Revolutionizing the automotive Industry
At PowerBand, our Mission is to provide the automotive industry with an effective, innovative alternative to physical auctions as a method to buy and sell vehicles.
PowerBand envisions a comprehensive, transparent and effective marketplace solution that allows anyone who buys or sells vehicle in a marketplace to do so in the most effective manner possible.
Pioneers in the Automotive remarketing space
A collection of Automotive veterans with a passion to collectively and positively impact the industry
Building tools that are founded in transparency and fairness
PowerBand’s technology platform has been developed by a team of experienced automotive, technology and finance experts and has been refined through years of operational experience.
Management and Board of Directors
President & CEO / Director
Kelly has more than 27 years of automotive dealership ownership and management experience and has received General Motor’s Triple Crown Award, Ford Motor Company President’s Award, and Honda Canada’s Excellence Award. His vast automotive operational, financial and administrative expertise has led him to be the architect of the PowerBand Exchange. Kelly presently owns two domestic dealerships. Previously he worked for the World Trade Centre in Toronto, the Toronto Harbourfront Commission and Revenue Canada.
Jing is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant. He has worked in public accounting for the past fourteen years. Since December 2010, Jing has been the senior financial analyst at Marrelli Support Services Inc., a well-respected supplier of accounting and reporting services. Prior thereto, Jing was a senior accountant at MSCM LLP from June 2009 through December 2010 and at KPMG LLP from January 2007 through June 2009. Jing holds a Master’s degree in Management and Professional Accounting from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
VP Corporate Development
Following completion of his MBA, Richard worked in the Investment Banking Division at Citibank Canada in Toronto, Ontario. He subsequently established a corporate finance advisory firm and has successfully provided financial, strategic and management expertise for numerous companies in a variety of industries. Richard has extensive public market experience being a former President, CFO and Director of a TSX-V listed company. Richard was a Founder and original Director of AutoSoldNow, dating back to its launch in 2000 , which was later acquired by PowerBand.
VP Product Development
Mr. Chown has accumulated over 20 years of automotive retail experience from holding various management positions in both sales and service, leading to a position of group process and IT Manager for a large automotive group. Since 2009, Mr. Chown has been responsible for PowerBand’s product development and innovation. Jamie brings a deep knowledge of both automotive and technology sectors and continues to apply his skills and knowledge to drive the PowerBand Platform to become a leading, cloud-based, automotive solution.
Sean has worked for 18 years in the field of information technology for companies focused on enterprise financial solutions, consumer and commercial credit integrations. His experience spans technology, product development, customer relations and management operations, bringing a deep understanding of what it takes to span the gap between product and customer development.
Director Business Development
Mitch is a seasoned automotive executive with over 25 years in the industry. He has led the financing of wholesale vehicles for distribution across Canada and the U.S., dramatically increasing revenues in a short period of time. He has worked with some of the largest automotive IT firms in the used vehicle remarketing space, providing insight into the intricacies of the industry. Mitch has also been involved in building new remarketing channels in the industry.
Bill is a CPA, CA who currently manages the Burlington, Ontario office of a well-known regional accounting firm. Bill graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2003, passed his professional exams in 2010, and received his CPA, CA designation in 2013. Bill combines a strong background in accounting and assurance, and has a deep understanding of the automotive dealership industry.
Darrin has over 24 years of automotive dealership ownership and management experience. Darrin’s initial ownership experience culminated with his dealership receiving the Honda Excellence Award. Darrin’s previous automotive management experience began with manufacturer relationships including Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and then expanded to include GMC, Buick, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi. Darrin served as Chief Operating Officer for Hunt Automotive Group, effectively managing four franchise dealerships in adjoining states. Darrin presently presides as COO for an independent auto auction company with locations in Springdale, Arkansas, and Wichita, Kansas consigning over 350,000 vehicles and contributing over USD$1.0 billion in sales to the retail and wholesale automobile market. Darrin is also actively involved in the roll out of D2D Auto Auctions, an automotive online remarketing network in the United States that is owned equally by PowerBand and Bryan Hunt.
Ivan brings an extensive background in the areas of capital markets, project development, operations, and management. Originally, Ivan was involved in the management and operations of his family business, a nonferrous jobbing foundry, which had over sixty years of success in both the Canadian and U.S. markets. Ivan has participated financially and actively in other business ventures both in the private and public sectors, expanding from manufacturing to service sectors and commerce, project financing, marketing, real estate, healthcare, and natural resources. Ivan’s experience as a registered broker with the Ontario Securities Commission is a credit not only to his knowledge of the public markets and the financial industry, but also to his professionalism and integrity.