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Mike Albert & IFS Join Forces

May 08, 2009 - Press Release

CINCINNATI – Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management, based in Cincinnati, announced a strategic alliance with Innovative Funding Services (IFS) to provide remarketing and financing for clients and employees of those clients who purchase their company fleet vehicles.

Mike Albert has been in the automotive industry for more than 75 years. Their expertise stems from having roots in the automotive retailing sector since the 1920s, which enabled them to become one of the nation's leading fleet lessors and fleet management service providers. They work to be the fleet management partner of choice, providing comprehensive, customized fleet management services that allow businesses to optimize their fleet budgets and their resources. With their goal of providing exceptional customer service, advanced information technology, unbiased vehicle selection, and financing alternatives, they increase customers' operational efficiency and provide a seamless process. 

Tim Lawson, director of remarketing at Mike Albert said, "At Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management, we believe in providing our customers with complete solutions. By offering fleet drivers the chance to purchase their company-provided vehicle at a great price - along with financing alternatives and extended warranties - we believe we've done just that. IFS has a broad spectrum of lenders through which our customers can pursue financing or extended service contracts, and IFS is backed by strong management with whom we have a solid relationship. We're confident our customers will receive the same excellent service when working with IFS as they've come to expect from Mike Albert."

Tim Janssen, President of IFS, said, "The Mike Albert organization, with its focus on small to mid-size companies, really plays to our sweet spot and allows us to offer best in class services to their clients when remarketing these fleet vehicles. Additionally many buyers appreciate our broad funding resources which allow us to help individuals and families that might have had some past credit issues. As credit markets tighten, this becomes important to many consumers.

IFS offers one-stop shopping for fleet customers and partners with top ranking national lenders to give customers exceptional financing options. Additionally, IFS is able to offer Extended Service Protection and state title work which really helps to create a seamless process for the customer. In addition to individual loans, IFS also offers commercial loans.

About Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management
Cincinnati-based Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management is one of the top automotive lessors in the country, and is currently the nation's number one privately-held Closed End lessor. Mike Albert offers Closed and Open End leasing services as well as Maintenance Management, License and Title Renewal, Telemetric, and customer-specific outsourcing programs. For more information, visit


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