Guiding our investment strategy

Our investment committee is made up of seasoned executives with decades of experience within the automotive and financial sectors.

Carl Ortell

CEO, Holman Enterprises

Experience: Holman employee since 1986, rising from an internal auditor to president of ARI, and most recently CEO of Holman Enterprises. Experienced with growing the business, expanding to new global markets, and building on a culture of learning and employee development.

Education: LaSalle University, B.S. in Accounting

William Cariss

CEO, Holman Strategic Ventures

Experience: Holman employee since 1984 with decades of leadership experience, most recently overseeing Holman’s start-up and venture investment activities.

Education: Messiah College, B.S. in Business Administration and University of California, Irvine, M.B.A.

Christopher S. Hurren

CFO, Holman Enterprises

Experience: Prior experience in finance with General Motors of Canada, KPMG, and BMW. Joined the Holman family of businesses in 2010, holding various leadership positions in the financial field.

Education: Western University, B.A. in Economics, M.B.A

Gernot Leinenbach

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Holman Enterprises

Experience: Prior experience as CFO of the Consumer and Online Division in Germany, then as CFO Commercial Business/Germany, and finally as worldwide CFO of their Enterprise Services & Consulting Division with Microsoft.  Joined the Holman family of businesses in 2015 as senior vice president of finance. Currently oversees all finance and strategy initiatives for the organization’s global businesses.

Education: University of Hohenheim, B.S. in Economics and University of Saarland, MBA

John Trieu

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member

Experience: Almost 20 years investing experience spanning many industries and company stages. Experience includes Lazard Asset Management, Cerberus Capital Management, Steel City Capital Funding, and LBC Credit Partners.

Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Economics