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Odessa, a provider of technology solutions for asset finance, has appointed Robert Johnson to lead automotive finance globally.

Johnson, who previously was a managing director at EY, has more than 30 years’ experience supporting auto and equipment finance companies in developing and implementing core technologies.

Odessa CEO, Eric Bernstein, commented: “The technical foundation of auto finance is evolving from monolithic platforms and modules to components.

“The components-based technology Bob will manage for Odessa enables auto finance companies to process many different financial instruments and business units with different needs on one platform, without having to conform to the old ways of doing business. We’re glad to have him, because he knows the needs of the auto finance industry.”

Prior to EY, Johnson held various leadership positions with CEDAR CX Technologies, defi SOLUTIONS, and Alfa Financial Software in London.

“I joined Odessa because of the capabilities of its agile asset-based platform, and the company’s differentiated approach to customer relationships,” said Johnson, who is based in the Dallas area.

“The cloud-based, API-first platform provides total flexibility for customers to self-configure, integrate, and extend the platform to suit their needs. This technology and team are what the auto finance industry has been waiting for.”