Don Hankey

Chairman and Chief Executive, Westlake Financial Services

Don Hankey is chairman, chief executive, and primary stockholder of all Hankey Investment-controlled entities, including Westlake Financial Services. Recognizing a critical need in the marketplace for auto purchasers with less-than-perfect credit, Hankey founded Westlake Financial Services in 1978. Through diligent customer service and deployment of innovative technology, Westlake has grown to become a leader in the subprime automotive finance market. Hankey began his career in investment banking. With a family history in the automobile business, he acquired Midway Ford in 1972 and, during the 1980s, several more dealerships.