Lani comes to Dealer Teamwork after a long career in the automotive industry. She has spent 17 years on the dealership side of the industry, working for several influential dealer groups in Minnesota including Walser and Apple Autos. For the last 6 years she worked as a BDC Manager and Sales Manager. Throughout her career, Lani has found immense satisfaction from serving her clients while mentoring other automotive professionals to help them advance their own careers – goals she hopes to continue while at Dealer Teamwork.
Denise has worked in the Minnesota dealer franchise business for over 12 years! Her first experience in the industry was managing the regional Dodge Dealer Advertising Association account at a large ad agency. While raising her family, she worked in association management for several construction trade associations. Denise then went back to the automotive world to join the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association. While there, her initial position focused on the development of education and training programs for all dealership departments. For the past several years, she was dedicated to launching a new organization under the MADA umbrella, specific to dealership fixed operations (service, parts and collision) for membership and program development. Denise loves to travel, enjoys golf, skiing and gopher football and basketball.
Nic is a Sales Assistant at Dealer Teamwork. He is a recent graduate at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Nic worked as an intern with Dealer Teamwork until changing to full time. His goal is to help as many dealers as possible and provide them with the MPOP to satisfy their digital marketing needs. Nic is a true Minnesotan born and raised. He enjoys cheering on all major sports teams and being in the outdoors. Nic’s greatest accomplishment is cooking minute rice in 58 seconds.
Jennifer is an experienced sales and marketing leader with fifteen years of experience in the media and automotive industries. She has significant experience selling media to retailers of all types and leading and managing sales teams. She has enjoyed being part of the rapidly changing digital media environment. Jennifer has also worked for two automotive dealership groups in the Twin Cities area with knowledge in dealership CRM best practices, BDC strategy, sales lead analysis, sales management, and service marketing. During her dealership tenure she participated in two NADA dealer 20 groups and looks to bring her knowledge of dealership operations, and her passion for meaningful customer experiences, to her role at Dealer Teamwork. She has managed and coached teams both in media and automotive and is excited to be a part of the Client Services team as a Client Services Director. A native of Minnesota, she grew up in Braham MN, and then attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Jennifer loves being outdoors; enjoying running, biking, hiking and the MN parks. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, son, and their three dogs.
Brittany Bess is an Account Specialist at Dealer Teamwork. Passionate about customer service and meeting new people, Brittany worked in the hospitality industry for the past 4 years where she managed the front office at a busy, high-end hotel. Working in the hospitality industry taught her that giving people outstanding customer service is an incredibly satisfying role. Brittany is a Minnesota native – she graduated from Eden Prairie High School before moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she resided for 8 years. While she was there, she attended Georgia Military College, double majoring in psychology and sociology. Grateful for an amazing opportunity at Dealer Teamwork, Brittany looks forward to providing her clients with exceptional customer service.
Peter Boesen joined The Dealer Teamwork Leadership Group after recently completing a twenty-year success journey as Managing Partner of South Bay BMW and South Bay MINI in Hermosa Beach and Torrance, California. Peter's varied background began in Fargo, North Dakota around his Dad's Buick/Honda Dealership...to graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts...to The University of Minnesota...to completing the NADA General Dealership Management Academy...to being elected to the BMW National Dealer Forum for four years...to being elected to the BMW Sales Advertising Group for twelve years (concluding as Chairman)...to MINI Dealer Council for three years...to MINI Dealer Advertising Group for six years (concluding as Chairman). Leader is Peter's most acknowledged title!
There is no better adviser to lead you and your company to effective and efficient digital marketing that you will (first) understand and (second) utilize.
In his long history in the Auto Industry, Peter experienced just about every conceivable sales presentation regarding search engine digital marketing aimed at SEO/SEM optimization. Thus, he has developed an uncanny and unique talent in recognizing truthful transactional data that possesses customer relevance, which will maximize a dealerships budget and digital performance. Simply put, does your information convert?!
Peter lives in Redondo Beach, California with his Wife and best friend Stacy as they grow and develop their three cherished Children. He is a well-known mentor in child development (his passion in life, other than skiing deep powder on the slopes) and serves as a board member/consultant to many charitable organizations.
Mike is a marketing professional hailing from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and attended college in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His marketing industry experiences will raise the level of quality experiences our account management team delivers to our dealers and help improve their search marketing performance. He moved to the Twin Cities in 2015 and worked in the operations and marketing department for a media buying agency where he was very successful working with social media, paid search and content marketing strategies, while also guiding clients with additional activities such as blog content and creating sales documents. Mike loves learning new skills to improve his professional contributions and is always on the hunt for the next operational puzzle to solve so he can add more value. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, watching hockey and baseball, and adding to his growing vinyl record collection.
Beginning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the well known Lower Merion High School (Kobe Bryant) and continuing on to The University of Oklahoma, Mark Brodkin initiated a career in the Apparel and Automotive Industries featuring his highlighting aspects of motivational speaking and personal development guidance that saw Mark take his talents to Miami, Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles.
