Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Todd is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ActivEngage, the automotive industry's premier live chat service provider. He has over 24 years of successful automotive retail and vendor experience, including being the Dealer Principal of a successful Chevrolet dealership. Todd is an accomplished serial entrepreneur and speaker with a deep rooted passion in mobile connectivity, behavioral marketing and the digital sales process. He currently works with automotive manufacturers and dealerships globally to create the future of automotive digital commerce.
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Co-founder and President
Ted is the Co-founder and President of ActivEngage. He is a leading expert on Operations Management, process deployment, technology development and personnel management. Ted has more than 20 years in the automotive industry and has held virtually every position available in both dealership sales and service departments. He also has almost 10 years of experience in banking and real estate. In 2001 Ted co-founded, DealerUps, Inc., his 4th company and the leading CRM in the automotive industry, which was gainfully sold to JM Family Enterprises six years later. Ted is a sought-after thought leader and has consulted for many recognized automotive manufacturers and industry vendors, as well as Fortune 100 technology and services companies, to develop go-to-market plans and business development processes, leveraging Internet-related strategies. Ted has a profound desire to understand people and cultures of the world, and has traveled extensively to many of its far corners. He is also a passionate philanthropist helping to support organizations that can help end hunger and protect animals worldwide.
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Director of Chat and Client Services
Carol is the Director of Chat and Client Services at ActivEngage. She has more than 20 years of automotive industry experience. She has held executive in-store positions such as General Sales Manager. More recently, she held positions with national organizations such as Mazda N.A. and AutoNation as Sales Process Manager and National Manager of eCommerce Field Operations, respectively.
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Chief Financial Officer
David is the Chief Financial Officer at ActivEngage. An experienced entrepreneur, David provides advisory services to early stage technology companies for venture capital, digital media strategies, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, innovation, operational excellence and profitability for sustainable growth. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Miami University. He also obtained a Masters of Science in Tax Law from Florida International University. David has an executive education in Digital Marketing Strategy from Columbia University. Currently active with various philanthropic organizations, David is an advocate for finding new and innovative technologies to provide access to clean and safe water worldwide.
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Director of Sales
Eric is the Director of Sales for ActivEngage. He has over 22 years of Automotive Retail and Vendor expertise. Eric grew up within the Sloane Automotive Group in Philadelphia. He started the Internet department at Sloane in 1996 and grew it into one of the most successful and recognized Internet sales departments in the country. As the Director of Sales and eCommerce for the Sloane Automotive Group, Eric helped the group achieve titles of Largest Honda Retail Store and Largest Retailer of Toyota's in the state. Eric also previously held positions at IzmoCars as the first Regional Director of Sales and then Vice President of Sales in 2009. Eric has been the Director of Sales at ActivEngage since 2010.
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Director of Technology
Michael Third is the Director of Technology at ActivEngage. He has more than 20 years of experience in software architecture and distributed systems. Michael has previously held software architect positions at Beeline, DMEAutomotive, and JM Family Enterprises. When he's not developing cutting-edge live chat technology, Michael likes to run, bike, and spend time with his children.
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Human Resources Director
Amy is the Human Resources Director for ActivEngage. She is responsible for implementing and driving all human resources strategies associated with building ActivEngage’s reputation as a great place to work. She also helps provide a learning environment where employees feel comfortable to learn and grow. Amy brought an extensive HR background with her to ActivEngage. Most notably, she was the Staff Human Resources Business Partner for Symantec Corporation’s 1,700-person global Information Management Group. Amy earned a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University and is an avid Buckeye fan. She is the proud mother of two sons and one Labrador Retriever with whom she spends most of her free time.
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Director of Development
Andrew Shansky is the Director of Development at ActivEngage. He has 7 years of professional programming experience with expertise in the following areas: service-oriented architecture, agile development and .NET. Andrew earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee.
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Director of IT & Facilities Operations
Dave is the Director of IT & Facilities Operations at ActivEngage. He began his technology profession in 1990 while working as an Intelligence Analyst in the United States Military. After leaving the military, Dave expanded his technical and managerial capabilities at Northrop-Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation, and a variety of other high-tech companies. Throughout his career, Dave has gained expertise and professional certification in many business-related technologies spanning network infrastructure, client/server implementation, video surveillance, access control, audio/video, and more. In addition to spending time with his wife and son, Dave likes to dabble in solar energy and home automation.
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ActivEngage was founded on the principle that people, not technology, sell cars.