Meet the Team – Behind the Scenes

Our corporate folks work hard to keep the lights on so our in-store teams can focus on providing the best customer service experience possible. If you’d like to contact or learn more about our corporate team members, check out the profiles below!

Michael Bor

First car: 1986 Nissan Stanza Wagon (a hand-me-down – the first minivan made with sliding doors on both sides!) practical for the family.

Manual or automatic: Manual (no paddles, old school).

Car that embodies my personality and why: Any Audi. Sporty and 4-wheel drive.

Dream car: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (you can’t argue with 1,000+ horsepower, but the $2.5 million price tag is a slight obstacle).

Favorite car personality: Jeremy Clarkson (UK Top Gear).

Before CarLotz: Investment Banker with Harris Williams & Co., specializing in automotive and transportation sectors.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: I love a concept where everyone wins. Both our Sellers and Buyers come out on top when they use CarLotz versus traditional dealers or doing it themselves. If you want a hassle-free transaction, but you don’t want to sacrifice value, we’re the answer!

Outside of CarLotz: A fantastic and supportive wife and three hilarious little boys…the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Aaron Montgomery

First car: 1987 Grand Am ($500).

Manual or automatic: Depends. I like shifting, but not in traffic, and never without Bluetooth.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Maserati Quattroporte. Classy and refined, but still down for whatever.

Dream car: Bentley Continental GT Coupe (only 2 seats, one for me, one for Bollywood superstar Nimisha Parikh).

Favorite car personality: Lee Iacocca, I read his book when I was 12. Changed my life!

Before CarLotz: I started selling cars when I was 17 years old, and worked with some of the best dealers in the country. I also got some cool corporate experience along the way, but I owe a huge thanks to the car guys who gave me a shot!

Favorite thing about CarLotz: Changing the used car game and being a pioneer in the business that I love!

Outside of CarLotz: Spending time with my wife, reading random trivia, and watching 90s sitcoms.

Will Boland

First car: 1979 gold Lincoln Continental with yellow leather interior, shag carpets, and an 8-track player.

Manual or automatic: I am embarrassed to admit this since I am in the car business, but prior to CarLotz I had not learned to drive stick.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Jeep Grand Cherokee…low key and dependable but with a love for adventure.

Dream car: As a child of the 80s, I first fell in love with the Ferrari Testarossa as a Micro Machine, and it’s still a personal favorite.

Favorite car personality: Joe Gibbs – a great coach and NASCAR owner who I admire for his humility and work ethic.

Before CarLotz: Advising and investing in consumer oriented businesses and helping operate and grow a financial technology company.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: I love helping people and providing a great customer experience.

Outside of CarLotz: I enjoy running, soccer, fantasy sports, and spending time with my wife and son.

Brent Garrett

First car: 1985 Oldsmobile Regency 98. It was one of the most comfortable vehicles ever. It was like riding on a couch.

Manual or automatic: Manual.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Lexus LS460 – reliable and refined.

Dream car: Aston Martin Vanquish Ultimate GT.

Favorite car personality: Kitt from Knightrider. Takes me back to the 80s!

Before CarLotz: I spent just under 10 years with Enterprise Holdings in branch management, vehicle remarketing, and commercial leasing / fleet management.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The opportunity to significantly and meaningfully change the way auto transactions are handled in the private party marketplace.

Outside of CarLotz: Spend time with my wife and two rambunctious boys. Also love to ski, golf and travel.

Dean Fleck

First car: My 1st car was a Toyota 4Runner. The 4 cylinder engine made for a tough climb up any hill.

Manual or automatic: I still need to develop my manual abilities.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Buick LeSabre–dependable and easy going.

Dream car: A car that provides plenty of room works for me. I’m not too picky. Favorite car personality: The rest of the CarLotz team. They have taught me absolutely everything I know about the business.

Before CarLotz: I graduated from college, then worked for a start-up mosquito control company in Virginia Beach…fun times.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: Working in a small business that offers a unique experience for everyone involved. The great CarLotz team makes work very enjoyable as well.

Outside of CarLotz: I absolutely love a Sunday full of watching sports and spending time with friends and family….that is tough to beat.

