Matt kuhn, Chariman and CEO
Matt is a co-founder of IVS and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has over 30 years of automotive experience. Mr. Kuhn oversees all aspects of IVS’ operations. His extensive network within the automotive industry has directly led to the early success of IVS. Mr. Kuhn was formerly the Director of Fleet Operations for Cox Enterprises, a $15 billion company located in Atlanta, GA. While at Cox, he led all aspects of fleet operations for 18,000 units in 42 states. Mr. Kuhn also served as Vice President of Operations for SGS Inc., a market leader in testing, inspection, verification, and certification. At SGS, he presided over 1,000 field inspectors for the off-lease, insurance, rental car, and CPO programs.
Mr. Kuhn also served as Vice President of Fleet Maintenance Operations for National/Alamo Car Rental, overseeing 288 locations and a fleet of 380,000 rental units, 640 transit buses, and 987 service trucks. He also served as President of MBA, a multiple location auto service provider including gasoline retail, towing, and fabrication in San Diego, CA.
Mr. Kuhn is a graduate of Vale Technical College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and is an Automotive Service Excellence Master Technician in 14 disciplines.
Name to be announced, COO
A Chief Operating Officer has been selected but due to current employment it will be disclosed at a later date.
Donald Crichton, CFO
Mr. Crichton began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has over 30 years of broad-based financial and business experience working with small to mid-sized privately held and public companies. His multifaceted background as a CFO and as a partner in public accounting, consulting and business valuation provides a unique and balanced business approach. He has a strong background with measurable proven success of working with owners of many small and medium sized businesses from $4m to $100m sales and with Fortune 500 companies.
He has experience on a wide array of topics as diverse as expense reduction, improved cash collection and profit maximization to improved business processes and controls in financial and IT areas and exit strategies on sale, or passing to the next generation. Mr. Crichton is a member of The Institute of Charted Accountants of Scotland, a fellow of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Certified Valuation Analyst.
Lisa Kuhn, Co-founder and President
Lisa is a co-founder of IVS and serves as its President and CEO. She has over 30 years of diverse management and customer relations experience, including duty with the United States Navy. At IVS, Ms. Kuhn oversees customer and client relationships, financial and budget activities and the operational activities at the highest level of management. During her career, she developed expertise in the following areas: technical and strategic support related to planning and organization; creating and implementing corrective action plans to solve business or departmental problems; and project management.
Her previous accomplishments include increasing productivity, customer satisfaction, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, while successfully executing contractual obligations and project deadlines.
As the driving force behind the company, Ms. Kuhn continues to exemplify her expertise with prestige and determination to ensure IVS’ success.
Garrett Krause, Treasurer
For over 33 years, Garrett Krause has been an entrepreneur, deal-maker, venture banker, CEO, CFO and a very active international investor participating in over 50 global transactions in both private and public companies.
A true entrepreneur, at the age of 18, he was on the cutting edge of the 1980's software explosion as the inventor of an early generation PC-based retail inventory point of sale system. Three years later, in 1988, he sold this technology to the world's leading cash register manufacturer (NCR), and has since spent the ensuing 30 years providing smart capital and strategic advisory as a financier of many global ventures.
Earl Vizzone, VP of Business Development and Contracts
Earl has a deep-rooted background in the automotive industry spending 23 years as the Director of Business Development and Contracts for FAPS, Inc. in Port Newark, NJ, a 60 year old company processing as many as 400,000 units per year for the major auto manufactures, steamship lines and railroads. His experience in contract development and performance auditing will help set IVS as the benchmark for vehicle upfitting and other related programs. Mr.Vizzone is an ISO Lead Auditor and Quality Program Manager, recognized as a leader amongst his peers, Earl received the “Person of the Year Award” from Ford Motor Company and the “Bravo” award from Volvo for his dedication to their overall operations.