As Mark traveled the entire United States (3 million plus miles), either leading large extensive sales forces or being part owner of companies such as Cover Girl of Miami, Applause, Jonathan Logan's R&K Division, Stay Put/Front Street...later transitioning to Mercedes-Benz and BMW/MINI. (last 15 years)
Mark always was an integral part of huge volume increases accompanied by outstanding and measured personal growth resulting in unsurpassed customer loyalty in an atmosphere of remarkable minimization of consumer attrition. This translated into Brodkin's signature philosophy of significant business principles-- "People do not care what you know until they know you care."; Caring, Integrity, and Execution always lead you to profitable and ultimate success.
Mark lives in the South Bay area of Southern California with his Wife and Partner of 36 years, close to his three Children and four Grandchildren.
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.
Paul has spent the over a decade in sales in Real Estate. Before that, he had a broad professional background including working in the advertising business when Verizon Super Pages first came to the Minnesota market selling advertising space in the phone books and online. He also worked for GE Finance and Distribution as a field service representative inspecting inventory and collecting money owed by dealer clients across Arizona. It was his job to collect money that was past due and try to upsell the dealerships with whatever financing programs they had going on at the time. He also worked in the finance field as a loan officer for a couple years. He was additionally a co-owner of a restaurant while attending college which taught him a lot about inventory controls, cost management, HR issues with employees and much more! Paul describes himself as a simplistic guy that loves to joke around, when the timing is right of course! His friends would describe him as honest, optimistic, trustworthy and loyal with a sense of humor that can be corny at times. In his free time, Paul loves spending time with family (including his 12-week white lab), golfing, spending time at the cabin, boating and fishing.
Matt is a Sales Assistant with Dealer Teamwork. He comes from the retail side of the car business, holding various positions within every department over the past ten years. He brings his years of experience and passion of helping clients to Dealer Teamwork with the goal of building lasting relationships with clients and learning more about digital marketing every day. When he is not working, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and striving to become a grill master.
Alex is a Minnesota native born and raised in Waconia, Minnesota. He started his first company, Pacific Peach, in high school and grew to a presence recognized around the state. This was just his first step in his career. Alex's first love was running. Getting the opportunity to run at the University of Kentucky was an arduous but rewarding experience. After leaving university, he began buying and reselling liquidated inventory from online retailers with a mentor of his and running the largest aggregate MeetUp coalition in Minnesota. He is an assiduous and passionate individual who is obsessed with becoming the best version of himself while providing great service to humanity at large. He couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to work and learn from the great people at Dealer Teamwork! When it comes to free time, he not only enjoys “adrenaline junky” activities like skydiving, but also indulges in the calmer, evanescent moments, like sunsets.
Justin comes to Dealer Teamwork as a Lead Developer with 6 years of experience developing enterprise applications. His passion for software engineering stems from his studies in applied mathematics, and he has also diversified his area of experience from Quality and Automation, to Cloud Infrastructure, Mobile Application development and Computational Linguistics. Coming from a background in both QA and Development, Justin provides insight and guidance to building quality software solutions and is enthusiastic to be a part of the Dealer Teamwork family.
John Cunningham is Dealer Teamwork's Contract Manager. John's experiences span multiple decades and industries while providing us an incredible level of guidance as well. John comes to us most recently as the Data and Operations Manager at Visible Customer. He was previously a management trainer and a territory manager for 48 large automotive dealerships in MN and SD for Who's Calling, which was originally MRI LLC, and was sold to Who's Calling. John has been affiliated with the automotive business since 1962 and has worked for Stapleton family members since 1977. His successful career includes several management, director and VP-level positions in the advertising, data, and marketing industries, most of which were in New York City. The companies John has been involved with ranged from early-stage start-ups to mature stage organizations such as Reach-McLinton, Young and Rubicam and Bozell International. Several companies ultimately were either acquired or merged with other organizations. John was a Staff Sgt. in the United States Air Force Reserves and competed internationally for the USAF rifle and pistol teams. He has also spent many years as a guest lecturer speaking about his successful experiences in Marketing and Advertising at St. Thomas College in St Paul, MN. When John isn't working, he enjoys spending his time continuing to absorb as much information and news as possible and sharing it with a passion. He also unselfishly shares his time volunteering at various organizations: The Children's Home Society & Family Services of ST. Paul MN, the FCA (Families with Children from Asia) The YingHua Chinese Immersion Academy and the United Fund of New York, NY. John was born and raised in New York City, NY and now lives in Saint Paul, MN; he also has three grown children. He also has the proud distinction of being a two-time Clio Award Winner for his outstanding work in the Advertising and Marketing industry.
