GSFSGroup® shares the secrets to high performance in finance departments at the 2009 F&I Management & Technology Conference

Houston, Texas– GSFSGroup is proud to announce that Bart Carpenter, Director of Training and Consulting, will serve as one of the leading moderators for the F&I Conference Industry Roundtable, “Achieving High Performance in your Finance Departments.” Carpenter has more than 22 years of retail, training and consulting experience in the automotive industry working with top manufacturers and dealerships across the country. “Hiring winners and developing teams of top performers are crucial to survival in today’s challenging car industry,” said Carpenter.

In today’s economy, companies need to hire and retain the best and the brightest to drive sales and succeed. GSFSGroup’s Compass TeamSM, an in-house Training & Consulting division, offers specialized training programs in automotive operations focusing on sales, finance, service and management. GSFSGroup’s Compass Team has a proven track record of success based on innovation, strategy and people. Classes include: Sales Pro 360, Service Pro 360, and Phone Skills 360. GSFSGroup’s Compass Team also offers Hiring Winners®, an online hands-on training class with interview kits and performance tracking tools to aid in hiring the top candidates for the job.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GSFSGroup has serviced the automotive financial services industry with distinction for over 27 years. GSFSGroup provides a comprehensive portfolio of automobile related financial products and services including all dealer participation models for vehicle service contracts, tire and wheel and GAP. F&I programs offered include vehicle service contracts, GAP, tire and wheel and maintenance along with technology solutions to aid in the dealer’s business and sales. Companies in GSFSGroup include: Sentruity Casualty Company, Gulf States Financial Services, Inc. and GS Administrators, Inc.

To learn more about Compass Team and GSFSGroup, drop by Booth# 220 at The F&I Management & Technology Conference. The Conference will be held from Sept. 21-23, 2009 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida or visit us online at or

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