Sejal joined DealerSocket as president and CEO in August 2017 with a proven track record of driving growth and operational excellence in global, fast-paced industries for over 20 years. With her deep experience in software, Sejal is a strategic leader with a passion for technology. She believes in and drives her teams to focus on customer success and to build software that’s easy to use, seamlessly integrated, and innovative.
Prior to DealerSocket, Sejal served as chief administrative officer of ACTIVE Network. Under her leadership, ACTIVE expanded internationally and opened offices in EMEA and APAC, and during her 12 years there, Sejal led high-functioning, growth-focused teams across all aspects of the business. Before joining ACTIVE, Sejal held leadership positions at both Wells Fargo and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was a strategic consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Sejal holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the College of William & Mary. Sejal and her husband, John, have been together for 20 years, have two children, and live in Dallas. Sejal enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves to cook, and coaches her son’s basketball team.
Brad started DealerSocket in July 2001 with a proven track record of helping companies use technology to drive improved business results and operational efficiencies. Using this experience, Brad founded DealerSocket to drive innovation and advancement for the automotive industry with a focus on building a suite of world class cloud-based business solutions. Brad currently serves as the chief product officer (CPO) and is responsible for leading the product strategy to align with the mission and vision of the company. Brad is passionate about building product and design teams focused on creating amazing customer experiences and solving complex business problems.
Prior to serving as the CPO, Brad was DealerSocket’s chief technology officer (CTO) and was responsible for building DealerSocket’s cloud-based technology platform. Under Brad’s leadership over sixteen years, DealerSocket’s vision came to life by leading strong product, design, architecture, and infrastructure teams.
Brad holds a master’s degree in accounting, with an emphasis in information systems, from Brigham Young University. After graduating, he received his CPA license and worked for Deloitte performing financial reviews and business process consulting. Brad enjoys competing in endurance sports such as triathlons, cycling, and running. Brad’s greatest joy is spending time with his wife, Jana, and their four children.
Jose joined DealerSocket in December 2017 and leads the company's operational teams focused on delivering a high level of customer experience; first time, every time. Throughout his career, he has been able to adapt his style of leadership to empower those around him to cultivate the most efficient and effective organizations, driving them to become recognized as industry leaders. Jose believes in developing the most critical resources of any organization, its people.
With over twenty years of experience in the software industry, Jose has established a long and successful career in operational roles across some of the most recognizable software companies in the world. Throughout his career at Symantec, Blue Coat Systems, Adobe, and McAfee, Jose has led and managed teams handling new accounts, professional services, training, customer success, customer support, retention, and renewals. Jose has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and nurturing operational excellence at scale, and he has had tremendous success aligning operations cross-functionally with sales and go-to-market strategies, product management, and engineering.
In his downtime, Jose enjoys all things outdoors, such as running, cycling, hiking and camping, something that is shared by his wife and two children. In addition to this, and when time permits, a new addition to his hobbies now includes off-road motorcycling.
Darren joined DealerSocket in 2003 and was named DealerSocket’s Chief of Franchise in December 2017. As Chief of Franchise Darren focuses on strategy and execution related to the franchise-specific software division. His diverse background and commitment to personal growth furthers the advancement of customer success and those around him.
Since joining DealerSocket Darren has held leadership roles across consulting, sales, accounting, finance and operations, most recently serving as chief operating officer. Prior to DealerSocket, he worked as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Darren is a focused leader with a passion for employee and customer progression, attested by his fifteen years of experience in a variety of roles at DealerSocket.
Darren holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Brigham Young University. He enjoys spending time with his family and appreciates time spent outdoors.
Steve joined DealerSocket in 2015 and now serves on the executive team as the chief of independent, where he drives corporate strategy and manages the company’s independent and used vehicle software division. Steve is passionate about aligning the organization under a common vision and then giving individuals the autonomy to execute accordingly.
Prior to DealerSocket, Steve held positions in venture capital, private equity, and investment banking, and has been involved in both international and domestic M&A transactions across a variety of industries. His experience has helped DealerSocket in completing and integrating several acquisitions of its own and he continues to advise the company on expansion opportunities.
Steve graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in finance, before attending business school at the University of California Los Angeles. He and his wife, Vanessa, live in Southern California and have two children. Steve volunteers each morning to teach a class for local high schoolers and is the undisputed 2x defending champion in the DealerSocket fantasy football league.
