Mark F. O'Neil has served as our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since May 2005, and he has been a member of the board of directors since August 2001. From August 2001 to May 2005, Mr. O'Neil served as our Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. O'Neil began his career at Intel Corporation, where he first developed knowledge of the technology industry. He subsequently worked for McKinsey & Co. before moving to the automotive industry in the late 1980's. His experience in the automotive industry includes serving as President of Ertley MotorWorld, a dealer group based in Pennsylvania. From this traditional retail dealer group, Mr. O'Neil went on to co-found and lead the development and rollout of CarMax, Inc., a publicly-held used automobile retailer. From June 2000 through January 2001, Mr. O'Neil was President and Chief Operating Officer of Greenlight.com, an online automotive sales website. He also serves as a director of DealerTire LLC, a privately held company. Mr. O'Neil holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rajesh (Raj) Sundaram was named Co-President in November 2014. He served as Executive Vice President and Group President, Dealer Solutions since January 2013, and Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services Group, since January 2009. From August 2006 through January 2009, Mr. Sundaram served as Senior Vice President, Dealer Solutions. Mr. Sundaram served as President of Automotive Lease Guide (alg), Inc. and President of Automotive Lease Guide (alg), LLC, from 2002 until its acquisition by us in May 2005, and continued to hold those positions from May 2005 to August 2006. Prior to joining ALG as Vice President and General Manager in 1999, Mr. Sundaram served as Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Pricing at Nissan North America, Inc. from 1997 to 1999, and held various positions in financial planning including Finance Manager, Infiniti division at Nissan North America, Inc. from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Sundaram previously held roles in the controller's office of the Ford division of Ford Motor Company from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Sundaram holds a BS and MS in Accounting from the University of Mumbai in India and an MBA in Finance from Lehigh University.
Rick Gibbs was named Co-President in November 2014. He served as Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing Solutions, since March 2014, when Dealer.com, the company he co-founded in 1998, was acquired by Dealertrack Technologies. At Dealer.com, Mr. Gibbs served as CEO and president since December 2013. Prior to that, he was the company’s Chief Technology Officer and President for three years, where he provided the strategic vision for the company and led the development of Dealer.com's suite of industry defining products. Previous to co-founding Dealer.com, Mr. Gibbs served as a consultant at Noblestar Systems from 1997 until 1999, where he designed next-generation web applications. Mr. Gibbs holds a BS in Computer Engineering with a focus on Software Engineering from Clarkson University.
Eric D. Jacobs was named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer in 2013. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since January 2009 and has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 2009. From January 2004 through January 2009 Mr. Jacobs served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From August 2006 through January 2009 Mr. Jacobs also served as President of DealerTrack Canada, Inc., our Canadian subsidiary, formerly known as dealerAccess Canada, Inc. From April 2002 to December 2003, Mr. Jacobs served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Jacobs was an associate at the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP where he specialized in general corporate and securities law from August 1998 to April 2002. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Jacobs was an audit manager and CPA at KPMG LLP. Mr. Jacobs holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Rider University and a JD, with honors, from the Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
Richard McLeer was named Senior Vice President, Technology and Service Solutions, in May 2015, and has served as Chief Information Officer since January 2009. From August 2006 through January 2009, Mr. McLeer served as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development. From April 2005 to August 2006, Mr. McLeer served as Vice President, Credit and Contract Solutions for DealerTrack, Inc., and served as our National Lender Development Manager from February 2001 to April 2005. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. McLeer was Senior Vice President and National Product Director for the Bank of America Auto Group, and previously held a variety of marketing, sales and business development positions at Bank of America. Prior to that, Mr. McLeer worked at Trans Union Corporation from 1993 to 1996. Other previous experience includes two years serving as controller of Ellesse, U.S.A., a division of Reebok, and four years in public accounting. Mr. McLeer holds a BS in Accounting from Hofstra University and is a CPA.
Mark Furcolo was named Senior Vice President, Processing Solutions and Enterprise Performance in May 2015. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Furcolo served as Senior Vice President, Processing Solutions Group, since February 2011. From December 2008 to its acquisition by Dealertrack in February 2011, Mr. Furcolo served as the Chief Executive Officer of triVIN, Inc. (triVIN). Mr. Furcolo also held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of General Systems Solutions, Inc. (GSS), a subsidiary of triVIN, from March of 2007 through the acquisition. Mr. Furcolo served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of triVIN from June 1998 through March 2007, and as the Chief Financial Officer of GSS from November 1995 through March 2007. Mr. Furcolo joined GSS in June 1992 as its Controller and Finance Manager. Before joining GSS, Mr. Furcolo served as a commercial loan officer of Fleet Bank from June 1989 to June 1992. Before joining Fleet Bank, Mr. Furcolo was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island where he instructed courses on software development. He received his MBA and his BA from the University of Rhode Island.
Amit Maheshwari is responsible for Dealertrack's corporate strategy development and planning processes and oversees a Dealertrack-wide OEM relationship management group. Most recently, Mr. Maheshwari lead the company's digital retailing business, which provides consumer-facing solutions to dealers, portals and manufacturers with the goal of improving the online sales process and delivering qualified consumer leads to dealers. Previously, he was responsible for Dealertrack's automotive data businesses, which included ALG and Chrome Systems, and was General Manager of Dealertrack's accessories solutions group. Mr. Maheshwari has worked at Fortune 100 companies, such as General Electric Co., and consulted for companies, including ADP Dealer Services and Baxter Healthcare. Mr. Maheshwari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University in Wisconsin and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University in New York.
Kristin Halpin was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources (HR), Dealertrack, in May 2014. Ms. Halpin has been a strategic and progressive HR professional in dynamic global talent management and HR environments for more than 20 years. Prior to Dealertrack, she was Chief Talent Officer at Dealer.com. Previously, she served in Washington D.C., as the Senior Director of Human Resources for DAI (Development Alternatives, Inc.), an international development company with $400 million in revenue and more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Prior to DAI, Ms. Halpin lived in London where she led the effort on building an HR infrastructure for IDX Systems Corporation – acquired by GE Healthcare in 2006 – throughout London and Southern England. She also lived in Hong Kong working for Expedia, APAC (Asia Pacific), where she built the HR Infrastructure and partnered in opening up seven different offices over the Asia Pacific region.