With over 20 years of experience in automotive industry, Carlos began his journey in the late 1990’s. Since then, Carlos has developed an impressive career in both, the retail side of the business as well as in portfolio management. Before becoming AmeriDrive’s CEO, he worked as a CEO and CFO for different subprime lenders. This experience coupled with perspective have given Carlos the ability to envision the future if the auto industry. He saw that the new era of car consumer wanted for no long-term commitments and an easier choice to have a new car, and following these new trends AmeriDrive was born. Carlos got his MSF from Florida International University in 2015 and his MBA in 2013
Agustin moved to the United States in the year 2000 to complete his studies in Economics and Finance, and right after graduating from college he began his career in asset valuation and analysis. Agustin started his journey in the auto industry in 2012 as an underwriter. Since then, he has been able to move up to different executive positions within different organizations until he became part of the AmeriDrive’s founding team along with Carlos Hernandez. Before becoming AmeriDrive’s COO, Agustin worked as a COO of AmeriFinance, a subprime lender related to AmeriDrive. Agustin and Carlos have worked together since Agustin joined the industry in 2012. Agustin got his MBA from Florida Atlantic University in December 2016.
With over 17 years of experience in the auto industry, Karen started her career in the early 2000’s working as a Jr. underwriter for a well-known lender in South Florida. Thanks to her problem-solving skills and her ability to create processes, she was able to move up fast withing the organization. On July 2017 Karen joined Agustin and Carlos as VP of Origination in AmeriFinance. Along with Carlos and Agustin, Karen was the final piece of AmeriDrive’s founding team. Since AmeriDrive opened its doors in June 2018, Karen has successfully filled the role of VP of Operations.
Nicole joined AmeriDrive as a VP of Marketing in 2019, and with more than 15 years of experience working with multi-million-dollar brands and startups, Nicole understands what truly drives conversions, launches, marketing campaigns and brand DNA. Her passion for customer loyalty enables her to create innovative ways to connect, engage and convert customers into loyal users. At AmeriDrive, she has developed multiple campaigns to increase lead generation, and position the brand in different markets. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Consumer Products, Sales, Market Research, and International Marketing, she holds an MBA from Fordham University, NY and Chemical Engineering Background from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela.
Eduardo joined AmeriDrive as National Fleet Manager in August 2018 after an extensive career in the auto retail world. After many years in the industry, and as a former dealership owner, Eduardo saw the trend on retail sales decline, and saw AmeriDrive as the future of the industry.
With over 20 years of experience as an attorney, Pelayo has served as AmeriDrive’s legal counsel since its inception. Pelayo continues to manage his own legal firm, and he works for AmeriDrive in a consultant capacity. Pelayo has been a key component in the organization’s growth and success.
With over 13 years of experience in auto finance industry, Danny started his career with a well-known national auto lender as an underwriter. Due to his extraordinary sales skills as well as his ability to adapt to different environments, Danny quickly move up to several senior management positions during his career. Danny took over the Florida Market Manager position in November 2019, improving the market performance and utilization in a very short period of time. Danny has been with AmeriDrive since its inception performing different roles.
Graduating from The University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in 2018, Maria has spent most of her career in logistics. Her experience in logistics, on B2B sales, as well as her vast knowledge about the local market makes her a perfect fit for the company’s culture. Maria joined AmeriDrive in February 2020 as Texas Market Manager.
Graduating from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2014, Doral joined AmeriDrive in September 2019 as the Atlanta Market Manager. Prior to working for AmeriDrive, Doral worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for four years performing several roles. Since the day Doral joined the AmeriDrive team, he has brought great ideas that have helped the Atlanta market to grow to a level where it is AmeriDrive’s largest market.