About AGORA

We take the guess work out of finding deals to bid on.

In ancient Greece, the Agora was a central gathering and marketplace. Today, AGORA is redefining the automotive finance market by serving as the central “hub” for buyers and sellers of automotive loans. We are data, process and secondary market experts that integrate all stakeholders in automotive finance.
AGORA’s next generation automotive finance platform and marketplace brings accessibility, efficiency, transparency and security to the secondary market.
AGORA’s platform intuitively understands all loan data points. Its structure aggregates data from all buyer, seller and 3rd party systems across all stages of a loan’s life to bring unprecedented insights and analytical capabilities to users.
AGORA’s online marketplace utilizes a powerful search engine and bidding platform to help match sellers with buyers to create liquidity and facilitate transactions.

Our Team

The AGORA team has been in auto finance for decades and senior executives of AGORA have spent over 30 years in the retail auto and BHPH business, running some of the nation’s largest finance companies, servicing organizations, and banks. Collectively, they have been some of the most active purchasers of loan pools buying more than $15 billion. The AGORA team has identified friction points for both sellers and buyers of auto loan pools, and created AGORA to address these pain points.

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Steve Burke

Chief Executive Officer
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Daniel Burke

Chief Technology Officer
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Chris Barry

SVP Sales
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Zach Maynard

SVP Marketing
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Bob Autrey

Creative Director
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Steve Burke

Chief Executive Officer
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Daniel Burke

Chief Technology Officer
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Chris Barry

SVP Sales
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Zach Maynard

SVP Marketing
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Bob Autrey

Creative Director

Geographically Diverse Loan Offerings

As the only truly agnostic loan management platform, AGORA works with dealers and Loan Management Systems in all 50 states. AGORA facilitates the ultimate in marketplace diversity while providing power and clarity to buyers and sellers.

Still not sure AGORA is for you?

We would love to give you a personalized demo to see if AGORA can save you time and money.

Steve Burke

CEO

Steve is the Chief Executive Officer co-founder, and partner of AGORA Data, Inc. Steve started in the retail auto business in the early 1980s, exiting in 1991 to co-found One Hour Acceptance, an indirect auto lender and securitizer sub-prime auto loans. From 1995 until 2014, Steve ran operating divisions within several regional and larger, commercially traded banks that purchased more than $20 billion of auto loans (prime through sub-prime) on a bulk basis in the secondary market. In 2014, Steve formed Center Street Finance, a boutique portfolio manager and asset purchaser of consumer loans before forming Agora Data in 2017. Steve is a co-founder and past board member of the NAF Association.

Daniel Burke

CTO

Daniel has more than 15 years in the auto finance industry leading risk management teams at FSB Financial and SFG Finance. Daniel is a co-founder of Center Street Finance a boutique portfolio management company for banks, hedge funds and finance companies. Daniel is a board member and co-founder of Agora and leads all development of the Agora application. Daniel earned his degree at Texas Christian University.

Chris Barry

SVP Sales

Chris is an experienced automotive finance leader with an extensive history of success in automotive lending, servicing and ancillary products.
Most recently as an executive and leader of the sales and marketing functions for GWC Warranty, the leading provider of service contracts for independent dealers, Chris helped drive the doubling of revenue and profit, which helped facilitate two private equity acquisitions during his tenure there. He was previously Founder, President, and CEO of American Credit Acceptance, a sub-prime auto finance lender, which became an industry leader in its segment through the execution of innovative dealer development, loss management, and operating strategies. Serving as the Regional Credit Executive and National Direct Lending Executive for Chase Auto Finance, the industry-leading prime auto financing source, Chris managed the credit function for the Southeast Region and led the reengineering and execution of the internet and direct auto lending platform. He established himself as a key leader in the auto finance industry, as Chris was a Founder and Senior Manager of AmeriCredit Financial Services, the industry-leading sub-prime auto finance lender, where he managed the development and execution of the branch sales operation, credit, funding, collection, compliance, and Internet functions.

Zach Maynard

SVP Marketing

Zach Maynard is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Agora Data, Inc, with responsibility for driving content creation, brand management, corporate sponsorships, and developing a go-to-market strategy for an emerging startup. While Zach started his career building a successful wealth management practice, his true passion has always been technology and its disruptive power in industries across the globe. He thrives on challenges and has a professional record for solving complex business problems through a combination of human, technology, and quantitative solutions. Zach holds a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.

Bob Autrey

Creative Director

Bob Autrey, Creative Director has over 35 years experience in the retail auto and auto finance industry, and has worked in nearly every aspect of the business including sales, credit, and loan servicing. Additionally, he has an extensive background in Information Technology and recently served as the as Chief Information Officer of SFG Finance before leaving to join Center Street Finance in 2014.