Bryan joined DealerSocket in April 2018 and leads the sales and marketing teams. He brings more than 20 years of software experience to his role. Bryan has a customer-centric approach that focuses on the value DealerSocket brings to our customers as they utilize our software to grow their business.
Bryan brings deep knowledge and expertise of software to DealerSocket, including experience as the chief sales officer at Volaris Group, an affiliate of Constellation Software, where he ran the sales and marketing across twelve software businesses with teams in twenty-one countries; and he led the sales and marketing teams at Tyler Technologies and Sage Software. Bryan started his sales career working at an automotive dealership, which gives him the unique perspective of having walked in our customer's shoes.
Bryan lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his three teenage daughters where they search Southern California for any pizza that can come close to the bliss that is Franco Manca in London. In his free time, Bryan can be found supporting Chelsea Football Club, traveling internationally, and enjoying the beaches of Huntington.
Greg joined DealerSocket in 2014 and oversees all technical strategies, software engineering, architecture and infrastructure as chief technology officer of DealerSocket. With over 20 years of executive management, Greg has spent his career building SaaS software and services for the automotive, financial, and communications industries.
Prior to DealerSocket, Greg founded two SaaS companies in the financial services industry. After successful exits from those businesses, Greg spent many years in a CTO capacity scaling medium and large Silicon Valley SaaS organizations. Greg has software and technology running through his blood.
Greg attended the Westminster MBA program and received his bachelor of arts degree with honors in math and finance from the University of Utah. He is driven by focusing on employee progression and growth and is fueled by a love of restoring classic cars.
Tom joined DealerSocket in November 2017. Tom has a proven background in enterprise software, particularly at an executive leadership level. As chief administrative officer he manages the DealerSocket's legal team, strategic programs, and facilities management teams. Tom believes that software is a people business, and that the administrative functions are a true, practical partner for the business and ensures the DealerSocket culture is a differentiator.
Prior to DealerSocket, Tom worked for Sunquest Information Systems based out of Tucson, AZ where he most recently led the turnaround of people operations and culture. Previously, Tom held roles that include leadership of strategic programs, international, legal and sales, as well as snake wrangling. Before joining Sunquest, Tom practiced law in Southern California while also trying his hand at avocado farming to middling success.
Tom received a BS in physics from Brigham Young University in Provo and holds a JD from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Tom measures his life by the impact he can make in the lives of others by helping them maximize their potential. Tom relishes the chance to try new things, take on challenges and playing most any sport; however, his favorite thing is spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their four children.
Gary joined DealerSocket in August 2018 and leads the Finance, Accounting, and Vendor Management teams. Gary has more than 30 years of experience leading finance at innovative software and technology companies.
Most recently, Gary was CFO of Outmatch, a predictive analytics software. Previously, he was at SAP Ariba, a public company that is the world’s largest business commerce network. He also served as CFO of Quadrem, a global, growth-focused B2B e-commerce company for 7 years. Gary spent 18 years at Nortel at the beginning of his career, where he held a variety of finance and management positions in both North America and Asia, including spending 6 years in Tokyo, Japan. He also holds the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (Ontario, Canada), and he has dual citizenship with the U.S. and Canada.
Gary has been married for 30 years to his wife Susan and has 3 grown children along with 2 dogs. He’s also a huge sports fan. He plays ice hockey in the Dallas Senior Stars Hockey League and has season tickets to the NHL Dallas Stars.
MJ joined DealerSocket in February 2018 as vice president of customer support. With a proven track record in building and leading global customer facing support organizations, MJ brings with her a passion for driving the ultimate customer experience that facilitates wildly successful partnerships.
Prior to joining DealerSocket, MJ led the global support shared services team at Symantec. In this capacity, she was instrumental in strategizing, designing, implementing and ultimately leading best-in-class support teams that delighted their customers.
MJ holds a BA from Brigham Young University. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, particularly rafting, kayaking and mountain biking. When she's not working, she can usually be found spending time in the desert or the mountains with her husband and two children.
Amber joined the DealerSocket in 2004 and is the company’s vice president of professional services. Driven by a strong work ethic, she believes in and loves her teams, and that people work for people. Amber is passionate about the customers, their experience with the DealerSocket teams, and their use of the company’s suite of products.
Prior to joining DealerSocket, Amber spent five years working in automotive dealerships as a business development center manager. She has held several positions within the support department at DealerSocket from an agent, to director, and now as vice president.
Amber has been with her husband Will for sixteen years. They enjoy being dog parents to their two pups, Alfa and Echo. Amber enjoys traveling, being outdoors and entertaining family and friends.
