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Meet RepairPal's Leadership Team

Art Shaw
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Art Shaw is CEO at RepairPal. After going to Stanford Business School, Shaw worked at McKinsey and then left to run Strategic Planning 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. He then ran myCFO and sold it to Harris Bank after achieving the #1 rating from Bloomberg Wealth Manager. Thereafter, Shaw was CEO of Connexus, an online advertising company targeting audiences through display, search and social. He served as Executive Chairman of Tunecore (sold to Believe Digital) and is currently Lead Director of Insikt.  

Art holds a BA, magna cum laude, in Mathematical Economics from Brown University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was also selected as a Henry R. Luce Scholar and spent a year in Thailand working on Public Policy.

Jennifer Steeves-Kiss
Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Jennifer has spent her career leading consumer products marketing and brand management teams building premium brands and leading innovation. She is passionate about creating digital products and tools. Most recently, she was the Global Chief Marketing Officer at the Shaklee Corporation. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Schiff Nutrition. Prior, Jennifer spent 17 years at Procter & Gamble Inc in a variety of brand management roles. She is happy to lead the product and marketing teams at RepairPal.

Bret Bodas
Vice President, Automotive Group

Bret directs the team of automotive technicians, data analysts, writers, and editorial staff at RepairPal. Prior to RepairPal, he worked for over eighteen years as a professional automotive technician, lead technician, and shop foreman. Working for Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Saab, and Porsche dealerships, he has won awards for his customer service and technical expertise. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician.

Kathleen Long
Vice President/General Manager, Shop Network

Over the course of her career, Kathleen Long has provided thousands of practical solutions to small and medium-sized businesses to help them grow and thrive. From 2010–2014, Kathleen was VP of Customers at Bill.com. Prior to that, Kathleen worked at Intuit and PayCycle, helping to grow and develop what ultimately became the largest online payroll service in the US. In each case, Kathleen built and developed world-class, award-winning sales, success and support teams, experiences and strategies. Kathleen delights equally in mentoring and developing employees and has enjoyed watching many achieve great success.

Kathleen has a degree in General Studies and Philosophy from the University of Nevada Reno.

Steve Moretti
Vice President/General Manager, Business Development

As a veteran of the online automotive industry, Steve oversees the business development and strategic partnerships of RepairPal. He has over 15 years of experience in driving growth via start-up/disruptive environments, strategic planning, business development, marketing, product development, infrastructure, and operations. Steve’s career includes leading departments and initiatives for some of the most recognized brands in the country; including Chase, Capital One, DMV.org, and Kelley Blue Book. Along with his executive-level positions over the years, Steve is the Founder of Condurre Inc., a publisher of consumer websites including FinanceSource.com; and he has been an independent advisor and consultant to numerous companies. Most recently, Steve worked directly with the founders of TrueCar.com for over 5 years, helping the company grow to become one of the most successful businesses within the automotive industry by going public and reaching a valuation of over $1.5 billion dollars.

In addition to his role at RepairPal, Steve is the Founder & Executive Director of the Automotive Executives Association.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Operations and minor in Economics; and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Delaware.

Jill Trotta
Senior Director of Sales and Industry Advocacy

Jill Trotta is an ASE Certified Technician with over 25 years of experience in the automotive field. She started out as a technician in the early 1990s and has worked her way through many areas of the industry, including as a service advisor, service manager, parts director, and shop owner.

Jill has been a key member of RepairPal’s Automotive Group since 2013. She is one of the original architects of RepairPal’s Certification process, which identifies the most technically qualified and customer-focused automotive repair shops in the country. Most recently, she has been in charge of continuous process improvement, dramatically reducing the time to certification for qualified shops.

In 2014, Jill was awarded the Kukui Humanitarian of the Year Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Auto Care Woman of Excellence by the Women in Auto Care Association.

 

Board of Directors

Hal Logan

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

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 the 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

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.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is Assistant Vice President 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 from London Business School.

Alex Vetter

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

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.