where she learned the leasing business from the ground up. Over her 15+ years at CULA, she was cross-trained in leasing operations and specialized in finance. She found her true passion after joining the CULA accounting department where she was responsible for managing the credit union portfolios.
After servicing the credit union leasing space for over 15 years with our founder Terry, she brought her expertise to the Lease Here Pay Here space in early 2017. She currently serves as the Director of Operations at LHPH Capital. She manages daily operations while ensuring LHPH runs as smoothly as the cars LHPH helps finance.
Louise Klinke Controller
Louise has over 30 years of experience working in the auto and equipment leasing finance industry. She began her career in the data processing department of GE Capital Auto Lease and fell in love with the auto industry. Over the next twenty years, Louise took on projects in the Accounting Department including federal tax analysis and forecasting. One of her favorite research projects was a deep-dive analysis in remarketing vehicles
Louise then joined Case New Holland as a Risk Analyst for loans and leases based out of Wisconsin. Most recently, she served as Controller for Credit Union Leasing of America. For over 4 years, she performed essential budgeting, forecasting, and cash management for CULA. She joined the LHPH Capital team in early 2017 and currently serves as the Controller. Louise holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University, Go Aztecs!
Molly Gustin Risk Mitigation Analyst
Molly Gustin brings her 15 years of experience as a CPA working on closely held businesses and small to mid-sized nonprofits to LHPH Capital. She has assisted clients with tax preparation to audited financial statements and everything in between.
Molly has a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While taking some time off from her professional career raising two kids and administering two family estates, Molly has also been an active school volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys hitting the backcountry trails with either her mountain bike or hiking boots with her family.
Title & Audit Administrator
Bill comes from the education field as he taught for 26 years at varying grade levels in Kansas (at the same school) before moving out to San Diego in the summer of 2015. Bill made the decision to move to the West Coast to assist close friends in planting a church in Southeast San Diego. Since he’s been here, he’s continued teaching at the middle school and elementary school levels as well as joining LHPH in his current role of title and audit administrator in January of 2019. He loves being out here, but still misses the thunderstorms and snow of the Midwest.
Kevin Londerholm BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ANALYST
Kevin brings experience as an analyst in Healthcare operations to his current role at LHPH Capital. He most recently worked for Scripps Health, the second largest healthcare provider in San Diego. There he was involved in patient education, insurance authorizations, and healthcare provider relations. He has consulting experience in marketing research and project management for small businesses in the San Diego area.
Kevin joined LHPH Capital following the completion of his Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Point Loma Nazarene University in August of 2017. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he represented the College of Science and Math as a member of the Board of Directors. It is clear he is a San Diego native stating “it’s cold outside” when the temperature drops below 65 degrees.