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Meet our Team

Tim Byrd started DealerRE in 1994 in Southeast Virginia and we have been helping dealers to expand their F&I programs to be more efficient and profitable ever since. DealerRE is a family company that is built on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the word of God. Today, we help dealers from coast to coast to establish and manage their own administrator obligor reinsurance companies to replace third party and manufacturer F&I products. In the BHPH space, DealerRE helps dealers to build admin obligor reinsurance programs to protect their cars from mechanical breakdown and insurance losses funded by their customer base. Our mission is to serve and educate car dealers across the country to utilize reinsurance to be a better dealer, to better serve their customers, and improve their business and personal financial well-being. We have been helping dealers with reinsurance for decades and have the experience to help our clients build the programs that are going to help them to be as profitable and successful as possible.

Our experience plus your local knowledge creates a perfect blend for growth.

Tim Byrd

Founder & CEO

Tim Byrd is Founder and CEO of DealerRE, and an auto industry expert in Reinsurance, BHPH Operations, and Dealership and F&I Development. As a 30+ year veteran of the car business, Tim is a trusted advisor to many car dealers. Tim has appeared on Auto Dealer Live and has been featured many times in Dealer Solutions Magazine, The Virginia Independent News, Around the Commonwealth, The BHPH Report,, the Dealer Business Journal, AutoSuccess Magazine and NIADA’s BHPH Dealer Magazine. Tim is a sought after speaker and co-author of 3 #1 Best Selling books Unfair Advantage, Race to the Finish Line and Race to the Finish Line 2. But, first and foremost, Tim is a Christian man whose values, he strives, are a reflection of those of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the proud father of eight children, and lives in Gloucester, Virginia with his beautiful wife, Jennifer.

Taylor Byrd

President of DealerRE

As President of DealerRE, Taylor leans on his years of experience to help dealer clients and potential clients visualize the opportunities that they have in their business to utilize reinsurance products and programs to better serve their customers, solve problems and expand the dealer’s profitability and ROI. Taylor is a sought after speaker at National and State Independent Dealer Association events and has been a guest on The Independent Dealer Podcast to discuss reinsurance and the opportunities that dealers have in opening their own reinsurance company. Taylor was a co-author in Race To The Finish Line: Creating Winning Relationships With Customers. Taylor formerly served in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a Captain and uses his Army leadership skills to help lead the DealerRE team. Above all, Taylor is a disciple of Jesus Christ and the great commission is his first mission. As Taylor says, DealerRE exists to have a positive impact on people, to shine the light of Christ on our clients, their customers, and our partners, and we just happen to do so through the vehicle of reinsurance.

Parker Byrd

Vice President of DealerRE

Before Parker began his career with DealerRE in 2018, he worked at two local dealerships as an F & I Manager as well as a Salesman. The experience he gained gives him the unique advantage of being able to relate to our clients in today’s modern dealership. “I know the challenges dealers face each day. With this knowledge, I plan on bringing a different perspective to DealerRE, and together, helping you grow your business.” In 2015 Parker enlisted into the Army Reserves as a CH-47 Mechanic. After a year and a half of enlistment and education, he became a Crew-Chief on CH-47 Helicopters. He is now pursuing his degree in Business Administration. Parker is happily married to his high school sweetheart and resides in Tappahannock, Virginia.

Heather Rains

Office Manager / Controller

Heather earned her MBA in 2012. The following year she began her career with DealerRE. “It was obvious that DealerRE has the exceptional culture and products that allow me to pour my heart into. I feel blessed to be in a position where ‘work’ is simply doing what I’ve always dreamed – helping others build their business to the next level!” Her commitment to our clients is evident from the minute she picks up the phone and has even earned her the title of “Office Queen”. Heather is the mother of two grown boys. In her free time, she enjoys doing charity work to include volunteering with the homeless and food insecure. She holds office on The VIADA Ladies Auxiliary and her church, as Secretary for both.

Kristi Cashman

VP of Sales and Marketing

With a passion to see individuals and businesses reach their highest potential, Kristi Cashman came to DealerRE with proven talents to help people do just that. With a degree in Strategic Management and Marketing, Kristi understands what it takes for businesses to optimize their efficiency, productivity and profit potentials. Kristi is the author of two books, Focus and You Are Perfect.  She is a wife and mother to 5 fabulous kids. In her spare time, she speaks at women’s conferences and seminars. 

Brenda West

Account Manager

Brenda West has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and also has a financial background working as F&I Manager at a very successful Dealership.

“I loved seeing our customers smile and making them happy! I feel so blessed to be a part of the team here at DealerRE.”

Brenda grew up in Yorktown VA but now makes Locust Hill VA her home. Brenda has two grown sons that are a huge part of her life.

Josh Williams

VP of Client Development

Josh started his journey in the Auto industry at a franchise dealer back in 2003.  Starting in sales, he quickly became one of the top salesmen which eventually landed him the role of F&I manager which he held for 7 years.  He then moved to Sales manager and Used car manager.  After 13 years with the same dealer, he moved on to Reynolds and Reynolds selling and managing hardware and software solutions to dealers nationwide.  He is a lover of the outdoors and has done long treks around the world, including the entire 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail back in 2017, Annapurna in the Himalayas and all over the Alps in Europe.  He and his wife love to travel and even lived in Italy for 5 years.  He brings a great deal of automotive knowledge and it’s great to have him on our team.


Administrative Assistant

Ryleigh joined the team of DealerRE in 2020 after graduating high school a year early. Her desire to help others makes her a valued addition to the Team. “I enjoy the opportunity to speak with clients from all over the country and to make sure they have the supplies they need to be successful. Every day presents a new learning opportunity and I enjoy the challenge.” Ryleigh has always had a passion for animals. She grew up helping her family raise puppies and just recently has become a foster mother to bottle kittens. She resides in Gloucester, VA with her two “fur-children”, Charley, the Aussie, and Sebastian, the temperamental cat.

Courtney Norville

Sales Associate

Courtney joined the DealerRE Team in 2023. She brought with her the skills she developed while working in Property Management. “I’ve always loved working with people and seeing them realize their dreams and goals.” Her organization and attention to detail makes her the perfect person to assist dealers while forming their new companies.

Courtney and her husband, Chris, make their home in Gloucester, VA where they enjoy fishing and spending time with their dogs, Samson and Bailey. She is active in her church and loves spending time with her Worship Family.

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