Ann joined Dealer Teamwork to be a leader and mentor to the Client Services team. Her guidance helps client facing employees heighten their relationships with the Dealers, and she empowers the Client Services team with knowledge so they can better relate and work with their clients. Before joining Dealer Teamwork, Ann was General Sales Manager for AutoNation Ford, previously Tousley Ford, of White Bear Lake. Ann was in this position since 2000, and in her time there, she held positions in the aftermarket, finance and sales departments. She has exclusive knowledge of Dealer's heightened interests in Digital Marketing, so she can represent the Dealer's voice here at Dealer Teamwork. With her impressive background, Ann maintains the vision and integrity of Dealer Teamwork, and her drive to help dealers successfully utilize the MPOP™ helps her be an advocate for the dealer perspective. Ann is an integral part of Dealer Teamwork's goal to put our clients needs first.
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.
Amanda is a recent graduate of Hamline University with degrees in International Business and Spanish. Her background in customer service and hospitality adds to Dealer Teamwork's ability to provide an exceptional experience for clients. She is excited to grow her career in digital marketing with Dealer Teamwork, and continue to learn new skills in an industry that's constantly evolving. In her free time, Amanda can be found exploring new coffee shops in Minneapolis or spending quality time with her 1-year-old cat Rio.
Joyce is a relationship-based professional that comes from an IT Staffing and Digital Marketing Sales background. She has focused the last 4 years of her experience in the automotive industry. Notably, she worked with the largest dealer group in the Twin Cities as an outside vendor but was later hired directly with the group as a Digital Marketing Manager. Her internal role provided a unique opportunity to assist in the development of a full-service Digital Marketing Team that supported the parent and individual dealerships. Joyce’s experience as a client manager and digital marketing consultant affords her a great opportunity to mix her passion for people and technology solutions. A St. Cloud State University alum, she has focused her education and experience on helping businesses communicate digital marketing strategies in order to execute, organize, and follow through on digital changes or needs. In quieter moments, you will find Joyce canoeing in the boundary waters, playing her guitar, or binge-watching documentaries. An avid traveler, she will be the first to volunteer for any adventure sport while maintaining a strict diet of non-fiction books and podcasts.
Tyler is the Contract Administrator for Dealer Teamwork. He is a proud alumni of the University of Montana earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with focuses in Management and Marketing. While Born in Florida, Tyler spent most of his life growing up in Bozeman Montana but is eager to explore his new home in Minnesota and see what the Twin Cities has to offer. When Tyler is not in the office he tries to spend as much time as he can on the golf course as he can. Being an avid amatuer and growing up in a golfing family he thoroughly enjoys playing new courses that test his abilities.
Mike is a recent college graduate from Iowa State University, where he studied advertising and business. Through internships and campus involvement, Mike was able to learn the ins and outs of traditional and digital media. While he was born in southern Indiana, he grew up in the Twin Cities and is excited to return home to work with Dealer Teamwork. Within his position, Mike is able to utilize his skills in project management, market research and digital marketing to help Dealer Teamwork grow and reach new audiences. In his free time, Mike enjoys exploring the Twin Cities, collecting and listening to vinyl records, cheering on all Minnesota sports teams (SKOL Vikings!) and spending time with family and friends. He also loves to learn and welcomes any opportunity in which he can do so.
Calleen comes to Dealer Teamwork with over 10 years experience in Project Management. Calleen comes highly regarded as a PM with Verizon and AT&T managing Site Acquisition and Regulatory/Compliance processes for cell tower construction. Calleen is highly skilled in working with tight deadlines, sorting conflicting priorities, motivating teams and making sense of complex processes. She he has a knack of working at a high level of professionalism while making you feel like family. She enjoys being involved with remodeling and home design in her off time as well as spending time with her two daughters, family and friends.
Megan is a Strategic Development Coordinator at Dealer Teamwork. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Normandale Community College and is studying Business Administration at Metropolitan State University. Megan has a background in customer service, office administration, and management. She enjoys helping others and brings her creativity, passion for learning, and can-do attitude to the team. In her free time, Megan loves spending time with family, working on DIY projects, being outdoors, live music, and exploring new places.
Matt Frost has the automotive industry permanently implanted into his DNA. After assisting hundreds of people purchase new vehicles at Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, he decided to join Dealer Teamwork as their BMW-OEM Account Executive and assist dealers in achieving their highest potential. With a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Northwestern, Matt has a passion for learning and is always looking for a new challenge. He thrives in competitive, fast-paced situations such as the car industry and loves to help dealers win! Matt was married in February, 2018 to his beautiful wife, Savannah and loves to spend time with her. When he is not at Dealer Teamwork, he enjoys American Ninja Warrior training, obstacle course racing, rock climbing, go kart racing, long-distance running, and pretty much anything competitive.
Jane comes to Dealer Teamwork as an experienced Account Manager with many Fortune 100 companies and has an extensive background in customer service training. In these roles, she has delivered outstanding results and looks forward to applying that to her customer base. In her last position, she successfully led her organization with the roll-out and administration of several SaaS platforms. Jane has a passion for focusing on customer success. Jane has 2 sons. In her free time, Jane and her husband enjoy cheering on their son's football and wrestling teams, being on the lake and taking in live music.
