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The Ignite Consulting Partners Team

Steve Levine

Steve Levine is an auto finance lawyer with 30 years of experience helping and protecting car dealers and finance companies. He is an owner and chief legal and compliance officer of Ignite Consulting Partners, which offers compliance, operational and best practices guidance and training. Please contact to learn more. Follow Steve on Twitter @LawyerLevine for compliance and industry related content.

Richard Hudson is a Managing Partner at Ignite Consulting, providing compliance consulting to data furnishers who want to be Metro 2 compliant.   Richard has over a decade of experience with Metro 2 reporting and e-OSCAR. In addition to Metro 2 compliance, Ignite also provides consulting services for data furnishers on how to handle consumer disputes and has analyzed thousands of dispute letters on behalf of data furnishers.

Richard Hudson
Randy Henrick

Randy Henrick is an auto dealer compliance attorney who provides compliance consulting services to dealers directly at Ignite Consulting Partners, Randy served for 12 years as DealerTrack’s lead regulatory and compliance attorney and wrote all DealerTrack’s Compliance Guides while there. Randy audits deal jackets, writes, and reviews compliance policies, acts as an expert witness in litigation, and does training for dealers on auto finance compliance and procedures. Email Randy directly at

Joe Allen has almost 15 years in the BHPH industry.  He held many roles over that time, from a training specialist to an account manager for 71/2 years at Autostar Solutions and then Dealer Socket.  Being the point person for clients, he helped cultivate and maintain relationships with existing customers.  Joe speaks "dealer", and currently manages the Training Unleashed Product and the e-Oscar service department.

Joe Allen
Laura Farris

Laura Farris brings 30+ years of auto finance focused experience.  Laura began her automotive finance career with Ford Motor Credit Company, enjoying an 18-year run working with dealerships in operations and underwriting. She then moved into the consumer credit compliance arena, eventually becoming the Chief Compliance Officer of TMX Finance.

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