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Regional Management appoints CFO

Staff Report
Published Dec. 17, 2012

Greenville-based Regional Management Corp. appointed Donald Thomas as its new CFO, effective Jan. 1.

Previous CFO Robert D. Barry will remain with the consumer finance company to assist with the transition process. He will officially retire Jan. 15.

“Don will play an integral role in our growth strategy as we continue to open de novo branches in our current geographies and expand into additional states,” Regional CEO Thomas Fortin said in a news release.

Thomas has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience at public and private companies. Most recently, he served as CFO of TMX Finance, a $700 million title lending company, since 2010.

Prior to TMX Finance, Thomas spent 17 years at 7-Eleven Inc. in various positions, including interim CFO, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. He has also held positions at The Trane Co. and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Thomas is a certified public accountant, and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Tarleton State University.

“We are excited to welcome Don to the Regional Management team and are confident that he will be an instant and valuable contributor to the company given his extensive experience and success at his prior positions,” Fortin said. “We want to reiterate our profuse thanks to Bob for his outstanding work and instrumental contributions to our company over the past several years.”

The company also appointed Brian Fisher as its new vice president and general counsel. Fisher joins the company from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, where he has been working with Regional Management Corp. over the last few years.

He holds a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Furman University.

“Brian is well acquainted with Regional Management and its processes, and his addition furthers our already deep bench strength,” Fortin said. “He also has significant financial services, M&A and compliance experience, which will serve us well for our long-term strategy.”

Headquartered in Greenville, Regional Management Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “RM.”

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