Collin is a Lead Generation Specialist at Dealer Teamwork. He comes to Dealer Teamwork from the industry of LED lighting sales and design. Collin hopes to build upon his 6 years of sales experience while helping Dealer Teamwork reach new goals and achievements in the industry. Collin attended St Cloud State University with a focus on business and finance. He is excited to join an incredible team of co-workers and drive Dealer Teamwork to new heights. Collin is a native of Minnesota and enjoys all the things Minnesota has to offer. This includes time on the lake, hiking, photography, watching hockey and snowboarding in the winter. He also enjoys riding and fixing motorcycles.
Evan is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth with degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Evan has worked in customer service for over 7 years and has completed two internships that have helped him become a marketing professional with incredible people skills. Evan has also started a non-profit and a small Limited Liability Company in the past two years. Evan comes to Dealer Teamwork with an extreme passion for helping clients use our products as efficiently and effectively as possible. He looks forward to growing his career at Dealer Teamwork and learning more about digital marketing. When Evan is not working, he is actively trying to grow his small business. In addition, he is an avid outdoorsman who loves camping, hiking, fishing, and anything else that requires the outdoors.
Joel began his career in the automotive industry over 10 years ago. Hired as Service Greeter for a large dealer group in Minneapolis, MN he worked his way through the dealership service department. From one position to another, he was able to gain experience wearing a variety of hats. Positions ranging from detailing cars to warranty administration and service advising. From there he became an Account Manager for a commercial property maintenance and landscape supply company. After three short years out of the car business, he was pulled back in when offered a sales opportunity with Audi Minneapolis and Audi St. Paul. His passion for cars has provided him with priceless tools across many landscapes. He comes to Dealer Teamwork as a tenured sales professional looking forward to meeting new people, gaining new knowledge and continuing to advance his career in the Automotive Industry. When he is not at work you can catch him being active with his family. He met his wife, Liza, when they were 13 years old in middle school. Their long history together has proven helpful in raising their two boys, Jude and Izaak or "Ike!". Aside from his passion for cars, he enjoys watching Jude ski competitively and play baseball. Joel and his family are passionate about their active lifestyle and love teaching their boys new things.
Sue comes to Dealer Teamwork after having spent nearly 40 years in the automotive industry, with both large manufacturer and dealership experience. She began her career in automotive at Ford Motor Company where she worked as a New Vehicle Merchandising Manager. After 5 years at Ford, Sue made the move to the dealership world by joining Tousley Ford where she held roles such as Merchandising Manager, Sales Manager, General Manager and Minority Owner. After the acquisition of Tousley Ford by AutoNation, Sue stayed on as General Manager of AutoNation Ford White Bear Lake where she remained for 20 years. During her time as General Manager of Ford White Bear Lake, Sue proved time and time again that she was suited for business operations and customer service. Her store was ranked #1 in overall dealer profits by Ford for five of the past 11 years. She has also been awarded AutoNation’s most prestigious Tim Pring Award. Additionally, she has received the One Ford Elite, Triple Crown Award and the President’s, among many others. With recognition throughout the industry, Sue Jacobson is perhaps one of the most decorated women in automotive history. From her time spent in dealerships, Sue has seen how digital marketing has transformed the automotive industry and what products like the MPOP™ can do to help car dealers engage customers and drive sales. This realization is what ultimately lead Sue to Dealer Teamwork.
Tom brings to Dealer Teamwork a lifelong passion for technology. As a kid in his Dad's home office, he spent hours learning all about the inner workings of MS-DOS. His curiosity about anything computer related continued to grow into a rewarding career as an IT professional. Tom has come to Dealer Teamwork with a strong background in systems engineering and is excited to put his experience to work with a cutting-edge technology organization. Outside of the office, Tom enjoys getting out on one of the local lakes for a wake surfing session, doing some gaming with his nephew or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen. His passport is never far out of reach, having travelled throughout Asia and Europe. Dealer Teamwork is a perfect place for Tom's enthusiasm to deliver cutting-edge technology solutions in an innovative, energetic and fun place to work.
Kayla is a Minnesota native who has been working as a marketing professional since she graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in Mass Communications. She has worked in both the automotive industry and the HVAC industry. This has afforded her the opportunity to learn about the unique marketing challenges that companies face from a B2B and a B2C perspective in both industries. In her time as a marketing professional, she has been involved in marketing administration, creative execution, project management, program development and much more. She is an avid problem solver and a strategic planner. These traits plus her marketing experience will help her excel as the Marketing Manager at Dealer Teamwork. Kayla is excited to join the Dealer Teamwork family so that she can help the company continue its rapid growth, which in turn will help Dealer Teamwork continue provide the highest quality products and services to its clients. In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with family and friends, binge reading a great book, trying new breweries or restaurants and working on crocheting or sewing projects.
My name is Emily Jorgenson. I came to Dealer Teamwork with a 10-year background in customer service. I graduated from Dakota County Technical College with a degree in Executive Administrative Assisting. I also got a scholarship to play soccer there. I'm excited to join the team at Dealer Teamwork because it's such a positive environment, and it's a new step into a great career path. I've also only heard great things about Dealer Teamwork and how it strives to make an amazing experience for its customers. I'm excited to use my skills to help Dealer Teamwork continue on the path of success. Outside of work I enjoy relaxing nights with friends and family, being on the lake, shopping, doing yoga, watching movies and playing with my dogs.
