Global Lending Services LLC (GLS), an automotive lending company, today announced plans to expand its current operations in Greenville County, South Carolina. The more than $4.2 million investment is expected to create 669 new jobs.
Founded in 2011, GLS provides consumer financing for the purchase of new and used vehicles at more than 12,000 automotive dealerships that service over 150,000 customers throughout the U.S. The company has developed state-of-the-art technology and analytics with the ability to approve more customers at competitive rates and provide automated decisions to customers and dealers in less than 20 seconds.
“Greenville has been a great home to GLS. The city has provided a climate for tremendous growth for our organization,” said GLS CEO Steve Thibodeau. “The talented workforce, along with the focus on automotive and consumer finance, has aligned well with our vision for GLS. We are excited about the next phase of our growth and look forward to many more years of continued growth and success in Greenville.”
Located at 1200 Brookfield Boulevard in Mauldin in Greenville County, GLS’ expansion will increase its footprint and capacity to accommodate growing sales. This expansion will enable GLS to double its operations in Greenville over the next five years to support customer growth and dealer demand. GLS currently employs more than 550 employees in its Greenville offices, along with an additional 200 employees nationwide.
“It is truly a testament to our growing business community when a company chooses to expand within our borders. We congratulate Global Lending Services LLC on the decision to invest more than $4.2 million and create 669 new jobs,” said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
“We have worked very hard to cultivate a positive business environment in South Carolina, allowing companies like Global Lending Services LLC to grow and succeed,” added South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “This expansion is a big win for the Upstate, and I’m excited to watch this company thrive for years to come.”
The expansion is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020, with initial hiring efforts already underway. Individuals interested in joining the GLS team should visit the company online at https://glsllc.com/careers/.
“Greenville County Council is excited about Global Lending Services LLC’s major expansion of its business and employment in Greenville County,” stated Greenville County Council Chairman and Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation H.G. “Butch” Kirven. “The GLS formula for success of developing advanced technology platforms and building strong relationships with customers and communities means that our top talent and pro-business policies are keys to GLS’ success. We congratulate GLS and extend best wishes for their continued success.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“Global Lending Services LLC is renowned for delighting its customers with its use of creative new technologies and customized solutions. Their outstanding service delivery and community commitment are widely recognized and applauded. We welcome the company’s expanded operations and growing team to the city of Mauldin with open arms,” added City of Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines.