Carlease is the premier, car leasing experience site, delivering expert, efficient and concierge-level service to help you find the right car, with the right offer, delivered to your door. With rapid technology advances and changing needs of buyers, leasing is quickly becoming the new path to vehicle ownership. Let our team of skilled, unbiased experts take the stress out of finding your next new car.
Hans is the CEO of Carlease.com. Prior to Carlease.com, he spent close to 20 years in the automotive industry focused on digital platforms and technology. He was one of the first sales leaders at cars.com; helping build the team to over 400 salespeople and 12,000 franchise and independent dealer customers.
Clay runs all things product and technology at Carlease.com. He's previously run startups and product development at world class technology companies.
Carl SchlegelAccount Manager
Combining a deep knowledge of the automotive industry and a background in specialized leasing solutions, Carl loves helping Carlease.com clients find their perfect lease.
Investors & Advisors
Lightbank is a $200M early stage technology venture fund based in Chicago. Lightbank was founded by serial entrepreneurs Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, founders of Groupon (GRPN), Echo Global Logistics (ECHO), InnerWorkings (INWK). Notable portfolio companies include Udemy, Uptake, Sprout Social, Tastyworks and Fiverr.
Founder and first employee of leading automotive shopping site Cars.com Mitch grew the business to record profitability with $600M in revenue, more than 31 million monthly visits, 21,000 dealers advertisers, 1,500 employees and ad relationships with every auto manufacturer selling cars in the US. Cars.com was sold to Gannett in Oct. 2014 for $2.75 Billion. Mitch is now president of MFG Digital Inc. where he is an investor and board member to many digital startups.
Victor PascucciBoard Member
Vic is the Managing Partner at Lightbank and former board member of TrueCar. Vic has over 17 years of experience in venture capital, fintech investing and financial services. He has been a part of over $600M in venture capital and M&A transactions. Vic has taken multiple companies public and through successful acquisitions.
Kayne is president of KAR Auction Services, Data as a Service (DaaS). As an operator, entrepreneur, investor, board member, and adviser, Kayne has an exceptional track record building businesses across various sectors. Previously as CTO, he assisted in the acquisition of Apartments.com to the CoStar Group for $585M. As Co-Founder and CEO, he led DRIVIN from inception to acquisition by KAR Auction Services for $43M.
Justin is Co-Founder and COO of DRIVIN, which was acquired by KAR Auction Services for $43M. He oversees the strategy, operations, and financial departments, as well as both industry and strategic dealer partnerships. Prior to DRIVIN, Mahlik had spent the majority of his career in finance, working at a middle market investment bank and private investment firm. As part of those roles, he oversaw a number of investments in the automotive space.