Josh is a System Engineer for Dealer Teamwork. He received his associates degree in networking through Minnesota School of Business. During the past 11 years he has worked for a technology company working on atms, printers, and computer hardware. He loves troubleshooting problems and helping others get their issues resolved. When Josh is not at work he enjoys camping and fishing. Josh has lived in Minnesota his whole life and cheers for all Minnesota Teams. He also enjoys going to rock concerts and hanging with family and friends.
Kerri comes to us with a vast amount of customer service and has worked for multiple large, successful corporations. Kerri loves helping her clients succeed and strives to be able to provide the absolute best experience for Dealer Teamwork's customers. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking or baking, and doing anything outdoors.
Tom Kenall is an Account Executive working with named accounts. He brings 18 years of automotive experience to Dealer Teamwork. Tom held several roles within dealerships before making the change to Indirect Lending in 2012. Tom has proven results of increasing revenue both in dealerships, and working as a partner with dealerships.
James Klaus' journey into the automotive industry wasn’t a conventional path. While selling office supplies, he entered a local Subaru, Audi, VW dealership and upsold the General Manager to a larger order and was offered a job on the spot. While he started on the sales floor, James showed that he was professional, strategically minded and had an attention for detail and quickly transitioned in the finance office. Over his 15-year career in retail automotive, James spent time at two dealer groups and held many positions including Salesperson, Desk Manager, Sales Manager, Internet Manager, Finance Manager and eCommerce Director. His final title in a dealership was simply “Helper” because as he stated, “My first job is to help remove any obstacles that get in the customers way of buying or servicing a car. My second job is to help remove any obstacles that get in the way of the staff being able to sell or service a car.” James loves the auto industry and in late 2016 he joined Dealer Teamwork to continue help serving dealers. “I love to educate dealers on the best sales, service and marketing practices. Dealer Teamwork gives me that opportunity every day.” James is also a dedicated family man with an amazing wife and two daughters. When he’s not helping dealers, you can find James at a Detroit sporting event, on the golf course, or spending time with his family in Montana.
Nate's previous position for the past 14 plus years was sales at Luther Infiniti of Bloomington. Nate was born and raised in MN, and now resides in Waconia. He is married, and has two boys ages 9 and 5. Nate's free time consists of kid activities, golf, boating, and relaxing at home.
Big Tom LaPointe is a National Sales Executive for Dealer Teamwork, and brings with him an extensive background in both technology and the auto industry. A high-energy industry professional who began his digital career building websites at Johns Hopkins University in the 90’s, he spent more than a dozen years in retail, filling various management positions, co-owned an exotic car brokerage, and is the author of the book, "Modern Sport Cars". As co-host of the weekly DealerRefresh webinar series, "Refresh Friday", he is constantly on the pulse of the industry, and especially digital marketing. He joins Dealer Teamwork after five years at CarChat24, where his last role was V.P. of Business Development. Tom is a military veteran and has an MBA in Marketing. His diverse experience includes marketing and publicity work as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as academia. His dynamic personality and successful retail career make him uniquely qualified to help dealer staff understand the potential of digital marketing tools. An accomplished magazine photographer and writer, Tom is also a contributor in two “Chicken Soup for the Soul” editions. Raised in Michigan and Nevada, he currently resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, where he continues to help his young adult son, Kyle, learn to cope with high-functioning autism and prepare for an independent life on his own. They routinely work as a team providing sound equipment and support to charity events like Autism Walks and Toys for Tots.
Bret's background consists of over 15 years of sales and account management experience. Most of that time was in online advertising. He spent the last 3 years in the automotive market working with dealerships across the country to market their inventory through video. Bret attended North Dakota State University and grew up the Twin Cities. In his personal time, Bret enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. He likes road trips and staying active. Bret also enjoys playing hockey and ping pong. He hopes to someday drive the entire pacific coastline from Portland, Oregon to San Diego.
Jessica has over 14 years of experience in the Automotive industry. After finishing College at Bellevue University, she started her career by ramping up two Business Development Centers. The first being at a Ford store and the second at a Dealer Group for Mercedes-Benz/Porsche/Audi/Volvo. After doing that for a few years, she started to see the potential in automotive digital marketing. It was just starting to take off and she wanted to be a part of the journey. She then found herself working for a highly successful automotive website development company. While there she specialized in product launches, brand, marketing communications and performance marketing. She has worked with high level accounts in assuring a smooth roll out across all rooftops, when it came to website and SEM product launches. Jessica is a strategic and creative thinker with a strong commitment to excellence. She strongly believes in a continuous learning process and being highly customer obsessed. Her background in marketing has given her valuable insights in building brand equity and delivering tangible results. She believes that Dealer Teamwork has given her the opportunity to continue her passion in helping dealerships succeed in their digital marketing efforts. In her free time, you can find Jessica either walking to the park with her family, running in a 5k/10k race or swimming. She is based in Texas, so in the height of the summer you can rule out the first two and just find them all in the pool! Her and her husband are part of a Dinner Club which allows them to join friends once a month in experiencing new restaurants across the DFW area. When she wants a to slow down, you can find her at home watching any TV show that has Gordon Ramsey in it.
