Why did you start Joydrive?
I love creating simple solutions to complex problems—from
securing four patents for my photographic art frames to helping lead the
start-up of a digital auto lending business at a $13B finance company.
After 14 years working in the automotive industry, I decided to follow
my passion and create a simple solution to the greatest problem facing
the auto industry: the car buying experience. My unique intersection of
auto, digital, finance and entrepreneurship gave me the vision and courage
to start Joydrive.
How has your background prepared you for Joydrive?
Prior to Joydrive, I had 14 incredible years with Ally
Financial, formerly GMAC, the largest Automotive Finance Company in the
nation. My career gave me insight into several distinct areas of the
industry, including leading consumer and commercial operations, financing
corporate bond exchanges during the 2009 bailouts, and most recently
helping lead Ally's National Digital Auto business. I learned the valuable
lessons that: 1) relationships matter and 2) working with dealers, rather
than circumventing them, may actually lead to a simpler solution.
What excites you?
Sharing my photography, the ocean, bright colors, green
chili, lime juice, my incredible family.