September 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Curomax appoints Debbie Oberender as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications

TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Sep 19, 2005) -

Curomax, a leader in dealer finance e-commerce solutions and the originator of the premier multi-asset finance portal in North America, has appointed Debbie Oberender as its vice president of Marketing and Corporate Communications. As such, she is responsible for the development and management of the company's overall branding, marketing communication, advertising and customer-facing events.

Oberender joins Curomax from Bank of America Specialty Group, which serves the Recreational Vehicle (RV) and marine industries in the U.S., where she gained valuable industry experience during her six-year tenure as the group's Marketing and Communication director. She also worked in various marketing and communication capacities within Bank of America Dealer Financial Services Group with a focus on the Auto Dealer industry.

"We brought Debbie on board to further enhance our U.S. auto, marine and RV initiatives, which is a perfect fit for us because of her proven success with Bank of America," said Alan H. Bird, president and CEO of Curomax. "Her established relationships and exemplary knowledge of the industry, position our company well and I look to Debbie to play an integral role in the future growth of Curomax."

Oberender brings more than 20 years of combined marketing experience to the Curomax team, having worked additionally for Westinghouse Defense as well as serving on various industry committees including current memberships in both the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

About Curomax

Curomax and its industry leading on-line finance platform connects dealers across North America to provide access to financial institutions and other aftermarket suppliers through a single application over the Internet. Lenders originating business through Curomax are dramatically improving their operational efficiencies, reducing their business costs and improving their product offerings to dealers across the United States and Canada.

More than 9,000 automotive, recreational, marine, power sport and home improvement retailers are secure in the knowledge that the loan or lease structuring information provided through Curomax is precise and designed to maximize rapid response from the selected lender. For additional information about Curomax, visit the company's Web site at

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