Title: Group Vice President - Revenue Management and Product Analytics
Group Vice President, Revenue Management and Product Analytics
Toyota Motor North America
Richard Valenstein is Group Vice President, Revenue Management and Product Analytics, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA).
In this capacity, Valenstein is responsible for TMNA’s product cost and profit analysis, leading the company’s drive to optimize revenue, including introduction of new data analytics tools as well as leading financial support for Toyota’s North American parts and accessories operations.
Previously, Valenstein served as Vice President, Finance, where he oversaw the finance function for Toyota’s integrated automotive operations in North America, including design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, distribution and aftermarket activities. His responsibilities included business planning, budgeting, forecasting, profit/cost analysis, and affiliate finance. He also was responsible for overseeing Toyota’s NA Regional Treasury Center, including corporate, pension and savings plan investments, and treasury operations. He concurrently served as CFO/Treasurer for Toyota Mexico, Toyota Puerto Rico, and other subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Toyota in 2004, Valenstein served in a number of senior finance roles with Ford Motor Company, including Ford Engine group controller, small car controller and worldwide revenue manager for Ford’s Small/Medium Vehicle Center. He also served as CFO for Mazda North America Operations and in a range of business planning, product and profit-analysis management positions in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining Ford and the automotive industry, Valenstein served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy.
Valenstein earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance at the University of Maryland.
In addition to his finance responsibilities at Toyota, Valenstein serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association’s Dallas and Los Angeles chapters, and as executive sponsor of the Toyota Veterans Association.