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
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.