Board of Directors
Hal Logan is the CEO of BuyBook Technologies. Before joining BuyBook Technologies, Hal served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Industry Relations for Manheim, Inc., the world's leading provider of automotive remarketing services. Hal's earlier positions at Manheim included President and CEO of Manheim Interactive, and Senior Vice President of Marketing. Before joining Manheim, Hal managed Third Set Partners, a consulting company. Hal began his career in 1973 as a reporter with the Washington Post. In the following years, he helped launch Dow Jones and Company's online service for investors, held various executive-level positions at Pacific Bell Directory, and was President and CEO of Vicinity Corporation, an Internet company that provided Yellow Pages, mapping and driving direction services. Hal holds a BA degree in Economics from Harvard University and a Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in strategy and finance from Stanford University.
Greg McGivney is General Manager and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Cars.com. He maintains responsibility for a number of areas critical to Cars.com's success, which include defining the strategy of the organization, leading business development efforts, maintaining partnerships and alliances, and exploring new revenue opportunities. McGivney also manages Cars.com's Santa Monica office. McGivney joined Cars.com in 2003 after leaving his role as chief operating officer of By-Products Interactive, a $50 million agriculture brokerage and publishing company. Prior to his role with By-Products, McGivney also led teams as a manager in the strategy consulting practice with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and also held strategy and corporate finance positions at Waste Management. McGivney is a graduate of Marquette University and received his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Andrew Seligson is a portfolio manager at Passport Capital, a San Francisco based, global investment firm. At Passport, Andrew co-manages the firm’s technology investments and has been investing in Internet companies since 2001. Prior to Passport, Andrew spent four years in the Strategic Planning Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He has a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Art Shaw serves as the CEO at RepairPal guiding its strategy and operations. Shaw was an early pioneer in transforming businesses by bringing them onto the Internet. After coming to the West Coast to go to Stanford Business School, Shaw spent several years at McKinsey and left to launch and run the Strategic Planning Group at Charles Schwab. Shaw changed roles at Schwab in 1995 to help launch www.schwab.com which defined financial services online and grew to a $1 billion business. Since that time, Shaw has amassed considerable experience running online businesses. He ran myCFO and sold it to Harris Bank after achieving the #1 rating from Bloomberg Wealth Manager for two consecutive years. Thereafter, Shaw was CEO of Connexus, an online advertising company that helped companies reach their target audiences through display, search and social. Art holds a BA, magna cum laude, in Mathematical Economics from Brown University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Stanford University. He was also selected as a Henry R. Luce Scholar and spent a year in Thailand working on Public Policy.
Michael Smith is an Executive Director of Corporate Development at USAA. USAA provides a full range of highly competitive financial products and services to the military community and their families. Prior to USAA Michael was a Director at Huron Consulting Group, advising clients on corporate strategy and valuation matters. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as a consultant for Deloitte and for Price Waterhouse helping clients successfully optimize costs. Michael earned a BBA at The University of Texas at Austin and his MBA at London Business School.
Alex Vetter is Senior Vice President of Sales for Cars.com. As one of the original members of the Cars.com team, he has helped steer the company's growth strategy from concept into a multi-faceted sales and distribution model that spans all aspects of internet marketing, including local, mobile and social media. Through Vetter's leadership, Cars.com has grown to over 900 employees and 500 sales executives that serve every local market in the United States. He has operated in nearly every capacity at Cars.com, spanning product development, customer service, training, operations and currently oversees all revenue generating activities for the local online retailer. Through his work, Alex has helped establish a vibrant local marketplace for cars, enabling e-commerce activities with over 18,000 retailers who connect with site users on a daily basis. Vetter received his bachelor's degree from Providence College. In 2007, Vetter was named one of the 40 under 40 executives by Crain's Chicago business.
Dave Whorton has served on the board of directors of RepairPal since 2009 and chairman since April 2011. In addition, Dave is the founder and managing partner of Tugboat Ventures. Prior to Tugboat, Dave was founding CEO of Good Technology (acquired by Motorola), co-founder of Drugstore.com (sold to Walgreens after public) and president of Optical Engineering, Inc, a manufacturer of industrial CO2 lasers. Dave also worked at Netscape, Hewlett Packard and Bain & Company. On the investment side, Dave was a managing director at TPG Ventures and associate partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Investments prior to RepairPal include Blue Nile (NILE), Cranium (sold to Hasbro), richrelevance and SuccessFactors (SFSF). Dave also worked closely with Amazon, Autotrader, E.piphany and Google in their early days. Dave is a founding non-profit board member of Charter Cities and Newschools Venture Fund.
Roy Williamson is Managing Director of Castrol innoVentures, the innovation and investment arm of BP's lubricants business, Castrol. He runs the corporate venture portfolio for Castrol and leads a portfolio of innovations through collaboration with other corporates, incubation of start-up ideas and M&A. Prior to founding innoVentures, Roy was Global Head of Marketing for the passenger car and motorcycle portfolio of Castrol, a business which has shown extraordinary growth over the past 4 years. He joined BP in 2002 as Marketing Director for Castrol’s European Region. A honours graduate in Business from Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh, Roy completed his CMA finance qualification during his graduate traineeship at Unilever. During his subsequent 17 years at the firm he focussed on brand marketing and held key leadership positions in a diverse range of geographies in categories as diverse as haircare, laundry and tea. Amongst other positions he was Marketing Director and Business Development Director for Unilever International in the UK and Vice Chairman of Unilever Ghana.