Tim Russi is president of Auto Finance at Ally Financial Inc. He is responsible for developing the strategy and driving the performance of the auto business. Prior to this role, Russi was executive vice president of North American Operations - Auto (NAO) for U.S. and Canada and chief financial officer for Ally’s Global Automotive Services and chief operating officer for NAO.
Prior to joining Ally in October 2008, Russi worked for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company as a senior advisor to Ally. He assumed this role in early 2008 after serving as the president of Dealer Financial Services for Bank of America.
Russi has more than 30 years of business and financial services industry experience, having previously served in management and leadership positions at US Leasing (a Ford Financial Services company), Deloitte, DHR International and Ernst & Young.
Russi has a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from the University of California at Davis. He is a certified public accountant and is Six Sigma certified.