Sean Smith is the founder and CEO of AUTO I.D., Inc. Sean has 19 years of experience in the auto industry. He started his automotive career in a sales position in 1998 working for the Nelson Auto Group in Oklahoma. Shortly after, he was promoted to Sales Manager. In 2002, he moved with his family to Nashville to help open a new dealership for the Nelson Auto Group where he became a General Manager. He remained with the company for 13 years until the launch of AUTO I.D.
Andy Sallee is responsible for the overall sales and business development of AUTO I.D. Andy started his career at Occidental Petroleum in 1991. Over the past 20 years he has been an equity investor in numerous early stage companies. Andy was one of four partners and formerly the President of Eco-Energy, a fuels trading and distribution company. From 2003 to 2010 he was a key driver in the growth of the company from a revenue base of $80 Million in 2003, to over $2.0 Billion at the end of 2010.
Chief Financial Officer
Aaron Broad joined Auto I.D. in October 2016. He began his career in equity research and private equity at Robinson-Humphrey and Morgan Stanley. More recently he held corporate finance and development roles at Vanguard Health Systems (acquired by Tenet Healthcare), a $6 billion operator of hospitals and healthcare delivery services.
Director of Business Applications
Kathy Carbone is the Director of Business Applications for AUTO I.D., Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors. She began her IT career in 1986 as a Data Entry Operator at Boeing in Seattle. While at Boeing, she was certified at Boeing’s intensive Computer Technical School and shortly after, she was promoted to programmer. Kathy’s experience has included numerous IT managerial positions with large Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, American Airlines, EDS, and HP.
Director of Accounts
Amy Perry joined Auto I.D. in 2015 as the Account Services Manager. She is responsible for onboarding new accounts at Auto I.D. along with performing analytics and reconciliation activities. Prior to Auto ID, Amy worked in Finance for Jetstream Capital LLC, a $1B hedge fund registered with the SEC. With Jetstream Capital she was responsible for daily trade reconciliation through Goldman Sachs and investor reporting.
Dale has over 13 years’ experience in various roles in the automotive industry. He began his career at Nelson Mazda in Madison, TN where he spent four years in sales and management. In 2006 he accepted a position with Trickett Honda in Nashville, TN where he began as a sales manager. While he was there, he took on additional responsibilities to overhaul the company’s digital sales presence. Dale also trained and transitioned the sales team to utilize cutting-edge sales tools, and redefined the company’s sales process. He started at Auto I.D. in December of 2015.
Chris Russell is the Operations Manager for AUTO I.D., Inc. He started in the automotive industry in 2001 at Man-of-War Ford in Lexington, KY. Chris re-located to Nashville and advanced from Sales to Finance Management and then Sales Management. He was promoted to General Sales Manager at Nelson Auto Group before joining Auto ID at the beginning of 2016.