Co-Founder & CEO
Sean Stapleton entered the automotive software industry by co-founding IMS, which was later acquired by Who’s Calling. He worked as Vice President of National Accounts and as Vice President of Automotive Sales for Who’s Calling, where he defined market expectations for the emerging Call Measurement and Monitoring industry. He later co-founded and established Visible Customer as an automotive market brand.
Sean joined VinSolutions as the Executive Vice President of Sales August 2010. Later named Chief Sales Officer and appointed to the VinSolutions’ Board in 2010, Sean was a key component in executing the next step in the company’s evolution: making the industry aware of its successes and new solutions.
VinSolutions realized growth of 678% under Sean Stapleton, contributing directly to the company being ranked by Inc. 500 in 2010 as the 33rd fastest growing software company and 447th fastest growing company overall, and listed again in 2011, 2012, and 2013! Sean was Chief Sales Officer when AutoTrader.com purchased VinSolutions in June of 2011. He ultimately became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VinSolutions prior to leaving the company in 2014.
Sean is a highly regarded sales leader and author in many top automotive trade magazines and a respected events speaker. With memberships in all major automotive networking groups, Sean’s expertise, leadership, and successful track record are sought as a consultant and mentor to many.
In addition to his work in the automotive industry, Sean Stapleton works as a major fundraiser for Merrick Inc., http://www.merrickinc.org/, a non-profit organization whose goal is to empower adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities. Sean resides in Minneapolis, MN with his wife and three children.
COO/CFO - Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Christian Miller is the COO & CFO of Dealer Teamwork, LLC. In this capacity, he is responsible for day to day operations of the organization and is responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company investments and provides general financial oversight. Over the last decade, he has served in executive leadership capacities for some of the fastest growing financial services companies in North America. Christian has an extensive track record leading high growth organizations including the growth of a corporate payments EBITDA by more than 300% over four years making it one of the most scalable payments companies globally. He has a proven track record of restructuring contracts with key partners resulting in millions in fee reduction and has reduced operational costs by more than 50% multiple times through increased automation and six sigma process improvements. Christian has transformed go to market strategies by focusing on emerging tech solutions that yield greater revenue and increased margins. As an entrepreneur, Christian has successfully launched several companies including a financial technology company servicing the commercial equipment industry and led the turn-around of an under-performing software business among others. Christian is also a regular guest speaker at different industry events; he enjoys sharing his experiences and insights to help others improve their professional efforts. His technical background and education include degrees in finance and business management which were earned at the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Christian resides in Minneapolis, Mn. with his wife and two very active children.
Co-Founder & CCO – Chief Client Officer
Katie Donovan is a highly respected automotive professional with a proven history of success with her customer relationships and the desire to identify new opportunities that provide customers with a data-driven advantage. She is experienced with driving marketing decisions and creating effective attribution reporting which evaluates effectiveness.
Katie’s industry experiences include some of the top tier automotive companies such as Visible Customer, VIN Solutions and Who’s Calling. She somehow manages her incredibly productive career and her family including her husband and two lovely children.
CTO - Chief Technology Officer
Jeff Camozzi lives and breathes technology. From his early ages tinkering with game programming to his professional years building products for Fortune 500 companies to implement the technology, architecture, and processes around a successful healthcare startup company. Jeff has spent most of his 15 years in professional technology development honing practices, building teams, and refining his leadership approach. He thrives on challenge and believes there is no technical hurdle too difficult to take on. Jeff attributes his drive for leadership and team building to his years in the Marine Corps Infantry. In his view, good leadership comes from building and coaching teams to take ownership. Having been a Marine Sergeant during the Operation Iraqi Freedom, he knows what it takes to drive a team to mission accomplishment when it really matters. As a technology leader, Jeff has learned to lead through influence at all levels of an organization and has built high-performing teams for startups and corporations to improve business outcomes through refined product delivery. With an entrepreneurial mindset, Jeff took his first huge leap by starting his own consulting company, Azend, Inc, which consists a team of rockstar performers infused with the ethos and drive that creates an impact wherever they work. He believes top-talent requires more than just great code — it requires a mindset of continual improvement, and individuals that help bring up the level development skill for any client they work with. He wants a team that's valuable, impactful, and helpful, but not indispensable. When not driving technology teams, Jeff spends his time with his Wife (Liz), and two rambunctious children. (Ella and Eldon). He leads a life of less-traditional activities, such as swing dancing (Lindy Hop), Aerial Arts (a.k.a "Circus Training"), Rock Climbing, and more recently, American Ninja Warrior training. Jeff thrives on challenge and loves to push himself to the limit. Jeff is excited to be a part of the Dealer Teamwork team and looks forward to applying his extensive experience towards their ongoing success.
