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Steven E. Wedding
         Chief Executive Officer

Steve Wedding has been with J.D. Byrider since September 1991. He has been President of J.D. Byrider since August 2004 and has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since May 2011. He previously served as Controller, Vice President of Financial Planning, Vice President of Franchise Operations, and Chief Financial Officer of J.D. Byrider. Wedding has a Bachelor of Arts degree (1983) from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and a Masters of Business Administration degree (1985) from Emory University.


Bill Brunner
         Chief Financial Officer

A 25-year veteran of the banking industry, Brunner most recently served as CFO, executive vice president and treasurer of First Indiana Corporation, as well as the CFO and executive vice president of First Indiana Bank N.A. He was also chairman of the bank’s asset/liability committee. Prior to that position, he served as senior vice president and director of capital and asset/liability management at Citizens Financial Group; CFO of treasury management at Banc One Corporation; and in various financial positions at Star Bank Corporation, Wachovia Corporation and Bank South Corporation.

Brunner is on the board of directors and Treasurer of the Little Star Centers, an organization that provides individualized treatment for children with Autism. Brunner is a previous board chairman of Indianapolis-based Children’s Bureau, Inc. He is a past chairman of the American Banker Association’s accounting committee. Brunner is a previous graduate instructor of securities analysis at Northern Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business and an instructor of accounting and economics for the American Institute of Banking. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Cloud State University and earned his master’s of business administration from Georgia State University.



James R. England
         President, J.D. Byrider Advertising Group, Inc.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jim has spent his career as an advertising and marketing professional, and has been with J.D. Byrider since 1999. He has held executive positions with Federated Department Stores and ITT, in addition to being Executive Vice President & Partner in several very successful advertising agencies.

Jim also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association in Indianapolis. He was Chairman of the Indianapolis Start! Heart Walk in 2009 and 2010. Jim also served as President of the Advertising Club of Indianapolis, a part of the American Advertising Federation.



Jeffrey B. Higgins
         Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jeff has been with J.D. Byrider since 1991. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Association.

A 1984 graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jeff earned his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, in 1987.


Bryan Hohne
         Vice President, Talent and Development

Prior to joining JD Byrider in the fall of 2011, Bryan worked in various Field and HR Leadership roles with Kohl's and JCPenney. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing at Michigan State University. Bryan has also served as a Big Brother for the United Way and as Treasurer and Board member of the Frisco Amateur Summer Swim Team (A non-profit). Bryan is also a member of The Indianapolis SHRM chapter and is very involved with the Knights of Columbus.


Michael Maenhout
         Chief Information Officer

Mike, who has been with J.D. Byrider since 2000, pioneered the creation of our proprietary and unparalleled Discover(TM) operating and accounting system. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology management with leading companies such as Indiana Insurance, ING Insurance and Banking, and Liberty Mutual Insurance.


Brad N. Malott
         Vice President, Controller, Treasurer

An executive of J.D. Byrider since 1994, Brad has been in his current positions since 1999. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Ball State University.


Jack Humbert
         Director of Franchise Development

A 22 year veteran of the financial industry, Humbert has 19 years experience overseeing multiple markets for Wells Fargo & Co.. Since joining J.D. Byrider in 2010, he held the position of Senior Franchise Consultant prior to accepting the role as Director of Franchise Sales in October 2012. Humbert holds a dual degree in Business and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.



Tom Welter
         Vice President, Franchising

A 25 year veteran in multi unit leadership, Welter most recently served on the Executive Team and SVP of Operations of 24 Hour Fitness. Prior to that position, he served as Vice President of Business Logistics at KB Home, and in various senior leadership positions at Pepsico [PEP], YUM Brands [YUM], and Avis Rent a Car [CAR].

Welter is considered an industry expert in multi unit management process and has written numerous articles on the topics of unit level productivity and profitability, people capability and capacity, developmental leadership and the people continuum.

Welter is a member of the National Football League Alumni Association [NFL Alumni], NFL Charities and is active in the Indianapolis chapter. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska in 1988, where he graduated with honors as a COSIDA academic all American coached by Hall of Fame coach, Dr. Tom Osborne.


James F. DeVoe Jr.
         Member of Board of Directors

Jim earned a degree in business management from Indiana University School of Business, Bloomington, in 1992. Jim also attended Northwood Institute in Midland, Michigan, where he received an associate of arts degree in automotive marketing in 1989.


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