Mike Hanna – CEO/Founder
Mike is relentless in his pursuit of innovation and value creation. With world class experience in product creation, technology development, business cultivation and go to market; Mike leverages his background and relentless passion to develop purposeful innovation for the his favorite industry – Automotive. As an anchor point, Mike’s experience in retail automotive and technology development creates the guide points for the MOLOCAR suite of solutions. Mike has many sales and business achievement awards, including salesman of the month for the nation’s largest Honda Dealer. Mike loves his family, all sports played with a ball, and shiny cars.
Sam Paulos – CFO
Sam has owned many companies in his career and helped many others. While still owning several of these companies, his passion is consulting, in particular with startup investing. His specialty is around accounting processes and business management. Companies he has personally owned and run include professional accounting services, auto dealerships, CD and DVD manufacturing, music instrument manufacturing, music distribution, sound recording, bars and nightclubs, technology and software companies, real estate ventures, and others.
Jason Dyer – CMO
Jason is a full-spectrum marketer who has led strategy and activation for organizations large and small, in local and global markets alike. He started in advertising account management but quickly fell in love with technology marketing at leading companies like Nortel Networks, Nokia, and Quickoffice (acquired by Google). Jason spent two years as the Chief Marketing Officer for A. H. Belo Corporation, as well a nearly six years as a volunteer and SVP Digital Marketing and Content Syndication for the American Heart Association. His passions are his family, gluten-free beer, and midwestern colloquialisms.
Chris Bass – CLO/Secretary
Chris brings a wealth of legal expertise to the team. Areas of expertise include; managing and directing company litigation; draft, edit, and review corporate contracts; select, oversee, and directing outside counsel; supervise the defensive litigation lawyer and paralegal team and manage employment-related legal matters.
Miguel Santamaria – CPO/CTO and Co-Founder
Miguel is a determined leader driving our company’s product and technology strategies fiercely, delivering TrueSpot’s long-term roadmap and vision for cloud and IoT-based products to serve the dealership industry. Miguel brings significant product management experience, business knowledge, technology, and focus with the ability to serve the dealership industry by applying the horizontal use-case concept (already at play in other industries). This enables dealers to significantly increase vehicle sales and reduce operational expenses. Along with the rest of the TrueSpot team, Miguel is a firm believer the dealership industry is long overdue for a digital transformation, where TrueSpot is on track to become the leading facilitating partner.
Miguel believes in the true value of commitment to his clients by also enjoying almost daily visits to the dealerships. On his spare time, Miguel enjoys fun quality time with his family, and has a passion for a few extreme sports such as kiteboarding, mountain biking, and the martial arts.
Matias Pecile – Head of Development
Matias is passionate about bringing the absolute best to the table. Whether a task be simple, complex, small, or large, the bar is never lowered. During his career, he has worn many hats throughout several industries, including IT, Marketing, Food/Beverage, Event Production, and Music Entertainment. He will be leveraging 10+ years of experience in IT and full-stack development on enterprise and cloud-based systems such as AWS, Azure, ADUC, and Exchange.
Brett Stewart – Head of Solution
Brett Stewart is bringing to the team director level experience in Product Management, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and R&D. He excels at creating Proof of Concepts and demonstrations of new and existing products that highlight the value argumentation and proof points to customers. He attended Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Dallas, neither of which gave him any passion for college sports.
Mike Carnahan – Sales
Mike brings broad experience from the telecom and renewable energy industries, with special expertise in sales team management, new product launches, channel development, change management, and program strategy implementation. Mike’s skills were earned at senior level posts for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Mike leads business development and pre-sales for TrueSpot
Brad Watson – Sales
Brad is an experienced Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry, including nearly 10 years working with auto dealerships. He is skilled in Account Management, Sales, Business-to-Business (B2B), Direct Sales, and Strategic Planning. Brad holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science focused in Education from Baylor University.
Steeven Sylveus – Developer
Steeven is an experience software engineer with a focus on mobile applications. He is skilled in iOS development, android development, backend, as well as UI Design. He is passionate about learning new technologies and sharing his knowledge with those around him.
Will Pearson – Head of Platform
Will is passionate about building software that creates and delivers true business value. Will has spent the last 15 years working as a consultant in the software industry. He brings broad experience in solving problems across many different business domains. He believes innovation begins when you can bridge the boundaries of what exist to create something new with new and greater potential. When Will is not coding he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids, playing games, watching movies and enjoying each other’s company.