Meet Our Executive Leaders

Ross Williams

President & CEO
Ross Williams

Favorite Quote: Be humble and surround yourself with diverse and talented people.

President & CEO, joined the Hyundai Capital America family in February 2010 as Hyundai Capital America’s (HCA) Vice President and Department Head of Commercial Credit. He became HCA’s Vice President and Department Head of Sales and Marketing before moving to Hyundai Capital Canada to serve as their President & CEO.

After a year in Toronto, Ross returned to HCA where he has been the President & CEO since July of 2015. Prior to joining Hyundai Capital, Ross held leadership positions at GE Capital and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Williams earned his BA in Finance from Michigan State University.

Daniel Lee

CFO, Corporate Finance Division
Daniel Lee

Favorite Quote: “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” — Colin Powell

Daniel Lee was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Corporate Finance of HCA in November 2016. He brings over 20 years corporate finance experience to the organization, the last twelve years in captive automotive finance at Hyundai Capital where he held senior leadership positions including FP&A, treasury, accounting, and international finance.

Prior to joining Hyundai Capital, he led Korea Development Leasing Corporation through the Asian financial crisis by implementing debt restructuring initiatives and establishing a management review system. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from Yonsei University and an MBA from Western Ontario University.

Marcelo Brutti

CRO, Risk Division
Marcelo Brutti

Favorite Quote: “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” — Khalil Gibran

Marcelo Brutti is the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at HCA and oversees the Risk Management Division’s four departments, including Consumer Risk Management, Commercial Credit and Risk Management, Enterprise Data Strategy, and Information Protection. He is responsible for enterprise-wide risk management and controls the company’s risk exposure and portfolio risk strategy. He directs the company’s efforts to set risk appetite, assess and forecast credit and residual value risk, and determines strategies to optimize them.

Marcelo comes to Hyundai Capital America from Santander Bank, N.A., where he was the CRO in charge of the Risk Management and Compliance groups. Prior to joining Santander, he held senior leadership roles in the Risk Management units of TD Bank, Wells Fargo, and VISA Inc.

Vincent Rice

COO, Operations Division
Vincent Rice

Favorite Quote: "I believe that one of the best ways of getting at truth is reflecting with others who have opposing views and who share your interest in finding the truth rather than being proven right." — Ray Dalio

Vincent Rice, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer (COO) joined HCA in 2017. Prior to joining Hyundai Capital, Vince worked at Bank of the West (BNP Paribas), where he was Executive Vice President and Head of the National Consumer Finance division.

He began his 29-year career in automotive finance with DaimlerChrysler Financial, growing into a leadership role as Head of U.S. Business after the acquisition by TD Auto Finance. Vincent received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Central Missouri.

Hwanjun Yang

CIO, IT Division
Hwanjun Yang

Favorite Quote: “Heaven helps those who help themselves.” — Traditional Proverb

Hwanjun Yang is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at HCA. He has 7 years of experience at Hyundai Capital Service (HCS), where he led IT Innovation. Prior to joining HCS in 2011, Hwanjun worked at major consulting firms such as A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, and PWC. He also spent 3 years at IBM as a senior consultant.

Throughout the 20 years of Hwanjun’s professional career, he has led IT organizations and focused on transformation projects to address business demands and infuse new technologies to produce best outcomes. Hwanjun received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics from Yonsei University in Seoul.

Jim Hazboun

SVP, Corporate Services Division
Jim Hazboun

Favorite Quote: "There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.” — Miyamoto Musashi

Jim Hazboun is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services of HCA, which includes human resources, corporate culture, enterprise project management office, business innovation, procurement, and administration services. Prior to joining HCA in 2012, Jim has served key roles at such organizations as JPL/NASA/Caltech, IndyMac Bancorp, EDS, and Business.com.

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Jim is an advisor and coach to several executives and entrepreneurs. He is also serves on the Executive Board of Conscious Capitalism in Orange County. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from the University of the Pacific, where he was also an NCAA Division 1-A Football scholarship recipient. His interests include reading, entrepreneurial endeavors, mixed martial arts, and spending time with his family. 

Eckart Klumpp

SVP, Sales & Marketing Division
Eckart Klumpp

Favorite Quote: “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain

Eckart Klumpp is Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Division of HCA, where he is responsible for sales, product development and marketing efforts to drive growth and positive relationship with our OEM partners and dealers.

Prior to joining HCA in 2017, Eckart served as the President & CEO of Hyundai Capital Canada. Eckart has spent over 25 years in the automotive finance industry. His career spanned TD Bank, Chrysler Financial, DaimlerChrysler and Mercedes-Benz. He has broad functional expertise, having held leadership roles in sales, customer service, remarketing, and internal audit. Eckart received his MBA from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Scott Belkofer

VP, Hyundai Capital Insurance
Scott Belkofer

Favorite Quote: “The future belongs to those of us still willing to get our hands dirty.” — Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks

Scott Belkofer is Vice President Hyundai Capital Insurance, leading both Sales and Operational efforts of the Insurance business at HCA. Scott’s 28 year career in the Automotive Captive business began at Ford Motor Credit Co. where he performed branch and region management positions.

Since joining Hyundai Capital America in 2005, Scott has served as Regional Manager - Central Region, Vice President Field Sales for Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance, and recently accepted the position of Vice President Hyundai Capital Insurance. Scott is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan earning degrees in Marketing and Advertising.

Katherine Cassidy

VP, Internal Audit
Katherine Cassidy

Favorite Quote: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

Katherine Cassidy is the Vice President, Internal Audit, HCA, and is responsible for all aspects of the Internal Audit Department, including reviews in areas such as operations, IT, ethics & compliance, privacy & security and risk management. Katherine closely interfaces with the U.S. and Korea executive management team, business leadership and other compliance organizations to assess and mitigate risk.

Prior to joining HCA in 2014, Katherine served as Senior Director, Internal Audit at Qualcomm for 8 years and KPMG, LLP for 15 years, in the Audit, Tax and Assurance areas. Katherine has extensive experience as an audit executive with progressive expertise in accounting, auditing, compliance, investigations, risk management, and taxation. Katherine has comprehensive experience in international and domestic industries, including technology, financial services, and manufacturing and consumer markets.

Carol Moore

VP and General Counsel
Carol Moore

Favorite Quote: "I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision." — Maya Angelou

Carol Moore is Vice President and General Counsel of HCA, where she leads the Legal and Compliance teams. Prior to joining HCA in 2010, Ms. Moore served for 2 years as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Resurgent Capital Services, and for 3 years as Senior Finance Counsel at American Honda Finance Corporation.

As part of her over 30 years as an attorney in the auto finance industry, Carol has also led the legal departments of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America. Carol received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Harvard Law School.