JDR Solutions Inc., a provider of equipment lease finance support services and infrastructure, has named Benny Federico its Program Management Office Director.
Federico, 55, whose given name is Panfilo Federico, will lead JDR’s new client integration and project management. He will replace Richard Lewis, Vice President of Business Integration and a JDR founding partner. Lewis is transitioning to full retirement, expected late this year.
“Benny brings a wealth of business and management experience to JDR. We are excited to have him on board,” said Doug Williams, JDR President and Chief Information Officer. “Richard Lewis leaves big shoes to fill, but we are confident Benny is up to the task.”
Federico was born in Vallelarga, Italy, and moved to Boston, Mass., at age 12. After graduating from Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, he worked in nuclear energy and later commercial vehicles. Federico and his wife Nancy owned farmland in Kentucky, where they and their children raised cattle, chickens, goats, sheep and rabbits.
Federico moved to Indianapolis earlier this year and was employed at Dana Inc. before joining JDR.
In addition to his undergraduate degrees Federico earned a doctoral degree in management from the University of Phoenix.
Benny and Nancy Federico have five children and four grandchildren.
“I’m excited to be joining the JDR team and look forward to this new opportunity,” Federico said.
Indianapolis-based JDR Solutions offers front end/back office portfolio management services, consulting, software as a service and customer service/collections, and builds custom web portals. Its clients include banks, manufacturer captives and independent finance companies in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.