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Marguerite Watanabe

Connections Insights
President
President of Connections Insights, has worked in the auto and automotive finance industry for almost 30 years allowing her to truly understand its strengths, weaknesses and, most importantly, opportunities. Marguerite has devoted much of her energy and efforts in sharing her expertise and connections based on her unique mix of experience in automotive manufacturing and sales, captive and non-prime auto financing, credit reporting, lead generation and consulting – as well as her international experience with companies in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Her company provides focused insights to its clients on where innovative product and service solutions can be implemented to improve business processes and shareholder value and makes connections that build the bridges between strategic business partners.Prior to forming Connections Insights in 2006, Marguerite worked for Nissan North America and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation in the USA and Japan, Equifax, BarNone and BenchMark Consulting International. She serves on the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Vehicle Finance Board and Associate Member Advisory Board and facilitates the Association’s Independent Auto Finance Executive Group and Commercial Credit Committee. She also sits on the National Auto Finance (NAF) Association Board of Directors. Marguerite earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 14
 

10:15am