Rob has been with DealerSocket since 2011 and became VP of engineering in 2017. Rob believes in strong leadership coupled with in-depth, hands-on knowledge spanning a diverse array of technical skillsets. He is lauded by colleagues as an approachable yet exacting leader who drives innovation, manages change, and promotes teamwork and transparent communications.
Rob started at DealerSocket as a senior software engineer, and then was promoted to director and senior director levels before his current role, which gives him a unique view from the trenches. Prior to joining DealerSocket, Rob spent several years in the e-commerce and healthcare industries, working at Johnson & Johnson, Carl Zeiss, and AltaVista.
After Rob’s service in the United States Marine Corps, he went on to major in computer science at San Diego State. While in the Marines, Rob met his wife of 24 years, Lanie. Their two children are both currently attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In his spare time, Rob likes to travel with his family and friends, play basketball and spend time at the river or beach.
Brian joined DealerSocket in 2015 and is the vice president of operations, focusing on the digital operations department. Brian is a well-rounded leader experienced in working with companies ranging from smaller start-ups to companies that are market leaders in their industries.
Prior to joining DealerSocket, Brian was the COO/CFO at DealerFire, which was acquired by DealerSocket in 2015. Under Brian’s leadership, DealerFire more than tripled their market share and became a leader in the digital automotive industry. Prior to his time at DealerFire, Brian served as the COO for a retail conglomerate specializing in e-commerce sales for the outdoor sports industry.
Brian received a bachelor in science from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, with a focus on accounting and finance. Brian and his wife Elysia are active investors in the community they live in, owning a restaurant/concert hall and other various properties and businesses. When not working, they spend their free time at the cottage with their daughter, Addyson.
Reuben joined DealerSocket in 2009 and is a customer relationship management expert, managing major original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") client accounts. Reuben supervises a team of talented individuals whose responsibilities are focused around OEMs at both the corporate and regional levels.
A featured contributor to many top-tier industry magazines, conferences, and seminars, Reuben has traveled the country providing advice to dealerships, OEMs, and dealer groups on how to best use technology to drive sales. He started his career with the Galpin Motors organization, where he worked a combined seventeen years. Reuben worked in many facets during his tenure at Galpin, including e-commerce director and technology advisor for all of Galpin's franchises which include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Jaguar, Volvo, Honda, and Aston Martin. Reuben managed his first internet department in 1998, long before anyone had even heard of such a thing. Under Reuben’s leadership, Galpin was FordDirect’s first Sales Volume Dealer of The Year in 2001.
Reuben is a native Southern Californian and attended school at San Diego State University. Reuben enjoys spending time with his two teenage kids and his wife Vanessa. Reuben likes paddle boarding and watching movies; however, you can often find him traveling to amusement parks with his kids.
Sara Rahmani started with DealerSocket in March 2018 and today leads Talent and People Operations. With a strong background in learning and development, and a love for helping people reach their highest potential, Sara is passionate about driving employee empowerment and engagement. She is responsible for leading DealerSocket's overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, employee education, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.
Prior to DealerSocket, Sara spent over 10 years in Texas public education as a curriculum writer and program developer. In 2016, she joined Kibo Software overseeing Learning and Development, Organizational Health, and Performance Management. Most recently, she led Learning and Development for Vista Consulting Group.
Sara holds a M.A. in Education and is currently working on her Doctorate in Education. In her spare time, Sara likes to travel and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Brad Kokesh joined DealerSocket in January of 2019, and currently serves as Vice President of Sales. He brings more than 20+ years of sales executive leadership and software management experience to DealerSocket. Brad is responsible for strategically leading and developing the field sales organization across North America. His experience, integrity, and industry insight drive a consistent approach towards client satisfaction, as well as team member growth.
Brad’s background in every aspect of the automotive industry allows for an understanding of what our clients need. His career includes 8+ years in various retail executive roles at dealership groups across the Midwest. He then joined DealerTrack, holding numerous leadership roles over 12+ years, being involved in, and managing, constant M&A activity and new solution integrations. He has been in top leadership sales roles in almost every aspect of the SaaS automotive sector. Most recently, Brad held the role of Vice President of Sales-DMS at Cox Automotive, driving cross-business and marketing collaborations.
Brad attended University of Wisconsin-Platteville, while also playing soccer. When not driving the sales organization, you will find Brad spending time with his 4 children, traveling to new locations and rooting on his Wisconsin Badgers.