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Don Early
Chairman and Director
Don Early
Chairman and Director


Don Early founded our company as a rent-to-own business in 1984, and has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Early relinquished his title as President in May 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer in September 2004. Mr. Early holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.... 
Mary Lou Andersen-Early
Vice Chairman, Secretary and Director
Mary Lou Andersen-Early
Vice Chairman, Secretary and Director


Mary Lou Andersen-Early has served as Vice Chairman of our board of directors since May 2004. She has been employed by the company in a variety of executive positions since 1988, including Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until May 2004. Ms. Andersen became a director of the company in 1997. Ms. Andersen is the mother of Darrin Andersen. ... 
Darrin J.  Andersen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Darrin J.  Andersen
President and Chief Executive Officer


Darrin J. Andersen became Chief Executive Officer in September 2012 after having served as President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2004. He joined the company in February 1998 and served as our Chief Financial Officer from December 1999 until April 2004. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Andersen worked in the accounting department of Newell Rubbermaid, a manufacturing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and in the audit group of Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Andersen is the son of M... 
Douglas E. Nickerson
Chief Financial Officer
Douglas E. Nickerson
Chief Financial Officer


Douglas E. Nickerson has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2004. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Nickerson served for eight years in various management positions with Stilwell Financial Inc., now known as Janus Capital Group, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed provider of diversified financial services. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Nickerson served as Vice President — Controller and Treasurer of Stilwell, and from 1999 to 2001 served as Vice President — Controller. Mr. Nickers... 
D.  Scott Smith
Vice President/Operations
D.  Scott Smith
Vice President/Operations


D. Scott Smith has been with QC Holdings, Inc. for more than 15 years. He has served as Regional Vice President for the Western U.S. since May 2008. Mr. Smith began working in the company’s branch locations and has served at every field level position. Mr. Smith joined the company after a 20-year career in retail and wholesale fashion merchandising and sales. Mr. Smith attended Western State College.... 
Michael  O.  Walrod
Vice President/Operations
Michael  O.  Walrod
Vice President/Operations


Michael O. Walrod has been with QC Holdings, Inc. for more than 15 years. He has served as Vice President of Operations since May 2008, overseeing product development, marketing and collections. Mr. Walrod began his career working in the company's branch locations and has served in various roles, including positions as regional director, regional manager, director of development and several other field-related roles. Mr. Walrod holds a degree in business administration from the University of Kan... 
Wayne  S.  Wood
Vice President/Operations
Wayne  S.  Wood
Vice President/Operations


Wayne S. Wood has served as vice president of operations, eastern U.S. since January 1, 2006. Prior to then, Mr. Wood served as regional director, eastern U.S. since August 2003. Mr. Wood joined the company in June 2002 as regional manager for the state of Virginia. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wood spent four years as a division manager with Advance America Cash Advance Centers, a New York Stock Exchange-listed payday loan company, and in various retail management positions, including 1... 

Matt J. Wiltanger
Vice President - General Counsel
Matt J. Wiltanger
Vice President - General Counsel


Matthew J. Wiltanger joined the company in January 2008 as vice president—general counsel. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wiltanger was a partner with the law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP in Kansas City, with a focus on business litigation, tort matters, antitrust and trade regulation. Mr. Wiltanger joined the firm in 1997 and began serving as outside litigation counsel to the company for certain matters in 2004. Mr. Wiltanger earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri an...