Allison Fryar

First car: My first car was a 2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. My dad promised me if I made good grades I could have his car when I got my license. The first week I had it, I got a flat and had to replace all 4 tires…thanks Dad!

Manual or automatic: Automatic!

Car that embodies my personality and why: Volkswagen Beetle, I’m fun, outgoing, and not afraid to be different.

Dream car: Audi S5 Cabriolet.

Favorite car personality: “Mater” from the movie Cars; don’t judge.

Before CarLotz: Studied Communication and Spanish at James Madison University.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: That there is no down side for buyer or seller, plus it’s transparent and honest.

Outside of CarLotz: An obsession with my chocolate lab and JMU, bad TV, and spending time with family and friends.

Dan-Valerian

Dan Valerian

First car: 1985 Cutlass Ciera – a.k.a the “gutless” Ciera. Not big on power, but was better than calling my mom.

Manual or automatic: Automatic – I’m not a multi-tasker.

Car that embodies my personality and why: 1991 Toyota Pickup. Kinda practical. Efficient. Ok in the snow. Hates raw onions.

Dream car: Tesla Model X.

Favorite car personality: The Bandit (Burt Reynolds from Smokey and the Bandit). Luckily Facebook didn’t exist in the 80’s to immortalize my attempts to emulate him.

Before CarLotz: Worked for Accenture, specializing in systems integration and application management.

Ricky Eckert

First car: 1983 extended cab Chevy S10 pickup truck. My dad and I found the truck in a junkyard, and after 4 hand washes, I could finally tell what color it was. My father and I did all the work ourselves over the winter so I could have it shortly after my 16th birthday.

Manual or automatic: Love manual but always seem to buy automatic.

Dream car: I have always wanted a Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Favorite car personality: Chad Knaus, Crew Chief for NASCAR’s #48. I’m not a big Jimmie Johnson fan but Chad knows what it takes to win.

Before CarLotz: 12 years of sales & customer service management experience, the last 8 with Enterprise Rent A Car where, like CarLotz, customer service is the company motto.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: Dealing with the public, everyday is different, and I love that we’re changing the way people sell and buy cars.

Outside of CarLotz: I love the classic date night with my wife, dinner and a movie.

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Steve Konopka

First car:1969 Camaro (Gold w/ black vinyl top – it was awesome) wish I still had it!

Manual or automatic: Always had been manual until my current car (knee surgery).

Car that embodies my personality and why: Porsche – Sporty, Fast, Fun, Classy.

Dream car: Porsche 911.

Favorite car personality: Denny Hamlin (not a big NASCAR fan, but met him a few times – nice guy).

Before CarLotz: Various financial roles – Moved to Richmond for Capital One. Most recently CFO of Gamewear Team Sports (maker of sports uniforms for many colleges and some professional organizations).

Favorite thing about CarLotz: Love the business model! Sellers benefit by ease of process and getting a good price, and buyers benefit from getting a good value.

Outside of CarLotz: Sports, Travel, and spending as much time as possible at the beach with my wonderful wife.

Chad Campeau

First car: A blue Eagle Summit with a manual transmission, automatic seatbelts, and shockingly thin tires.

Manual or automatic: I prefer manual, but since my wife never learned how to drive a five speed, we have automatic cars.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Volvo – Boxy but good.

Dream car: Any car that has air-conditioned seats.

Favorite car personality: Jeff Gordon. 92 wins. Enough said.

Before CarLotz: Accounting in Real Estate and HVAC industries.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The team.

Outside of CarLotz: Family, friends, and sports. What else is there?

Tracie-Gillenwater

Tracie Gillenwater

First car: 1973 2-door, yellow Subaru Coupe.

Manual or automatic: Manual with manual choke!

Car that embodies my personality and why: Audi Q7. Stylish and comfortable, but tough and hearty.

Dream car: 1964 Mercedes 230 SL Convertible.

Favorite car personality: Morgan Freeman in “Driving Miss Daisy.”  I feel like it parallels my lot in life with 2 teenagers!

Before CarLotz: Worked in various financial roles at the Martin Agency for 12 years before taking a break to be at home for a few years.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: Opportunity to join an energetic team with a fantastic vision.