Ken brings 12 years of automotive experience to Dealer Teamwork, initially partnering with Sean and Kate at IMS, then Who’s Calling (Reynolds and Reynolds). Ken has a successful career assisting auto dealers grow their sales and service revenue. With Who’s Calling, Ken managed over 100 Dealerships in the upper Midwest, leading the company with an annual customer retention at 94% compared with a 48% company average. Ken has built strong relationships with large dealer groups, assisting them with training, customer retention, and strategic market planning. With Autoloop, Ken supported 42 Subaru Dealerships in the Midwest from Salina, KS, Joplin, MO, Green Bay, WI and all points in between, providing hands on, face to face support. He led the company in direct mail incentive billings, resulting in 25% response rate. Ken proudly calls himself a “swim dad”, with two daughters, Nicollette and Sophia, competing at a very high level in the region. Ken’s spouse, Suellen, has a very successful career in Marketing and Design. Suellen provides valuable direction to Ken and the girls, keeping their house in order. Ken is active with his family’s church and school as part of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Men’s Club and represents Notre Dame Academy as a member of the Glen Lake Business Owner’s association. Ken has the distinction of being the guy “who knows everyone.” Ken is excited to be back with his original Automotive family at Dealer Teamwork.
Josh Malone works hard to extend his knowledge base as a silent strategist who listens well and plans thoroughly. Josh has been in the marketing/advertising industry for six years. His experiences in print & video media Josh quickly evolved to the digital side of marketing. Josh found his true marketing path and focused on mastering Search Engine Optimization, User Experience and Search Engine Marketing. Josh began his marketing career working in event marketing, digital advertising, video and print media. His early advertising work was displayed in historical Fenway Park, the iconic Gillette Stadium, and The Boston Garden. His first marketing opportunities within automotive began in early 2013 as a marketing manager for a large automotive group in Boston, MA. The marketing team helped boost the dealerships to their best months on record and launched 12 new websites, including an impressive parts e-commerce site that quickly generated over $200,000/month in monthly recurring revenue. With his sole proprietorship, Forge Ahead Digital, Josh helped many small businesses launch their websites and build their marketing plans. Josh then began working full time with DealerTeamwork LLC on their MPOP™ product and dealership marketing efforts.
Tom McGlennen has a passion for working with technology and delivering great results to his customers. He has a wide array of experience working with customers and driving sales while executing company initiatives. Tom has most recently been a freelance web developer for many clients focusing on delivering a great customer experience while executing on their requirements. Tom spent five years developing his ability to manage time, people, and resources as an Executive Team Lead for Target Corp. He had a multitude of diverse experiences ranging from executing a complete store remodel to onboarding several peers to growing department sales by over twenty percent. He loves to work with his teams and drive great results while maintaining a fun environment. Tom earned a double major in mathematics and history from Marquette University. He currently lives in Minnetonka with his wife and puppy in their new home.
Kyle McKinzie plays an integral role at Dealer Teamwork as a Sales Executive. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs with a father who owns a car dealership in Northern MN. Kyle spent most his time growing up at his family's dealership learning different roles and responsibilities within every department and has never questioned his passion for the automotive industry. He continuously learns more about digital marketing, the automotive industry and strives to deliver exceptional service to Dealer Teamwork clients as a Sales Executive. When Kyle isn't working, he spends his time carving up the ice playing hockey.
Brandy Meyer comes to Dealer Teamwork as a billing specialist after her several years of experience in the retail and accounting world. She recently worked as the Parish Administrator and Treasurer for East Union Lutheran Church and was the owner of Sweet Repeats, a consignment clothing store. Brandy moved from Texas to Minnesota in 2004 and now resides in Carver with her husband and three boys. Brandy enjoys camping with family and friends, reading, scrapbooking and baking.
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.
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.
Amanda graduated with a degree in accounting from Winona State University in 2015. She started her career in accounting her last semester in college as an audit intern for a large accounting firm. She returned full time to the firm in the Fall of 2015 where she worked until coming to Dealer Teamwork. Amanda is a certified public accountant in the state of Minnesota. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog, friends, and family
I came to Dealer Teamwork with two years of retail customer service and sales experience. I’m excited to get to learn from all the great people here. I’m also looking forward to be a part of their great culture. I love watching customers leave with a satisfied experience. While I work, I also attend Kaplan University full-time and I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree in marketing. Outside of work, I love doing anything outdoorsy, but my two favorite things to do are fishing and kayaking. I also love watching all Minnesota sports teams.
