IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoGravity, a FinTech pioneer on a mission to transform car financing by harnessing the power of the smartphone, today announced the appointment of Lukas Wickart as Chief Financial Officer. Wickart joins the company's executive team and will be responsible for investment strategy, accounting, financial analysis and planning.
"Lukas is a great addition to AutoGravity's dynamic leadership team," said Andy Hinrichs, founder and CEO of AutoGravity. "He brings extensive industry experience and excellent business acumen. We are confident that he will prove invaluable to the company as we embark on our next phase of intensive growth."
Wickart brings more than a decade of financial and accounting experience to the company. Prior to joining AutoGravity, he worked at Surf Airlines as vice president of corporate strategy and finance, enhancing economic performance of the company by driving commercial and operational efficiency initiatives. Before Surf Airlines, he served as project leader at The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised leading Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporations on strategy development with a focus on business expansion and operational excellence. His extensive experience in financial services spans across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
"AutoGravity is revolutionizing the auto finance industry by realizing the full potential of smartphone technology to change the way people pay for their cars," Wickart said. "I look forward to accelerating AutoGravity's rapid momentum in the FinTech industry by working alongside the best minds in the business. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get started."
Wickart holds an MBA in leadership and entrepreneurial management from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of St. Gallen.
AutoGravity is a FinTech pioneer on a mission to transform car financing by harnessing the power of the smartphone. AutoGravity partners with the world's leading banks and financial services companies to give consumers direct control over how they finance their cars. Available as a native iOS, Android and web app, AutoGravity offers a secure and convenient platform that empowers customers with multiple finance offers within its network of trusted car dealerships. Based in Irvine, California, AutoGravity was founded in 2015 by an international team of digital natives and industry veterans. For more information on AutoGravity, please visit www.autogravity.com and follow @AutoGravityHQ on Twitter.