Our story

About Agora

In ancient Greece, the “agora” was a central gathering place in the city where citizens would gather to learn, interact and do business. Agora is a place where all BHPH dealers are welcomed into an exclusive community that provides information and resources to leverage for their success.

Agora was launched in 2017 with the intent to improve the lives of every BHPH dealer in the industry – and we would do it for FREE. BHPH dealers shared their greatest challenges – access to actionable industry information, robust portfolio analytics and a reliable source of liquidity/capital – our team of industry experts built a platform to specifically address these needs.

Today, Agora has become a community for thousands of BHPH dealers across the nation joining the call to revolutionize the industry! Our family continues to grow every day, and we want your dealership to be a part of it.

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Our Mission

At Agora, we not only want to help car dealers meet their financial goals but also to exceed their expected performance.

Our Vision

With our insights and analytical capabilities, Agora brings accessibility, efficiency, and security to the secondary automotive loan market.

Our People Fuel the Engine

Our senior leadership team has been in the auto finance industry for decades. Having spent over 30 years in the retail auto and BHPH business, our team has operated some of the nation’s largest finance companies, service organizations, and banks. With experience as both a buyer and originator of subprime auto paper, your company will always be in good hands.
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Combined experience in retail-auto lending and BHPH originations
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Collectively purchased in secondary auto lending by the Agora Team


Meet the Agora Team

Agora Team | Steve Burke

Chief Executive Officer

Agora Team | Chris Hawke

Chief Revenue/Legal Officer

Agora Team | Daniel Burke

Chief Technology Officer

Agora Team | Chris Barry



SVP - Data Science

Agora Team | Jim Bass

SVP - Finance

Agora Team | Liam Olohan

Liam Olohan

VP - Marketing

Agora Team | Ryan Perkins

Ryan Perkins

AVP - Brand & Digital Marketing

Agora Team | Joelle Norling

Joelle Norling

Executive ASsistant

Agora Team | Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Deal Coordinator

Agora Team | Lou Kailer

Lou Kailer

AVP - Portfolio Strategy

Agora Team | Ken Gurtner

Ken Gurtner

AVP - Portfolio Strategy

Agora Team | Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell

AVP - Portfolio Strategy

Justin Stokes

AVP - Portfolio Strategy

Matt Carr

VP & Controller

Rich Abanilla

AVP - Compliance

Agora Team | Walter


Chief Woof Officer

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