Ian Rehmert, member of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering's Advisory Board, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Republic Finance. In this role, he will be responsible for credit performance, marketing strategy, digital transformation, centralized operations, and the project management functions across all enterprise activities.

Rehmert has succeeded in making an impact within a number of different organizations, over the years, that include the financial, defense, internet, and transportation industries.

Before joining Republic Finance in 2018, he started his financial services career in 2003 by joining HSBC Consumer Lending. After a 7-year tenure, he was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Servicing Analytics. He spent the next 8 years within Capital One Home Loans as a Credit Officer where he ultimately served as the Head of Mortgage Credit and Underwriting after a diverse set of leadership roles across combinations of marketing, loss mitigation, analytics, and operations.

Rehmert is a triple Hokie, having earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Virginia Tech.

Founded in 1952, Republic Finance is a rapidly growing consumer lending company serving approximately 300,000 customers in over 200 communities.