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Jimmy Bynum

Jimmy Bynum

Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Garde Solutions

Jimmy Bynum founded Garde Solutions following a career specializing in extended protection plans, captive insurance, and warranty. Prior to forming Garde Solutions, Jimmy spent 12 years with Cat Financial Insurance Services, the extended protection plan and captive insurance division of Caterpillar, the global leader of industrial equipment. With Cat Financial, he served as Managing Director for the company’s Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore, where he successfully established Caterpillar’s extended protection programs in China and Southeast Asia.

Jimmy has held domestic and international leadership and advisory roles working with global industrial players throughout the course of his career. His multi-faceted background includes business development, marketing, private equity, sales and strategic alignments, as well as creation, management, and support of captive insurance entities.

Jimmy served as volunteer and Board President (2017-2019) of the Nashville-based Oasis Center, a nationally recognized organization on a mission to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood over the past fifty years. He previously sat on the boards of the Global Warranty and Service Contract Association (2011 –2017) and the Texas Captive Insurance Association. He holds a B.S. Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

Session Archive

Understanding Risk Management Options for Warranty

September 1, 2021
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM (PT)

Warranty and extended protection plan contracts sold by dealers or manufacturers to buyers of commercial products such as construction equipment can increase resale value, raise customer loyalty, boost uptime, and lower operating costs. But before extended protection plan sales can begin, the advantages and disadvantages of various risk management options must be considered. More Info

The Recipe for Success: Turn Your Warranty Program Into a Profitable Machine

November 30, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (PT)

In order for warranty programs to be successful – you must have a plan, prepare the programs, get the right ingredients and processes.  You will also use various forms of “temperatures” to measure the success of the warranty program.  More Info

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