Who We Are
Erik De Witte - Chief Executive Officer
Erik de Witte has been an active leader in the financial services industry for over 20 years, where his knowledge, leadership and vision have helped shape one of Canada's largest auto lending businesses.
Erik began his career in the financial services sector at KPMG, prior to joining VFC Inc. In his role as CFO, he helped build VFC into the leading non-prime automotive lending company in Canada. VFC was publicly listed in 2003 and was subsequently acquired by TD Bank in 2006.
Erik played a vital role in continuing to grow and oversee the business after the acquisition and stayed on as the CEO and SVP for TD Financing Services (now TD Auto Finance Canada) until 2011. In this role, Erik was responsible for the overall performance of the business and grew it to over 1,000 employees with a portfolio of more than $12 billion in loans in the prime and non-prime credit arena, and across lending verticals of automotive, recreational vehicles, home improvements and alternative mortgages.
In the summer months, Erik spends as much time as possible at his cottage, puttering and spending time on the water with his family. His winter weekends are spent skiing and thinking about summer at the cottage.
Kyle Kirby - Vice President, Business Development
Kyle Kirby currently serves as Vice President, Business Operations for Prefera Finance. Kyle started his career in the finance industry with CTL Corp after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013. Kyle was quickly recognized as a leader within a growing organization and was promoted to Income Verification and Funding Manager in early 2014. Kyle was a key figure in helping the department and the company grow from $40 million in annual originations to $100 million in 16 short months. Kyle is a results-driven professional with expertise in process management, people management and problem solving.
In his spare time Kyle enjoys playing golf in the summer months, and playing hockey and skiing in the winter months.