President & CEO, Republic Finance

Rex Ellison, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined the Republic Finance team in 2001 and has served in the Consumer Finance industry for more than thirty years. Rex has extensive experience in Operations, Management and Marketing, having served prior to Republic Finance as the Senior Vice President and Division Manager as well as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Wells Fargo Financial. 

Currently, Rex serves on the Independent’s Advisory Board for American Financial Services Association as their Ex-Officio/past chairman, is a member of National Installment Lenders Association, is President of Mississippi Consumer Finance Association, is Chair-Elect of Louisiana Finance Association and is a member of all our state finance associations. In addition, he serves as a board member and past Board President of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Louisiana. 

A native of Iowa, Rex received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa with a major in Financial Management and a minor in Economics. 

Rex is humbled to be the CEO of some of the most passionate, smart and dedicated personnel in the Consumer Finance industry. He believes that the way the company’s team members serve its customers, fellow employees and communities defines its brand, and that Republic Finance is truly more than just consumer loans.