About Don Gayhardt
Since joining Speedy Group Holdings Corporation as the president and chief executive officer in 2012, Don Gayhardt has led the company to further its success in the community financial services industry across Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. With more than 400 stores doing business as Cash Money, Rapid Cash, and Speedy Cash, Speedy Group remains one of the fastest-growing businesses in the industry. Under Don Gayhardt's leadership, the company has focused on investing in the future through the use of technological innovations that help it to connect with customers and provide exceptional service.
Concurrent to his role with Speedy Group, Don Gayhardt serves as the chairman of Music Training Center Holdings, LLC, a Philadelphia-based music school. Previously, he served as the president of Dollar Financial Group, a company he helped to purchase as part of a larger investment group in 1990 before accepting an executive role three years later. By the time he left Dollar Financial, he had spent 15 years helping the company to grow to 1,445 stores and had succeeded in taking it public. Don Gayhardt garnered his initial expertise in investing and finance at Smith Barney, where he worked after finishing his college education at the University of Notre Dame.
Today, Don Gayhardt helps to lead the wider financial services industry as a board member of the Community Financial Services Association of America. A longtime resident of Philadelphia, he supports the efforts of local institutions, ranging from Bryn Mawr Hospital to the Philadelphia Orchestra.