Leadership change at Pioneer Financial Services
Joe Freeman Takes Over CEO Duties as Tom Holcom Retires
January 16, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
Pioneer Financial Services has announced that Tom Holcom, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, has retired effective Dec. 31, 2013. Holcom has been with the Kansas City-based company for more than 28 years. Joe Freeman, 43, current president and chief operating officer for Pioneer, will be assuming the CEO role.
“Tom Holcom has had an extraordinary career, growing this company with an entrepreneurial eye while creating an internal corporate culture of empowerment and recognition,” said Freeman. “Under his direction, Pioneer has become a nationally recognized leader in corporate social responsibility, giving back to the communities it services through employee volunteerism, commitment to financial education, and philanthropic support.”
Before becoming CEO, Freeman led a number of key departments and functions within the company over the last decade, serving most recently as President and COO since 2007. Freeman received the 2012 Silver Stevie as “Executive of the Year-Financial Services” from the American Business Awards, and has also been recognized as one of the region’s top “Rainmakers” by Ingram’s business magazine. He serves on several local nonprofit boards and philanthropic initiatives.
“Changes in the consumer finance industry are creating new opportunities for business, including a focus on tech savvy, digital and mobile financial transactions,” said Holcom. “Joe Freeman is well prepared to guide our company through this strategic evolution and drive the business as CEO, all while maintaining Pioneer’s commitment to the community, our customers, our culture, and our team members.”