Outside of CarLotz: I enjoy running and getting time at the beach whenever possible.  I also love spending lots of time on the lacrosse fields with my husband watching both my boys play!

Cam Longest

First car: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 120,000 miles on the clock. Got it for dirt cheap after working a summer job and lifted it 4″ and put 33″ tires on it. Nothing could stop that thing. Wish I had it still.

Manual or automatic: Manual. My daily driver is manual and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Car that embodies my personality and why: Porsche Cayman GT4. Strong, fast and confident!

Dream car: Pagani Zonda R

Favorite car personality: Vaughn Gitten Jr.

Before CarLotz: I worked in retail for several years both in sales and also management. My love for cars ultimately brought me to the auto industry where I sold cars before coming to carlotz!

Favorite thing about CarLotz: Being part of a company that is changing the game when it comes to buying or selling a vehicle and truly caring about the consumer.

Outside of CarLotz: Hiking, climbing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, motocross and flying!

Teresa Percefull

Teresa Percefull

First car: 1986 tan Chevy Spectrum hatchback. The entire car shook if you drove past 50 mph but you could pack a lot of people in it – my record is ten people (scary but true).

Manual or automatic: Automatic but I have learned how to drive stick.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Volkswagen Schwimmwagen- adaptable, adventurous and slightly out there.

Dream car: 1946 Chevy pick up truck just like the one driven by my hero- MacGyver.

Favorite car personality: Otto Mann, the bus driver from the Simpsons -love everything about him.

Before CarLotz: I worked for the Medical Society of Virginia.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The core values and the people.

Outside of CarLotz: Does Netflix qualify as a hobby? I love Korean dramas, Bollywood movies and Dr. Who. I read when I am not watching Netflix and enjoy spending time with friends.

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Liz Sanders

First car: 2003 Ford Focus; lovingly referred to as my red “sports car”.

Manual or automatic: Automatic.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Toyota Sienna Minivan

Dream car: A convertible

Favorite car personality: Oprah Winfrey because “you get a car, you get a car, everybody gets a car!”

Before CarLotz: I worked first in sales and management with a rental car company and then as a lead recruiter for a staffing agency.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The culture and the people I’ve met along the way. This company operates around strong values that benefit both customers and employees.

Outside of CarLotz: I love spending time with my husband and our son.

Daniel Kim

First car: My Bike

Manual or automatic: Manual

Car that embodies my personality and why: Mystery Van, always looking for the next mystery.

Dream car: Nissan GT-R

Favorite car personality: Racer X, from Speed Racer.

Before CarLotz: Studied and graduated at VCU with a degree in Computer Science.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The business model that adds a different, practical option to selling a vehicle.

Outside of CarLotz: I love to watch movies, play video games, chill with friends, listen/play music, and much more!

Kathy Ramos

First car: A red 1994 hatchback 2 door -Hyundai Excel

Manual or automatic: Like to drive manual transmission, for commodity use automatic.

Car that embodies my personality and why: Jeep Wrangler – like to be adventurous and have fun.

Dream car: 1970 Volkswagon

Favorite car personality: Herbie the love bug

Before CarLotz: Home-school mom and self-employed.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The family friendly culture, we are all part of a big family. We all work together to achieve the best.

Outside of CarLotz: Love to spend time with my family and friends. Travel , learn new things, try new things, explore, enjoy food and life.

Lacey Knoll

First car: Toyota MR2 – black, cute, fun, and sporty! Referred to it as my “hooptie” but it was anything but that! Still in the family!!!

Manual or automatic:Love manual, but it is all automatic for me now!

Car that embodies my personality and why: Toyota Sequoia: practical, dependable and polished!

Dream car: Audi R8

Favorite car personality: Grease Lightning

Before CarLotz: Worked in public accounting (tax and auditing) and financial accounting for a government contractor and an oil and gas company.

Favorite thing about CarLotz: The honesty and transparency they provide their clients, along with the overall culture of the company!

Outside of CarLotz: Love to spend time with my family and friends. Travel , learn new things, try new things, explore, enjoy food and life.