Mr. Brown is a senior executive with over 25 years experience in building high-growth companies. His experience includes building from the ground up for angel backed start-ups or re-engineering acquisitions of international Fortune 100 companies for optimum performance and dramatic revenue growth. In addition, he has a demonstrated ability to lead the creation of new companies, products and services, or business models to secure significant market share within a narrow time line. His executive career includes leadership positions with companies such the Gannett Company, InteliStaf Healthcare, and SaaS WMS provider Shiftwise. Mr. Brown is a member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Automotive Council.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University with additional studies in Executive Leadership from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and eCommerce Strategies, Columbia University, New York, NY.
President and Co-Founder
Mr. Ezell is a founding partner of Dealerskins which was acquired by Dominion Enterprises in 2005. With 20 years experience in the automotive industry, Jason Ezell’s career has focused on one objective, helping automotive dealers sell more cars. Mr. Ezell went from starting two of the first local dealership Internet departments in the United States, to starting one of the most unique and well respected automotive website companies in the industry.
Mr. Ezell is a highly respected and sought after speaker in the automotive industry, having spoke at internet conferences and NADA 20 groups nationally, published author within leading industry trade publications, and consultant to multiple automotive dealer groups. Jason is known for his statistical approach to analyzing Internet user data to better understand how to sell cars via the Internet. Mr. Ezell is a member of the JD Power Internet Round Table, an NADA 20 Group Preferred Speaker and a Digital Dealer Conference guest speaker.
Mr. Fontaine is a highly effective operations executive with more than 20 years experience in business strategy, change management, process improvement, shared services and business process outsourcing. His diverse expertise and proven successes in professional services management have made him a trusted executor of organizational, strategic and procedural implementations within multi-million dollar international organizations in finance, insurance, healthcare, and now automotive industries. His executive career includes leadership roles within Willis Group Holdings and March & McLennan Companies, as well as executive roles in Willis subsidiary companies.
Mr. Fontaine has a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University.
Angie Sherrell is a passionate, high-energy leader with 30 years of experience in automotive marketing and information technology services. She is well known for her dedication to dealer success through the improvement and development of dealer solutions, and has been responsible for everything from IT service management, digital marketing strategy development, and optimization of business operations and processes across large dealer networks. Her influential career includes multiple director positions at Gulf States Toyota, and tenure as both Vice President and President of GS Marketing.
Angie received her MBA from the University of Houston and her Bachelor of Science degree in Management, Marketing and Computer Information Systems from East Central State University in Ada, Oklahoma.
Chief Technology Officer
For the past twelve years Aaron West has been heavily involved in the Web development space building enterprise-level, database-driven Web applications and leading technology teams. He is incredibly passionate about technology and loves immersing himself in bleeding edge software such as Apache Hadoop, Node.js, and Vertica.
Aaron has been a technical writer and contributor to a book on Internet programming and he’s written several whitepapers on using open source technology such as Apache httpd and Subversion. Since 2006 he has spoken at several technology conferences including CFUnited and Adobe MAX.
At Dataium Aaron is responsible for orchestrating the entire technology platform. From researching and testing new technologies such as Vertica and Node.js, to hiring and coordinating efforts between sales, product development, customer support, and ultimately the programmers. Aaron’s mission is to ensure the best possible technology experience is delivered to our customers, partners, and vendors.
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