Jim Calvert, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim acquired Fourth Fleet in October 2007 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He is also the CEO of EndTrust Lease End Services, LLC, a remarketing services company based in Bedford, Texas, having founded the company in 1998. EndTrust provides portfolio management services to banks, leasing companies, fleet rental companies, and other financial institutions. The company manages the lease maturity and vehicle disposition processes for third party company portfolios as well as acquiring and servicing its own portfolios.
EndTrust has enjoyed consistent success providing a post-mortem perspective on the buying, collecting, and ultimate liquidation of leased vehicles - this success has been possible through its utilization of dedicated people, proven processes, and the latest technologies. Prior to starting his own business, Jim enjoyed a successful fourteen year career with Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation, serving in management positions of ever increasing responsibility, including National Remarketing Manager. An enterprising industry innovator, Jim established EndTrust Lease End Services in 1998.
Don Porter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Don is responsible for all partner operations in the company service center in Hurst, Texas. He is also President of EndTrust Lease End Services, LLC, joining the company in 2004 after a twenty-one year career with DaimlerChrysler Services. In his broad career with the Mercedes-Benz brand, Porter served in a variety of management level positions in all disciplines of vehicle finance - credit, collections, customer service, and remarketing.
While serving as National Customer Service Director, he was instrumental in successfully launching the Mercedes-Benz Credit Customer Service Center in Dallas and implementing industry renowned "best in class" remarketing processes. During the period of 1994-2004, Don served as National Director of Remarketing - his responsibilities included managing the lease portfolios for both Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler brands, totaling over $35 billion. He played a critically important role in successfully integrating the Chrysler brand into the world-class Mercedes-Benz remarketing organization.
Chris Meagher, Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Chris is the key point of sales contact for Fourth Fleet's business partners. He has served in an executive management role with Fusion Auto Finance, LLC, an affiliate company of EndTrust, since 2005 after a twenty-three year career with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Key senior management positions with MB Financial included General Manager for Fleet Credit Operations and General Manager of Field Operations with full responsibility for program development, marketing, and all field activities for six MB region offices in the United States and Canada.
As Managing Director for Mercedes-Benz Credit's East Business Center, his duties included direct, bottom line responsibility for an $8 billion portfolio and all market support activities related to Mercedes-Benz retailers in the Eastern United States. In his role with Fusion, Chris is responsible for structuring leasing programs with financial partners in the marketplace - he works closely with each financial partner from program concept through to full implementation of a competitive, financially responsible leasing product.