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
John Michael Dahl is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dealer Teamwork and has worked with a wide variety of technical companies and startups in his over 20 years of practice. Before joining Dealer Teamwork, John worked primarily in intellectual property, including advising a variety of clients from large corporations and universities to development-stage companies on protecting a broad range of electronic, computer, electromechanical, and business-related technologies. He has also advised clients on developing strategic intellectual property programs, valuation and acquisitions, corporate structure, and process management. John particularly enjoys learning about a company’s technology, competitive landscape, and business goals, and helping them implement a strategy designed to achieve those goals. John received his undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering degrees from the University of North Dakota, and received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota. Before entering the legal profession, he worked for IBM focusing on computer system reliability and architecture and for 3M focusing on magnetic data recording technology. John also pursued a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he has completed all but his dissertation. John is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and is a frequent speaker at their events and others, including as a guest lecturer at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Gary has been a Commercial Real Estate Owner, Developer and Advisor for over twenty-five years. He has been involved in transactions in excess of two billion dollars in Airport Parking, Urban Parking, Hotels and Industrial Real Estate. Cootes has owned and/or advised properties with such top Investment Companies such as MetLife, Carlyle, PCCP, AEW Capital Management, Hilton Hotels, ZKS Real Estate Group, Koll Company, TA Realty Advisors, New England Life, and AMB. Cootes was President and COO of Priority One Parking (a parking acquisition, disposition and management company he co-owned). He currently owns Cootes Consulting Inc. (a real estate acquisition, disposition and management company) and Airport Parking Consultants Inc. (an airport parking development, acquisition, disposition and advisement company of airport parking assets all across the U.S.A.). Cootes has joint ventured or advised the largest parking owners and operators in the U.S.A, including Central Parking, Park N Fly, and Ace Parking. Gary graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Political Science/Economics. Gary and his Family now reside in Las Vegas, Nevada after living in Southern California all their lives. Gary has a Wife- Shelli and three Daughters- Nycole, Dominique and Danielle. Gary enjoys traveling and is an avid golfer – when he can find the time in between his Daughters' numerous sporting events and musicals.
Brendan started at the dealership level right out of college and found a hobby in web development. In about 3 months he became the Lead Designer for a prominent auto group in MA, where he spent the next year working with Dan and Pat. He has a passion for learning new technologies and consistently pushes the limit for design and front end development.
After a decorated career as the Director of Marketing for a prominent MA Auto group, Dan left the dealership world to build Dealer Teamwork. Based on the challenges and experiences Dan overcame working for dealerships, Dealer Teamwork offers proven strategies, game-changing products, and a revolutionary approach to digital marketing which harnesses both offensive and defensive strategies.
Dan Mondello is a true “Car Guy” – his first word (as a baby) was “Vehicle” and while in college Dan worked part time as a Corvette Restoration apprentice at Ron’s Corvette Restoration in Fitchburg, MA. Dan is a regular contributor to DealerRefresh where he loves to engage with many of the most progressive automotive professionals in the industry. When not creating new and innovative digital strategies, Dan enjoys water skiing, wake boarding, and relaxing at his lake house in Maine with his family.
Eric Miltsch is a successful automotive professional specializing in search, social, & mobile marketing strategies. As one of Dealer Teamwork's Co-founders, he drives the brand, the marketing vision, and product communication strategies. He also serves as a Technical Advisor, working to continuously improve results and user experiences within the platform.
He's been an active member of the retail automotive community for over 10 years and speaks at such events as NADA, DSES, IBP, ReThink at Google and many others. Eric enjoys leading by example and educating car dealers and sharing his real-world experiences to help continuously improve their performance. Eric has had the opportunity to consult with dealerships ranging from the largest groups in the nation to NAIDA Top 50 dealers.
His dealership experience includes helping build Auction Direct USA into the #1 Independent Dealership in the USA for three years running; ADUSA was also the #1 fastest growing company in Rochester. He's currently a partner in a new, fast-growing independent dealership group, which opened in 2015, Auto Outlets USA, and now has four locations in Rochester, NY.
Eric enjoys traveling, keeping up with the latest Martech trends and spending time learning the rules of the road on the race track as an amateur race car driver. He currently resides in Rochester, NY with his wife and two sons.
With 12 years of professional programming experience and eight years of dealership experience, Patrick has come to perfect system design & development, data architecture & methodology, integration, and report generation. When he’s not programming, you’ll find Patrick gardening, traveling, or spending time with his family.