Kathy is a seasoned Account Payable/Receivable veteran! Her experience is vast, from having run Accounts Teams of 15 + people with over 10,000 invoices a month to handling companies with over a billion dollars in revenue. She is perfectly positioned to help Dealer Teamwork grow and scale! Kathy is known for her spunky, can-do attitude and drive to get it done! Most recently in Houston, TX, Kathy has moved home (back to MN) to be closer to family!
Teagan is a recent graduate of Prime Digital Academy, where he began to acquire his skills as a developer. It was a relatively intense learning experience, but not something that Teagan would ever change given the option. Prior to jumping into the world of development he worked in the mortgage reviewing documents and policies, as well as providing systems training for new procedures. On days that Teagan is not picking up a shift working as a part time wedding server, he enjoys being outside, doing yard work or playing with his dog.
Kevin Olson is a Search Manager with Dealer Teamwork. Kevin has an extensive digital automotive background stemming from his 10 year tenure at CDK Global. Kevin started with CDK as a SEO specialist, moved up to SEM specialist and ended his career on the implementation team fulfilling all product offerings of the company. He has vast experience working with every OEM and large and small dealers across the country, so he is eager to tackle any project we throw his way. Kevin is one of our home shored employees based out of Seattle, Washington and will be responsible for supporting our large dealer group team. Kevin is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan and is known amongst friends as 'K.O.' In his free time he enjoys boating, golfing, cooking, camping, beer & wine tasting and fishing.
Alexandra Patty joined Dealer Teamwork as Director of Marketing after five years at a local dealer group in the Twin Cities. Prior to her role in marketing, Alex spent over 12 years on the advertising sales side of the business, selling traditional and digital mediums for both automotive and retail businesses. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Alex has a passion for continuing education and advanced knowledge in her line of work. She recently graduated from the NADA Academy in 2016, and served as Chairwoman for one of the few specialized NADA Internet 20 Groups. Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Alex resides in southwest Minneapolis and enjoys anything outdoors. She has a love for family, friends, animals, travel, and music. Alex is honored to be a part of helping customers grow their business with the innovative and progressive crew at Dealer Teamwork.
Michaela recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a degree in marketing. Michaela’s passion for marketing stems from her involvement in a variety of student organizations, as well as her internship experiences working for a Scandinavian home goods and accessory shop, a multi-brand e-commerce company, and a commercial furniture dealership. She developed skills in marketing communications, marketing analytics, digital marketing, and content creation. She also had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in England where she traveled to 11 different countries. Michaela is excited to bring her love of marketing to Dealer Teamwork’s collaborative environment and learn more about how search engine marketing is transforming the automotive industry. In her free time, Michaela loves spending time outside running, rollerblading, and hiking. She also enjoys developing her self-taught graphic design skills and staying up to date on the latest furniture and interior design trends.
Christine is a developer at Dealer Teamwork. She is a recent graduate of Prime Digital Academy, an intensive full stack web development program. She has a background in the arts and received her Masters Degree of Fine Arts from the Werkplaats Typografie located in the Netherlands. Upon completion of her degree she worked as a Graphic Designer and Production Assistant for Carl Fischer Classical Music Publishers in New York City. Christine leverages her creative mind to solve complex logical issues when developing software. She loves diving into technical challenges and collaboratively building refined solutions.
Atticus is a recent graduate from Prime Digital Academy's full-stack software development program. He is a passionate coder, a collaborative problem-solver, and he's excited to join the team here at Dealer Teamwork. In a previous life Atticus was a musician, recording engineer, server, and bartender. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing and recording music, cooking, and trying new bars and restaurants.
Alex is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. He graduated from Eau-Claire in the Spring of 2017 with a major in marketing. While in school, he took classes on a wide variety of topics to broaden his understanding of various aspects of business. Alex hopes to help grow the Dealer Teamwork network to achieve success in the automotive industry. He has held several previous positions all people and service oriented. These prior jobs have helped him gain experience in working with people and developing a team. Alex wants to bring these skills to Dealer Teamwork and help them grow towards the future. He is a Minnesota native and enjoys the awesome scenery the state has to offer. Alex also enjoys watching movies and listening to music. One day he hopes to travel and see the natural landmarks the world has to offer.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Bethel University, Amy found her calling in technology and has recently graduated from Prime Digital Academy’s full stack development program. Amy is a dedicated lifelong learner that is excited to utilize her creativity and problem-solving skills as part of Dealer Teamwork’s collaborative team. In her free time, Amy loves to be involved in sports. After growing up playing soccer for 12 years, she now assistant coaches two youth soccer teams. She also loves playing tennis with her family, watching hockey (Minnesota Wild fan), and spending time at the lake (boating/water sports).
Kaitlyn comes to Dealer Teamwork with several years of customer service experience. Her customer service began in hospitality, managing the front desk. She also has experience in retail, being a freelance licensed cosmetologist having graduated from Toni & Guy Academy Hairdressing Academy. Kaitlyn is a Southern California native. In her free time, she loves making people feel great about themselves by styling hair and applying makeup. She also loves spending time with family and exploring her new home, Minnesota.
