Our Leadership Team

Kayne Grau
CEO

20+ years strategic leadership experience in technology, automotive and early-stage companies.

Kayne Grau is the Chief Executive Officer of DRIVIN – CarCo Technologies. In this role, he oversees the company’s strategic direction and rapid growth, business development and financial performance. He is focused on building a product that drives real value in the automotive industry and a culture that is motivating, empowering and exciting.

Justin Mahlik
COO

15 years experience in automotive investment, strategic operations and early-stage companies.

As the Chief Operating Officer, Justin isresponsible for the strategic oversight and execution of the company’s day-to-day operations, including the strategy, marketing and sales divisions. He is currently focused on building out the sales and trading functions.

David Rymarz
VP of Operations Strategy

15 years experience in strategy and supply chain optimization.

David Rymarz is the Vice President of Operations Strategy for DRIVIN – CarCo Technologies, where he is building an internal team and network of service providers to buy and sell cars nationally, applying best practices from across industries to build a more cost-effective automotive supply chain.

Leslie VanDer Baan
VP of Sales

15 years experience in the automotive industry, including Adesa, CarBuyCo, and AFC.

Leslie Vander Baan is the Vice President of Sales for DRIVIN – CarCo Technologies, where she uses her vast automobile industry knowledge and experience to strategically design and create partnership opportunities that are vital to propelling the company’s growth.

John Manganaro
VP of Product & Analytics

15 years experience in consulting, analytics and automotive.

John Manganaro is the Vice President of Pricing & Analytics for DRIVIN – CarCo Technologies, where he is currently building out the analytics team in order to solve used vehicle profitability problems for dealership partners. The team is focused on heavy quantitative analyses in order to help our dealership partners stock their lots to sell profitable vehicles in a short time frame.

Jacob Whitver
VP of Engineering

12 years experience in technology, development and automotive.

Jacob Whitver is the VP of Engineering for DRIVIN – CarCo Technologies and currently manages DRIVIN’s technology team. Jake drives the strategic planning, technology design, and day to day engineering activities across the organization. Working with Product, his team is consistently working on solutions to enhance the overall experience of our dealer partners.

Our Board Members

Mitch Golub

“DRIVIN brings together data-driven technology with a highly personalized service model to help dealers find and buy the right used cars, at the right price, for their local market.”

As President and founder of Cars.com, Mitch Golub was responsible for the daily operations that transformed the company into the leading online automotive destination. He joined Cars.com in July 1997 as the organiza-tion's first employee after a successful 21-year career with the Tribune Co.

Andrew Intrater

“The progress that DRIVIN has seen to date is an affirmation that this company knows how to rev the growth engine. Using data-driven technology and personalized service, their product saves time and increases profitability for the dealer.”

Mr. Intrater has been the Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Nova since January 2000. He is a former Director and current Member of the Executive Board of Renova Management, a global leader in energy, base metals and mining industries.

Brad Keywell

“DRIVIN is revolutionizing an industry that has been relatively stagnant for decades. With DRIVIN, dealers now have the ability to hand-select used vehicle inventory that will enable them to better meet rising consumer demand, sell faster and increase profitability.”

Brad Keywell is a Chicago-based entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience building data-driven B2B enterprises. Prior to his current tenure as co-founder and CEO of Uptake, Keywell co-founded more than 15 companies, including Groupon, Echo Global Logistics and MediaOcean.

Eric Lefkofsky

"Merging advanced expertise and key statistical insights, DRIVIN is the first of its kind to supply unique information and true market place buying power to its dealers when trading used cars.”

Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and Managing Director of Lightbank. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon and co-founder of InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean and Uptake Technologies.