John enjoys building successful technology companies. In fact, Contact At Once! is the fifth such company in which he has been involved at the senior management level. John's 20 years of leadership experience spans companies from Flamenco Networks Inc. to Atlas Commerce, Mercator and SCT/Adage Systems. He started his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) after earning a BSEE degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Marc, a respected authority in the messaging and customer relationship management areas, had the original idea that became Contact At Once!. Prior to founding the company, he spent 18 years at Accenture, building his reputation as a pragmatic innovator who delivers solutions to business problems and opportunities. He held leadership positions from Messaging Practice Leader to Electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) Practice Leader and CRM Practice Technology Leader. Marc is a graduate of Clemson University.
Scott helped develop the first Contact At Once! software version, thanks to his deep understanding of software architecture and development processes. Prior to Contact At Once!, he directed the development of retail payment solutions at CheckFree. In this capacity, he led the creation of web services applications that leveraged CheckFree's electronic payment capacity into new markets. Before CheckFree, Scott spent five years with a consulting firm specializing in custom development for startup software companies. In that role, he designed and developed web applications for consumer banking, CRM and workflow management. Scott holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Mathematics & Computer Science from Emory University.
Gary is a veteran finance and operations executive of multiple high-growth software companies, including Compliance 360, a Software-as-a-Service provider recently acquired by SAI Global Inc. He brings a broad range of financial and operational experience to the company, from deep expertise in capital acquisition and management to profitability growth and customer retention. Before moving to the software industry, though, Gary began his career with Arthur Andersen & Company and advanced to executive management roles with Egleston Children's Hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Bob Jones University and is a member of the CFO Technology Roundtable and the Technology Association Group of Atlanta.
Skip has devoted his entire professional career to the automotive industry, resulting in a long list of accomplishments. In fact, Skip was the vision and leadership behind the team that launched AutoMart.com in 2004, managing its growth to over 2,000 customers and 1.7 million unique visitors by 2008. When Skip's AutoMart.com team deployed Contact At Once! chat to over 1,000 dealers, he developed a passion for its unique benefits. So when AutoMart.com was acquired by AutoTrader.com, Skip assisted with the transition and then joined Contact At Once!. Since that time, he has been instrumental in the adoption of Contact At Once! solutions by AutoTrader.com, Cars.com, Edmunds.com, Honda, Acura, Kia, Chrysler, Dealer.com and more. Skip graduated from Mount Union College with a degree in business.
Prior to Contact At Once!, Robert had many experiences with the real estate industry, particularly rental search sites. He was the president and co-founder of RentWiki/RentAdvisor (subsequently sold to Apartment List), SVP of Primedia’s Rentals.com and VP of ApartmentGuide.com...to name a few roles. While with Primedia, he also assisted in the growth of RealEstate.com and NewHomeGuide.com, specifically with marketing and public relations. He’s a prolific industry speaker as well, having spoken at every major national, regional and most local industry events and markets. Currently, Robert lives in Atlanta with his wife of 20 years and two teenagers.
Lloyd has served the automotive industry for 37 years, including spending time in a dealership's sales management and F & I teams. In the 1990s he founded an automotive aftermarket business, providing both electronics and paper products to dealers for 10 years. Prior to joining Contact At Once! in 2011, Lloyd spent another 10 years with AutoTrader.com (ATC) as a dealer consultant, sales trainer and sales leadership. In his final two years with AutoTrader.com, Lloyd moved to the ATC corporate headquarters and worked in both Sales and IT Operations.
Ryan began his Contact At Once! life back in 2008 as a salesperson...in fact, he was the ninth teammate hired. Although he's lobbied for years to be officially titled the "Fun Facilitator," it has yet to be added to his business card. Still, Ryan remains a BIG dreamer with BIG plans. He's passionate about technology, believes wholeheartedly in Contact At Once!'s mission in every industry, and brings an entrepreneurial attitude to work every day. Ryan also has an associate degree in biblical theology and continues to take classes online for educational purposes only.
Therese has extensive experience developing and executing marketing and communications strategies for technology companies, including the launches of multiple early stage software companies and fast-growing SaaS solutions providers. She began working with software companies during the high-growth phase of ERP and supply chain solutions and gained a reputation as a leader in the development of innovative direct marketing strategies. Therese holds a B.A. in Journalism from Western Kentucky University, is a member of Atlanta's High Tech Ministries and volunteers with community youth ministries.
With more than 15 years of experience developing and managing solutions and services that garner rave customer reviews, Damon is responsible for cultivating a passion for performance in our Virtual Sales organization, a team that stands in for our customers when they're not available to answer chats and texts. Damon's passion is process-oriented management and his goal is a positive--and powerful--user experience for online shoppers whether they're interacting with your team or ours. He began his career in software development with industry giant Lockheed Martin. He has since developed deep expertise in the automotive industry, joining Contact At Once! in 2008. Damon holds a B.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.