Hyundai Capital America hires McKinsey AP as Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Hyundai Capital America has hired a new Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy.

The successful candidate is a McKinsey Associate Principal. She has been at McKinsey since completing her JD at Harvard Law School in 2007. As an undergraduate, she was a Business Analyst at Capital One.

Other finalist for the role included:

  • A former Bain Case Team Leader with subsequent stints at Avery Dennison and a leading consumer credit card company
  • A Former McKinsey Engagement Manager who leads a BU at a leading logistics company


Hyundai Capital America has been extremely pleased and impressed with the quality of the service you have provided. It has been a true partnership, with great discussion. You obviously listen closely to what we have been saying, as your ability to adjust the candidate funnel is impressive. The positions we have asked you to fill are crucial for our long term success, and you have delivered “top shelf” individuals. Thank you for support of our company.

Tim Devine, Senior Vice President, Division Head: Sales and Marketing
Hyundai Capital America

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Founded in 1989, Hyundai Capital America is a part of the Hyundai Motor Group family of companies, supporting the financial needs of Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America, Inc.
As a captive auto finance company, we achieve success by helping our partners succeed—working to fuel the growth of our auto manufacturers and dealers.
Through our service brands, Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance, we provide financial products tailored to meet the needs of Hyundai and Kia dealerships nationwide, including dealer inventory and facility financing. And, through these dealerships, we provide indirect vehicle financing and leasing solutions to over 1 million retail customers. Our subsidiary, Hyundai Protection Plan, Inc.* offers vehicle service contracts and other vehicle protection products under the Hyundai Protection Plan and Power Protect brands.
In addition to our headquarters in Irvine, CA we have three operations centers in the US—in Atlanta, Dallas, and Irvine—with employees all committed to being a value-adding partner for our customers and supporting them with industry-leading customer service.

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