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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.
Mike brings over 25 years of business experience in the private and public sector to PowerBand. He has an extensive background in working with technology companies in scaling and financing their operations in the United States, and elsewhere across the globe. He has worked with companies in New York, Silicon Valley, London and Canada. Mike has also worked in the public sector in the role of Canadian Foreign Service Officer Consul and Senior Economic Development Officer for the Province of Ontario. Previously, Mike worked on Wall Street with several hedge funds and investment banking firms, including Goldman Sachs. He has served as a strategic advisor to various technology companies in the financial services, insurance, Internet of Things, security and intelligence, online payments and cryptocurrency sectors. Mike has extensive experience in the automotive OEM, OES and dealer market, having worked with Toyota, FCA, GM, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Continental and other global Original Equipment partners.
Frank brings over 35 years of experience in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and management consulting to a vast variety of businesses over the years. He has held a Tax Manager's position with a large independent CA Firm and as a Tax Partner in a local accounting firm in Hamilton, Ontario for over 12 years. Subsequently, in his own private practice, Frank serviced numerous clients in all areas of taxation, including incorporations, amalgamations, estates and all areas of taxpayer representations and appeals with various government agencies.
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.