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Our Sales and Support Teams

Our Sales Team is comprised of a Senior VP of Sales & Marketing and several Regional Sales Managers. Each Regional Sales Manager performs several functions including:

  • Agent and dealer education about the Premier Dealer Services business model and key differentiators and advantages
  • Support with dealership installation, training and ongoing service
  • Increasing dealer revenue through consultation, production report reviews and education

The members of the PDS Sales Support Team provide a single point of contact for Regional Sales Managers, agents and dealers within PDS. This group’s primary focus is to assist our customers with information and issue resolution, and act as the link between other departments within our organization. Sales Support is empowered by a sophisticated software tool to track, manage and resolve the needs and concerns of our customers. Sales Support also distributes marketing materials, forms and product supplies to our customers.

Sales Team

  • Mark Baker Senior VP of Sales & Marketing
    Mark Baker

    Mark started his career with a credit insurance provider in Michigan back in 1977. He held increasingly responsible positions including service representative, Sales and Service, Account Executive and Divisional Manager while expanding business throughout the Midwest. Mark then spent a year in retail before being recruited back into this industry with a national provider. As his career progressed, he held national sales positions with publicly held dealerships and top 100 retailers, and created private label plans and programs.

    Upon joining PDS in August 2004, Mark was charged with creating a superior national sales team and developing the support mechanisms needed to fuel long-term growth in an ever-evolving marketplace. In the last four years under Mark's leadership, Premier has established a national presence and increased sales production substantially, year over year, in a challenging auto sales environment.

  • Kevin Mohan Regional Sales Manager
    Kevin Mohan

    Kevin has worked for more than 25 years in the insurance and automotive industries, including managing various business units at Progressive Insurance and Great American Insurance Company. He started the Dealer Services Division at Great American Insurance Company in 1997. Kevin has focused most of his efforts at developing F&I products and programs for sale by auto dealerships, auto manufacturers’ captive finance companies and banks. Kevin is a graduate of Georgetown University, and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. His current responsibilities include marketing our F&I products, recruiting and training new agents, developing and maintaining agent and dealer relationships, and assisting PDS’s agents grow their businesses.

Sales Support Team

  • James Speck Manager of Sales Administration
    James Speck

    James joined Premier in 2004, after several years in the automotive repair industry. Initially specializing in product development, he engineered several of the application-based tools still utilized by PDS agents and dealers today. In 2006, he transitioned to the sales support team where he has applied automotive knowledge and product development insight. His current duties involve maintaining and developing current accounts, maximizing product and process efficiencies, collaborating with our underwriters, and building lasting relationships with dealers and agents.

  • Matthew Levinter Account Executive
    Matthew Levinter

    Account Executive Matthew came to San Diego and PDS in the fall of 2004 after moving cross country with his family to escape the NY winters while working under another VSC Administrator. Through his previous involvement with Interstate National Dealer Services, where he worked in the same capacity as Sr. Marketing Coordinator for 5 years, he has developed relationships with many current PDS dealers and agents and has brought a strong product and industry knowledge base to the organization.

  • Cathy Eddy Account Executive
    Cathy Eddy

    Cathy joined PDS in 2000 as a Special Project Manager working with the FRG program. In 2004 she started working with the GAP program and soon became the GAP Product Manager. In October 2009 she transferred to the Sales Support department to her current role. Before coming to PDS she spent four years in the auto aftermarket division of Protective Life, four years working with a General Agent at Penn Mutual Life and eight years with various sub-prime lenders. Cathy has heart-felt enthusiasm for providing excellent customer service and effectively manages our relationships with some of our largest private label accounts.

  • Sheri Carson Account Executive
    Sheri Hysan

    Sheri joined PDS as a National Account Executive in August 2007, and she brings four years experience as the Operations Manager in an insurance agency. In her home state of Maryland, Sheri worked with a team of agents, independent contractors, suppliers, administrators and underwriters to increase dealer profitability. Sheri has coordinated training and product presentations, developed sales and marketing materials, and run the day-to-day operations of an agency. This background allows her to aid in developing private label programs for captive finance companies and agencies in the United States and Canada. Sheri also contributes to the Sales Support team in a client management capacity, creating and maintaining positive relationships.

  • Management

  • Chris Motter Senior VP of Claims and Administration
    Chris Motter

    Chris has been in the automotive administration business since 1986. Chris started as a claims adjuster for a National vehicle service Contract provider and was promoted to National Claims Manager and then to Vice President of Operations. His duties were further expanded to include Sales Administration, Product Development, Insurance Carrier Relations and Risk Management. Chris attended The Ohio State University majoring in Business Management from 1977 to 1980. He joined Premier Dealer Services in November, 2009 as the Senior Vice President of Claims and Administration.

  • Kurt Wolery Senior VP of Legal, Compliance and Human Resources
    Kurt Wolery

    Kurt has over 24 years in the automotive and administrative industry. Having started his career as a claims adjuster in 1986, he advanced to the position of National Claims Manager while attending college where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University. Kurt continued his education by attending law school at night, earning his Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. His responsibilities were expanded to include the position of Assistant General Counsel and eventually General Counsel of national provider. He joined Premier Dealer Services in November, 2009 as the Senior Vice President of Legal, Compliance and Human Resources.

  • Rick Collins Senior VP of Information Technology
    Rick Collins

    Rick has over 28 years experience in the Information Technology field with the last 20 years focused on Insurance products supporting the Auto industry. Rick was the Vice President of Information Technology for a National Insurance Company offering service contracts, credit life, and commercial lines products. For the last 11 years Rick has served as Vice President of Information systems and C.I.O for a leading Third Party Administration Company and a new startup Service Contract Provider. His responsibilities included the Development of the Service Contract Administration System along with the management and implementation of the Telecommunications and IT Network. He joined Premier Dealer Services in November, 2009 as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology.