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Our Team

Meet the incredible people who play an integral role in delivering the most advanced and effective technology solutions in the automotive industry.

 

Lori Wittman

Lori Wittman
Senior Vice President and General Manager

Lori Wittman is Senior Vice President of Dealer Software Solutions at Cox Automotive.  In her role Wittman manages VinSolutions, Dealer.com, and Xtime teams.  She oversees all aspects of business performance for these businesses based in Kansas City, Burlington and Redwood City, respectively.

 

Wittman has a long track record of driving business results. Prior to joining Cox Automotive in 2013 as VP of VinSolutions Operations, Lori worked for over 10 years leading large technology projects for Accenture.  In addition to her role as Accenture Associate Partner, she also previously held the following positions:  Vice President and GM for Rockwell Transportation (a division of Freightquote.com), Vice President of Service Delivery for Freightquote.com and Sr. Director of Field Technology at H&R Block.

 

Wittman holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas. In 2015 Wittman was recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, a prestigious list compiled every five years to recognize top female executives at automakers, suppliers and dealerships nationwide.  In 2016, she was also recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a “Women Who Mean Business” honoree.

James Maynard

James Maynard
Senior Vice President, Product

James Maynard joined Cox Automotive in 2013 as Vice President of Technology for VinSolutions. A highly versatile leader, today James leads product teams for Dealer.com, VinSolutions and Xtime. James brings strong expertise in the introduction and operation of advanced technologies to meet business, competitive and customer objectives.

Prior to joining Cox Automotive, James served as Vice President / Account Group Executive for Avanade for over five years. He also spent two years operating as Vice President of Information Technology at Accutype, a medical services company, and prior to that served as Director of Technical Planning and Security at H&R Block. James earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.
Chase Abbott

Chase Abbott
Vice President, Sales

Chase Abbott is Vice President of Sales at Dealer.com and VinSolutions, where he is responsible for leading and managing the sales team and its efforts. Chase joined VinSolutions in 2008 as a Regional Sales Manager over the Southeastern U.S. In 2011, he was promoted to Director of Sales over the East Coast, followed up by promotions to Senior Director of Sales leading the Inside Sales teams. Chase has served as Vice President of Sales since 2016.

Chase brings strong leadership qualities combined with a tenacious desire to build efficiency, process and culture within the VinSolutions sales teams.

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, he attended Maple Woods College and then spent seven years with an automotive group while holding multiple titles from Internet Director to Finance Director, and GSM.
 

 

Heather Guerry

Heather Guerry
Associate Vice President, Client Onboarding

Heather Guerry joined VinSolutions in 2017 as Associate Vice President of Operations. She focuses on increasing client success by maximizing the functionality of VinSolutions’ Connect platform for new clients. She leads the team that introduces new clients to Connect, and oversees the onboarding program, which incorporates clients’ existing business processes and sets up additional processes that are flexible to clients’ needs. Heather and her team convert clients' data from their prior CRM and DMS, and they provide world-class training to make each client’s transition a seamless and pleasant experience.

Prior to joining VinSolutions and Cox Automotive, Heather spent 12 years at Freightquote, a division of C.H. Robinson, as Executive Director of Strategic Projects. She also held various leadership roles within IT, Operations and Pricing teams. Heather holds a master’s degree in business from Baker University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Kansas.
Sam Passer

Sam Passer
Associate Vice President, Operations

As Associate Vice President of Operations, Sam Passer leads the technical support, business readiness, and data analytics teams as well as supporting key strategic priorities across VinSolutions and Xtime to deliver world class services to clients.
 
Since joining VinSolutions in 2014, Sam has leveraged technology and operations experience to produce a highly efficient organization that delivers quality results for VinSolutions’ clients.
 
Prior to joining VinSolutions, Sam served as Vice President of Program Services at Community America Credit Union for four years, and he spent 12 years in a variety of leadership roles at H&R Block and Accenture. Sam graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Drake University.
Ken Wiebke

Ken Wiebke
Associate Vice President, Software Engineering

Ken Wiebke brings VinSolutions agile development and architectural experience, along with experience providing guidance on best practices and ensuring quality and consistency for development teams. Ken is particularly experienced in architecting larger scale distributed computing systems involving complex integration and transaction management scenarios.

Before joining VinSolutions in 2014, Ken served as Director of Technology at Ascend Learning, and he previously held positions of Director of Application Development & Agile Products and Director of Technology at H&R Block. Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry University.
Sean Garrett

Sean Garrett
Senior Director, Finance.

Sean Garrett is Senior Director of Finance for Dealer.com, VinSolutions, and Xtime.  He oversees all the company’s financial activities including accounting, finance, forecasting, pricing and decision support. Sean brings cross-industry experience to VinSolutions, with particular success in partnering with operational leaders to deliver exceptional results.

In addition to his role at VinSolutions, Sean has also assumed finance leadership of the newly formed Sales and F&I Solutions team at Cox Automotive.

Prior to joining VinSolutions in 2015, Sean spent 14 years at Sprint Corporation, where he served as Business Unit CFO for several of Sprint’s operating divisions. Prior to joining Sprint, Sean held several key finance leadership roles at Raytheon Company.

Sean graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Additionally, he has an MBA from Wichita State University and has completed the Duke Executive Leadership Program.
Mark Vickery

Mark Vickery
Senior Director, Performance Management

Mark joined VinSolutions in 2013 as Director of Performance Management, after serving as one of the early Performance Managers at sister company vAuto. Charged with implementing a true account management department, Mark has grown VinSolutions’ Performance Management department from approximately 30 people to more than 50 in the last two years. Mark brings a strong background in the retail car business with a focus on customer retention and leading and establishing teams.
 
Prior to vAuto, Mark spent a lifetime in the car business in one form or another. Previous roles have taken him from sales manager and director of marketing in the retail car business, to National Sales Manager at Starcraft Automotive and one of the first District Sales Managers at AutoTrader.com. Mark attended the University of Missouri.

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