Officers

Joel Kansanback

Joel Kansanback

President

  • 25 Years of automotive F&I experience
  • Served as an F&I specialist, Account Rep, District Training Manager, and Regional Business Development Manager at Pat Ryan
  • Served as Regional Sales Manager, National Accounts manager and Director of Sales at Citigroup
  • Formed Automotive Development Group in 2002

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Bill Kelly

Partner

  • 25 years in the retail auto and insurance industry
  • Served as an F&I Specialist, Account Executive, and National Product Manager at Western Diversified (Protective)
  • Led Protective’s National Marine F&I outsourcing operation called Navvis Solutions
  • Joined Automotive Development Group in 2004 and acquired Navvis solutions shortly after

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ADG Team Members

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Mark Ekhoff

VP of Business Development
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  • Joined in April of 2006
  • 4 years of F&I experience with Toyota, Chevrolet and Dodge
  • 1 year as a new Car Manager at a Dodge store
  • Senior buyer for Best Buy Software Department
  • Owned and managed a national repping company
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Dan Hahn

Director of Training Fixed Operations
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  • Joined in March of 2014
  • ASE Master Certified Technician (over twelve years of experience)
  • Toyota Certified Technician
  • Served as Master Certified Service Manager for three years
  • Hunter Certified Alignment Specialist
  • Multiple Toyota President’s Award and Service Excellence Winner
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David Kelly

Director of Training Variable Operations
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  • Joined in December of 2013
  • Joined the auto industry in 2004 as a sales professional and was shortly promoted to Business Manager and then Finance Director
  • In 2009 he began South Dakota Dealer Services, endorsed by both South Dakota Automotive Dealers Association and South Dakota Independent Automotive Dealers Association.
  • Prior to joining the auto industry he enjoyed a successful 20 year career with Schwan’s Food Company as a national sales instructor and division manager.
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Grant Torgerson

Training and Marketing Coordinator
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  • Joined ADG February 2017
  • 3 years of experience in the automotive industry
  • Worked in the Hybrid – Sales/F&I Environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
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Mark Timperley

Regional Training Director (MN)
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  • Joined in August of 2011
  • 17 years of experience in the automotive industry
  • General Manager of a large Honda dealership
  • Managing Director of Malibu Products
  • Graduate of NADA Dealer Academy General Management School
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Francis Fagan

Regional Training Director (IL/IN)
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  • Joined in July of 2014
  • Has been in the Retail Automobile Business for 25 years
  • Started off his career as a Sales Person and eventually became a Dealer in West Palm Beach Florida
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Peter Celatka

Regional Training Director (IA, WI, FL)
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  • Joined in August of 2013
  • Has over 20 years in the Automotive Industry
  • Served as the New Business Development Manager and Sales Manager and Consultant at American Financial and Automotive Services.
  • Spent 16 years with a large Twin Cities dealer group where he served as General Manager, Sales Manager and Director of Finance
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Ben Borer

Regional Training Director (SD, PA)
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  • Joined in September of 2013
  • General Manager of a Wisconsin Dealership
  • General Sales Manager of a Minnesota Dealership
  • 6 years of experience as an F&I Manager and F&I Director
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Heidi Heckes

District Training Manager (MN)
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  • Joined in April of 2009
  • 24 years of experience in the car business
  • 8 years with JM&A
  • 6 years in finance
  • F&I Director of a 15 store dealer group
brandon lubich

Brandon Lubich

District Training Manager (MN, WI)
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  • Joined in November of 2013
  • Began his automotive career in sales at a large Twin Cities Honda dealer
  • Spent time on the show floor and in the Internet Department
  • Served as Finance Manager for three prominent Twin Cities dealer groups before joining Automotive Development Group
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Christian McNellis

District Training Manager (MN)
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  • Joined in April of 2014
  • Served as the Finance Director for a large Twin Cities dealer group
  • Has over 6 years of Finance Director experience
  • Served on the F&I Development Team at United Car Care
mike browner

Mike Browner

District Training Manager (IL/IN)
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  • Joined in April of 2009
  • 24 years of experience in the car business
  • 8 years with JM&A
  • 6 years in finance
  • F&I Director of a 15 store dealer group
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Mark Fisch

District Training Manager (MN)
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  • Joined in March 2015
  • 13 years of retail automotive experience
  • 6 years of F&I manager \ F&I Director experience across multiple brands
  • Served as Director of Finance for large metro auto group
  • Spent 4 years as General Manager of a metro Hyundai dealer
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Dustin Baker

Account Executive (MN)
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  • Joined ADG January 2017
  • 12 years of experience in the automotive industry
  • Served as Business Manager
  • 7 years as a Finance Director of a Minnesota Dealership
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Steve McGurk

Senior Associate (IA)
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  • Joined ADG August 2016
  • 18 years of F&I Training / Income Development with Rosenberg & Associate in Iowa & Wisconsin
  • 4 years of experience in Sales & Consulting with Reynold & Reynolds in Iowa & Missouri. 4 years with Fleetwood Enterprise in 12 SE States and 3 years of experience in Sales & Consulting with Chrysler Corporation in Madison Wisconsin.
  • Family owned McGurk – Meyers Motors Iowa City Iowa
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Brad Spaans

Account Executive (SD)
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  • Joined April 2016
  • 13 years training development and management experience
  • Enjoyed 8 years training/developing sales consultants and F&I managers at a high producing Ford-Lincoln dealership
  • Positions held included Sales Consultant, Aftermarket Sales, F&I Manager, Sales Manager, General Manager
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Jason Young

District Training Manager (IL, IN)
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  • 20 years of experience in the retail automobile business
  • Over 10 years of experience as a finance manager
  • Over 6 years of experience as a general manager with 2 large Illinois auto groups
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Kellen Vance

Account Executive (NE, IA)
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  • Joined ADG October 2016
  • Spent 5 years as a Finance Manager at the Midwest Region’s largest Chevrolet dealer.
  • Spent a year as the Finance Director training incoming Finance Managers.
  • Spent 2 years training and developing Finance Managers in Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.
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Steve Husak

Senior Associate (IA)
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  • Joined ADG August 2016
  • 28 years in the auto industry
  • 6 Years retail experience in F& I and Sales Management
  • 4 Years as the Midwest Training Director for a National Restaurant Chain prior to the auto industry
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Tim Gehr

Account Executive (IL, IN)
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  • 20 years of experience in the retail automobile business
  • Over 10 years of experience as a finance manager
  • Over 6 years of experience as a general manager with 2 large Illinois auto groups
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RJ Campolo

Account Executive (PA)
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  • Joined ADG June 2017
  • Began his automotive career in sales and quickly became a top salesman at a large metro dealer
  • Served as a top F&I performer in the western PA region for a large Honda dealership
  • Trainer of F&I professionals for a large metro dealer group
john melton

John Melton

Account Executive (IL, IN)
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  • Veteran automotive professional who brings experience in sales, sales management as well as in the F & I office
  • Served as Salesperson, Used Car Sales Managers, New Car Sales Manager, F&I Director, and F&I Trainer all across the nation.
  • Over 30 years of experience within the automotive industry
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Marcella Ketterer

Account Executive (PA)
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  • Joined ADG February 2018
  • Served as Finance Director with a large dealer group
  • Recognized as top F&I performer for northwestern PA & Ohio regions
  • Over 8 years of experience in insurance, private banking, and wealth management