Chris Meagher

Managing Director

Chris is responsible for structuring Fusion supported leasing programs with credit union partners – he works closely with each business client from lease program concept through to training and full implementation in the marketplace. Chris utilizes his thirty-nine years’ experience in the automotive finance and lease business. He collaborates with prospective credit union partners, providing fundamental financial tools and guidance through an objective analysis of the benefits of credit union leasing. The success of the CU Xpress Lease program started with careful planning and clear understanding of leasing in a dynamic environment. Chris joined Fusion after a twenty-three-year career with Mercedes-Benz Credit, serving in a variety of senior management positions including General Manager of Field Operations with full responsibility for program development, marketing, and coordination of all field activities for six MB region offices in the United States and Canada. From 1993 through 2005 he was the Managing Director for the MB Credit East Business Center with direct, bottom line responsibility for an $8 billion lease portfolio and all market support activities for dealers in the Eastern United States. Chris draws upon his deep and extensive knowledge of lease product development to assist credit union partners in planning, launching, and managing financially sound leasing programs such as the CU Xpress Lease.