Management Team

Hans Bodine
CEO

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 Johnson
CTO

Clay runs all things product and technology at Carlease.com. He's previously run startups and product development at world class technology companies.

Tony Basich
Sales Director

Combining a deep knowledge of the automotive industry and a background in specialized leasing solutions, Tony 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.


Mitch Golub
Chairman

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 Pascucci
Board 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 Grau
Advisor

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 Mahlik
Advisor

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.


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