This is a peer-to-peer networking group that is for non-competitive businesses so executives can feel free to share business challenges with their peer group and have good, facilitated conversations. The group can be thought of as a peer advisory group for small to mid-size businesses with 10 or more employees and revenues above or near the $1 million mark.
We'll begin the discussion at 11:00 a.m. sharp and wrap-up by 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.
Topic: Innovation Out of Change
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity or incentive for improvement.”
– William Pollard
Join Nancy Fitzgerald, President & CEO of iLendingDIRECT, as she discusses the personal and professional journey that inspired life-changing innovation in her career and business strategies. Follow Nancy’s path from Miss Canada to enterprising journalist to an entrepreneur who’s breathing new life into the credit union and automotive industries. Learn how adapting to devastating changes, in life and the marketplace, led to a fresh business model with limitless opportunities. Nancy’s bold approach will energize you to the core when you attend this engaging talk.
About the Speaker:
Nancy Fitzgerald is an award-winning executive within the automotive finance industry. As the President & CEO of iLendingDIRECT, a national leader in automotive refinancing, Nancy has led the company to achieve 30% YoY growth since 2014.
Under her leadership, iLendingDIRECT has won several awards, including placement on the Inc. 500 in 2016, and the Denver Post Top Places to Work in 2017, and winning the Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work every year since 2016. Personally, Nancy has been awarded the Auto Remarketing Women in Remarketing Award in 2016, the Insights Success 30 Most Influential Women in Business in 2016, and is a finalist for the 2018 Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women In Business.
iLendingDIRECT is the evolution of Fleet Financial, an automotive finance company that Nancy founded with her husband in 2006. Prior to this, Nancy's background is in broadcast journalism. She has traveled the nation working for CNN, Entertainment Tonight, ABC, FOX, and the CW. After retiring from the news in 2006 and founding Fleet Financial, she also founded her own production studio and spent eight years hosting her own show, American Woman Television.
In 2009, Nancy founded The Butterfly Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that helps people brought down by tragedy or hardship rebuild their lives through acts of compassion, generosity, and financial support.