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The Company’s management team has ably steered the company through economic expansions as well as downturns, as evidenced by our strong financial performance.

Mahesh Aditya, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mahesh Aditya was named President and CEO of Santander Consumer in December 2019. He joined Santander Holdings in March 2017 as US Chief Operating Officer and was named US Chief Risk Officer in May 2018. He is currently on the Board of Santander Consumer and till December 2019 was on the Board of Banco Santander Puerto Rico. Prior to joining Santander he was the Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Operating Committee for Visa Inc.

Mahesh started his career with Citibank in 1990 in Risk Management and Operations in India. He then helped start Citibank’s Credit Card and Retail Banking business in Egypt. He was subsequently based in Madrid as Chief Risk Officer of Citibank Spain and Portugal and later in New York as CRO for Citibank North America. Mahesh left Citibank after 17 years and joined JPMorgan Chase as Chief Risk Officer of Retail Banking and later served as CRO Mortgage Banking. Between 2009 and 2011 he worked at Capital One as Head of Risk for Mortgage and Business Banking.

Mahesh has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. He has served as a member of the board of Early Warning Systems (EWS).

Konrad Benginow, Head of Pricing, Digital and Decision Sciences

Konrad Benginow was named Head of Pricing, Digital and Decision Sciences in January 2022. He joined Santander Consumer in October 2007 as a senior analyst in Decision Science and has held a variety of critical roles at SC and SHUSA since. Prior to joining Santander, he was a manager at the technology company Vertrue in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Konrad holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and MA in Management from Warsaw School of Economics.

Bruce Jackson, President of Chrysler Capital and Auto Relationships

Mr. Jackson joined SC in 2021 after having served as Managing Director and Head of Dealer Services for JPMorgan Chase since 2013. While at Chase, he was responsible for the P&L for the bank's portfolio of consumer auto loans, commercial loans, and treasury management products and services, and a team of more than 1,100 employees. Mr. Jackson also provided line-of-business oversight in the areas of regulatory compliance, expense management, lending strategies, pricing and digital offerings.

Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Jackson held senior auto finance leadership roles at Ally Financial, Bank of America, WFS Financial and Toyota Motor Credit. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University.

Erik Laney, Chief Financial Officer

Erik Laney was named Chief Financial Officer in September 2022. He previously served as Treasurer, a role he had since August of 2020. Erik joined SC in December 2014, and has held several roles within SC’s finance department including Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to joining SC, Erik worked at JP Morgan’s Investment bank in the Financial Institutions Coverage group as well as the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Capital Markets group.

Mr. Laney holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Emory University.

Christopher Pfirrman, General Counsel

Christopher Pfirrman joined Santander Consumer USA as General Counsel in September of 2015. Previously, Mr. Pfirrman served as General Counsel of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. where he advised the Board of Directors and senior management regarding all legal issues impacting SHUSA. Prior to joining SHUSA in 2012, Mr. Pfirrman was Deputy General Counsel of Sovereign Bank from 2000 to 2012 and Counsel of Edwards & Angell, LLP (now Locke Lord) from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Pfirrman is a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Connecticut Bar Associations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairfield University and a J.D. from the William & Mary School of Law.

RL Prasad, Chief Risk Officer

Prior to being named Chief Risk Officer for Santander Consumer in January 2021, Mr. Prasad served as SC's Deputy Chief Risk Officer since February 2020. Prior to joining SC, he served as Head of Global Payments Risk and Global Head of Risk Services for Visa Inc. In his 20+ years career Mr. Prasad has also held senior enterprise leadership roles in credit and risk at Standard Chartered Bank and Citigroup. He earned his MBA at Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy, and earned a bachelor's degree in commerce and economics from Madras University.

Sandra Rosa, Chief Human Resources Officer

Sandra Rosa began serving as our Chief Human Resources Officer for SC in June 2021, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in coaching, talent management, performance planning, employee relations, compensation, and change management.

She previously served as Senior Vice President and Executive Director Human Resources Business Partner at Santander Bank, N.A. joining in July 2017 in which she supported the largest business areas at the bank such as Consumer & Business Banking, with over 500 branches and 4,000 employees across the Northeast and Florida, the Operations team and Technology. She later assumed a dual-hatted role as Head of Talent Management for Santander US from July 2019 to May 2021.

Prior to joining Santander in 2017, Ms. Rosa was the Head of Talent Acquisition for JP Morgan’s Consumer Bank and Chase Wealth Management businesses. During her 24-year tenure with JP Morgan Chase, she held a variety of senior human resources business partner roles across multiple lines of business such as Head of Consumer Bank Human Resources for the Midwest region supporting 12,000 branch and wealth management employees in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Previously, she served as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Corporate, Treasury and Securities Services, and Chase Card Services.

Ms. Rosa holds a BA in Human Services from Judson University.

Donald Smith, Chief Technology Officer

Don joined SC in 2020 with more than 20 years of senior executive experience in Information Technology, most recently serving as Chief Information Officer for Xpanse, Inc. and Common Securitization Solutions. Throughout his career Don has held numerous CIO, CTO and SVP leadership roles at Black Knight Financial Services, JPMorgan Chase, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Microsoft and Dun & Bradstreet. Don brings a strong strategic and business mindset coupled with a deep understanding of the full spectrum of Information Technology disciplines essential to a safe and sound IT operation under large bank standards. He attended Northeasten University and Dean College, where he studied computer science, and Montclair State University, where he obtained a certificate in professional web development.

Marc Womack, Head of Operations

Marc Womack joined Santander Consumer as Executive Vice President, Head of Operations in October 2021 and is responsible for aligning scope, priorities and approach across SC operating units and key functions including Business Continuity Management, Facilities, and the Business Control Officer (BCO) community. Marc currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of American Financial Services Association (AFSA).

With experience across multiple product/service segments including auto, credit card, personal loan, commercial lending and insurance, Marc has more than 30 years of consumer and commercial banking expertise.

Most recently, Marc was President and CEO for TD Auto Finance. In this role, he was responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of TD’s indirect retail and commercial auto finance businesses. Marc also served as Chief Operating Officer where he led the Commercial Lending, Retail Operations and Field Distribution for the U.S. auto organization. Additionally, he was Head of U.S. Product for TD Auto Finance and Chief of Staff to TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank’s President & CEO.

Prior to joining TD, Marc spent 11 years at GE Capital in a number of Finance and Strategy related roles, as well as several senior executive roles at JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, Hyundai Capital America, and HSBC.

A native of Michigan, Marc earned a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Administration from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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