Board of Directors

Daniel R. Feehan

Chairman of the Board

Daniel R. Feehan has served as a director of FirstCash since the Merger and previously served as a Cash America director since 1984. Mr. Feehan was Cash America’s executive chairman since November 1, 2015 until the completion of the Merger with Cash America. Prior to that, Mr. Feehan served as Cash America’s chief executive officer and president from February 2000 through May 2015 and as Cash America’s chief executive officer from May 2015 through October 2015 when he retired. Mr. Feehan served as Cash America’s president and chief operating officer from January 1990 until February 2000, except that he served as chairman and co-chief executive officer of one of Cash America’s subsidiaries from February 1998 to February 1999 before returning to the position of Cash America’s president and chief operating officer. Mr. Feehan became a Cash America director in 1984 and joined Cash America full-time in 1988, serving as its chief financial officer before becoming president and chief operating officer in 1990. Mr. Feehan currently serves as a director at AZZ Inc., a NYSE listed equipment manufacturing company, and Enova International, Inc., an online lending company that was spun off from Cash America in 2014 and is listed on the NYSE, where he has served since 2000 and 2011, respectively.  Mr. Feehan previously served as a director at RadioShack Corporation from 2003 through 2015 and Calloway's Nurseries Inc., a multi-store garden center chain, from 1999 to 2016.

Rick L. Wessel

Chief Executive Officer & Vice-Chairman of the Board

Rick L. Wessel has served as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since September 2016, as chief executive officer since November 2006 and has been a director since November 1992. He previously served as president from May 1998 to September 2016, chairman of the board from October 2010 to September 2016, vice chairman of the board from November 2004 to October 2010 and secretary and treasurer of the Company from May 1992 to November 2006 and the Company’s chief financial officer from May 1992 to December 2002. Prior to February 1992, Mr. Wessel was employed by Price Waterhouse LLP for approximately nine years.

Daniel E. Berce

Independent Director

Daniel E. Berce has served as a director of FirstCash since the Merger and previously served as a Cash America director since 2006. Mr. Berce has been president and chief executive officer of General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (formerly AmeriCredit Corp.) since its acquisition by General Motors Company in October 2010. Mr. Berce served as AmeriCredit Corp.’s chief executive officer from August 2005 to October 2010, president from April 2003 to October 2010 and vice chairman and chief financial officer from November 1996 until April 2003. He served as a director at AmeriCredit Corp. from November 1990 to October 2010. Mr. Berce currently serves as a director at AZZ Inc., a NYSE listed equipment manufacturing company, and Arlington Asset Investment Corp., a NYSE listed investment company.

Mikel D. Faulkner

Independent Director

Mikel D. Faulkner was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009. Since 2002, Mr. Faulkner has served as chairman of the board of directors of Global Energy Development PLC, a quoted company on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). He has also served as chief executive officer of HKN, Inc. (OTCQB: HKNI) since 1982 and president of HKN, Inc. since 2003. HKN, Inc., formerly Harken Energy Corporation, is an independent energy company.

James H. Graves

Independent Director

James H. Graves has served as a director of FirstCash since the Merger and previously served as a Cash America director since 1996. Mr. Graves has served as managing director and partner of Erwin, Graves & Associates, LP, a management consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas, since January 2001. Mr. Graves also served as executive vice president of Financial Strategy for DeviceFidelity Inc., a financial services technology company, from March 2008 through September 2012. Mr. Graves served as a director, vice chairman of the board of directors and chief operating officer of Detwiler, Mitchell & Co., a Boston-based securities research firm, from June 2002 until June 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Graves held various positions, including chief operating officer, with J.C. Bradford & Company, a Nashville-based securities firm. He also worked for Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. as the head of the energy group and later as head of the industry investment banking groups in New York. Mr. Graves currently serves as a director at Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. where he has served since 1995, and he previously served as a director of Tristate Capital Holdings, Inc. from 2011 through July 2015. Mr. Graves also serves as a director of various privately-held companies, including a private equity fund and a healthcare technology company.

Ambassador Jorge Montaño

Independent Director

Ambassador Jorge Montaño has served as a director of FirstCash since June of 2016 and previously served as a director of the Company from June 2010 to July 2013. He is a native and resident of Mexico, where he has served in a variety of senior diplomatic positions and business consulting roles. Amb. Montaño currently serves as partner in a Mexico-based public relations and communications firm, Guerra Castellanos y Asociados. During his extensive diplomatic career, he most recently served as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations from July 2013 until January 2016. Mr. Montaño was Ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1995, and had a previous posting as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992. Between 1982 and 1988, he was Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He previously served as Director General for United Nations Specialized Organizations from 1979, the year in which he joined the Foreign Service, until 1982. From 1996 to 2013, he was President of Asesoria y Analisis, a Mexico-based consulting and lobbying firm. In addition, he has served as a professor of International Organizations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónoma de México from 1996 to 2013. 

Randel G. Owen

Independent Director

Randel G. Owen was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009. Mr. Owen has served as the president of Ambulatory Services for Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) since December 2016, the effective date of the merger of Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and AMSURG Corp. Prior to December 2016, Mr. Owen has served as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. since May 2011 and the chief operating officer since September 2012. He served as chief financial officer since February 2005 and as executive vice president since December 2005 of EVHC and held other senior executive and financial positions with its predecessor companies since 2001.