Joy C. Schaefer

Financial Services
Ms. Schaefer is an Operating Partner of Snow Phipps and currently serves as the Chairman of EnviroFinance Group and Velocity Commercial Capital. Ms. Schaefer has significant experience in managing regulated and non-regulated financial institutions. Ms. Schaefer spent the majority of her career at Westcorp Inc. ("Westcorp") and its family of companies, holding a variety of functional positions. Ms. Schaefer was President and COO of Westcorp from 1999 through 2002, Vice Chairman and CEO of WFS Financial Inc. from 1997 through 2002 and Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Western Financial Bank from 1995 through 2002. During Ms. Schaefer's tenure at the Westcorp family of companies, she managed the companies through significant organizational, geographic and origination growth phases. Ms. Schaefer has been especially adept at implementing technology into originations and collections and creating best practices for credit, control and audit structures. Ms. Schaefer has a broad range of experience in a variety of asset classes, most notably auto finance, but also residential mortgages, multi-family mortgages and home equity lending. Previously, Ms. Schaefer was a manager for Ernst & Young LLP on the audit and consulting side of its Financial Institutions practice.

Ms. Schaefer received a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Currently, Ms. Schaefer is a Director and Member of the Young Presidents Organization  California Coast Chapter.


Current and Former Snow Phipps Portfolio Companies

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