Michael is a Financial Analyst for Dealer Teamwork. After interning at Dealer Teamwork for a summer, he was committed to the importance and potential of the company. Michael received a degree in finance at the University of San Diego and comes to Dealer Teamwork with a limitless hunger for knowledge. He strives to evolve his skills in daily work flow and financial operations. In his leisure time, Michael enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, watching ball games and especially trying to score a low round on the local golf course.
Nathalie Rodriguez comes to Dealer Teamwork with over 11 years automotive industry experience. With undeniable devotion and dedication to all of her clients, she strives to provide a memorable experience and VIP customer service. She worked her way up the ladder starting as a Fleet Assistant, then Fleet Manager and eventually Inventory Manager. She has proven her ability to handle large accounts with exceptional customer service and satisfaction. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and hitting up local hot spots and concerts. She also likes going to sporting venues and racing track cars.
Randy is continuing his over 22-years in the automotive industry with Dealer Teamwork. He has worked for both OEMs (Toyota and Nissan) and client side of the business. With experience across the automotive landscape, including pricing, incentives, interactive marketing and business development roles, Randy has developed a unique perspective across the automotive landscape. As a trusted advisor with a passion for enhancing the customer experience, Randy developed marketing strategies that build awareness and drive sales. Randy is looking forward to bringing his experience and expertise to the DEALER world as well as working with OEMs to coordinate their desired mutual results. Randy earned his BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University and his MBA from the University of Arizona (so get ready to Bear Down). He lives in Frisco, Texas with his Wife, two teenage Children and his loyal dog (key word being loyal).
My name is Franz Tadych and I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with degrees in Journalism and English. I am a Wisconsin native and have now lived in Minnesota for 5 years. I come to Dealer Teamwork with a wide array of experience in regards to the communication field. I interned as a Public Relations Assistant for the Natural Resource Research Institute where I simplified scientific material for the general public to better understand. Most recently, I entered the automotive industry as a customer service representative in assisting customers set up appointments, check recalls, an answering warranty related questions. I am beyond excited to be on such a progressive and forward-thinking team where I am able to apply my skills and put my creativity to use. Working on Strategic Development, it allows me to problem solve everyday and adapt to the constantly changing automotive industry where digital marketing proves to be an essential tool. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, and wading trout streams.
Ellie is an Account Manager Team Lead at Dealer Teamwork. Her background includes Automotive, Training, Finance, and Sales! Ellie graduated Metropolitan State University with both Organizational Communication and Training & Adult Development, giving her a unique view on how to provide the best customer service while helping her clients learn more in the process. She enjoys helping customers understand the products they've purchased and making sure they maximize the benefits available as well. When Ellie is not at Dealer Teamwork helping our dealer clients improve their performance, she is baking, hanging out with her husband and friends, or exploring new restaurants in Minneapolis!
Brian is the National Sales Manager at Dealer Teamwork. He has been in marketing and advertising industries since graduating with a degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University. With over 15 years of marketing experience, Brian has always been drawn to and focused on the digital landscape. He is constantly striving to provide his clients the most efficient strategies to improve their overall results. Brian comes to Dealer Teamwork with a diverse automotive background as well. He came to Dealer Teamwork after working at Pandora Media where his focus was working primarily with local automotive clients including some of the biggest dealer groups in Minnesota. Brian has also worked in marketing for a large automotive group in the Twin Cities and helped launch new markets across the U.S. for a prominent 3rd party auto provider. Brian is a true Minnesotan and enjoys each of Minnesota's seasons: Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Baseball. When Brian is not watching a game, you can find him on the golf course, spending time with his family and friends, or working to make his yard the best on the block.
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.
Hope Wanzek comes to Dealer Teamwork with over 15 years of executive management, office management, and operations experience. As the Director of Operations, she manages the daily accounting and all client billing activity.
Most recently, Hope was the executive manager of operations for a very successful dental clinic in Woodbury MN.
She is looking forward to applying her years of executive management experience, operations and small and emerging companies process building to the DealerTeamwork family. Hope resides in Excelsior, MN with her husband. She also has a son currently serving in the US Army.
Prior to joining Dealer Teamwork as a Developer, Ed spent several years working in retail operations, sales, and accounting. He brings a passion for helping clients achieve goals as well as an understanding of complex systems behind providing a quality customer experience across multiple platforms. When he’s not programming, Ed enjoys learning about new technologies, attending concerts, spending time with family & friends, as well as visiting craft breweries.
Luke comes to Dealer Teamwork after contributing to the growth and success of four different organizations over the past 17 years, with a majority of it in distribution and manufacturing. He has a diverse background ranging from customer service management to inside and outside sales. You will find him to be well-spoken, energetic, confident, personable, and the type of person that is great at creating and fostering relationships. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family (including his wife and 3.5 year old twin boys) and doing anything outside. He enjoys the intricacies of the game of baseball and smoking meats in his backyard. One of his goals is to explore each of the Minnesota State Parks with his sons and obtain the corresponding patches for them at each park.