At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Automotive space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Luke K. Smith
President & CEO of MVTRAC
Luke Smith is the Former CEO & President at MVTRAC.
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About MVTRAC: MVTRAC is the leading provider of on-demand data solutions for auto finance.
CEO and Founder of Xtreme Xperience
After a sales and management stint in the luxury concierge industry it didn’t take Adam long to realize that people everywhere, from all walks of life, wanted the same thing: to experience the adrenaline and allure of the world’s finest automobiles in a setting that was heart-pounding, yet safe, but most of all convenient and affordable. In 2012, with a small team, Adam proved his point and hosted the first Xtreme Xperience event. Each day he uses that same mentality to continually improve the program, lead the best team, provide new experiences and, above all, help each one of Xtreme Xperience’s customers check something off of their bucket list and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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About Xtreme Xperience: Xtreme Xperience makes the world’s best exotic cars accessible for everyone to enjoy on real racetracks.
Co-Founder & CEO of Koloni
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About Koloni: Koloni is a sharing platform that enables users to own and deploy their own smart lockers, bike share, scooters and so much more.
George Jurica Magoci
CEO of Fueloyal
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About Fueloyal, IMPACT Accelerator, Techstars: Connected Vehicle Application Platform
Roman M. Kuropas
Founder and CEO of Innova EV
As founder and CEO, Roman strives to make 100% electric, 4G LTE connected vehicles more accessible to universities and municipalities. Before Innova EV, Roman was CEO of Expert Corporation, a global manufacturer of LEV2 and PZEV evaporative emissions systems used on over 15 million vehicles manufactured globally. He and his team have also contributed to the development of instrument clusters, telematics and LCD touch screens for companies like Fisker, Tesla and Case New Holland.
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About Innova EV: Innova EV provides universities and cities affordable zero-emission first- and last-mile mobility.
CEO of Beliaa
➳ Passionate about creativity and innovation. Concept to launch of ideas. Some of the products designed & developed are used worldwide adding value and strongly impacting the community where the social application is launched wither it’s within the Healthcare or Automotive industry. ➳ Widely diversified skills across industry and function. Began career in software development, moved to project management consulting and now an social internet start-up. ➳ Consulting with cross-functional teams and across an organization, experienced in engaging with different business units on a large number of of governmental, multinational and non governmental projects, all through specializing in the internet domain. ➳ Skilled in customer, vendor, stake holder and team management. Moreover, managed teams across the GCC ,European Region and the US and exposed to cross culture. ➳ Specialist in understanding customer needs and proposing solutions, bridging the worlds of business & IT, dealing with technical and non-technical people and domains in architecture of products and solutions. ➳ Industries worked in include Information and Technology, Medicine, Oil & Gas, Banking and Finance, Transportation, Automatize, Healthcare, Education, CRM, Electronics and Manufacturing.
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About Arch Technology, LLC, Beliaa, NetCareme Emergencycare System: Beliaa is a mobile application has been developed to provide Road Assistance and Maintenance Reservation Services for car owners,
Co-Founder & CEO of ClearFlame Engines
BJ Johnson is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at ClearFlame Engines.
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About ClearFlame Engines: ClearFlame decarbonizes heavy-duty engines while reducing operating costs, to protect the future from the challenge of diesel fuel.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Roadside Protect
Dean Raschke founded Roadside Protect in 2002 and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. Dean focuses on the overall strategic direction of the company, strategic partnerships, company capitalization, and leads the operations of the printing and fulfillment division. Dean’s prior experience includes leadership roles at Household Finance, The Signature Group, and General Electric. While at GE Partnership Marketing Group, Dean held the position of Vice President of Operations where he was responsible for an organization of over 700 associates as well as for relationships with strategic alliance partners. His organization was responsible for the servicing of GE’s roadside assistance and motor club customers. Dean holds a degree from Elmhurst College in Business. Dean is an active member of The Shelter for abused children and has served as the Honorary Chairman for fund raising efforts. Dean is married to his wife Jill and has two daughters Mia Rose and Olivia Grace. Dean is an avid sports fan having played basketball at the collegiate level. His favorite team is whichever team his daughters are playing on at that time of the year.
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About Roadside Protect: Roadside Protect is a leading provider of specialty roadside assistance programs.
Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Yacht Works
Since 2011 i have been exclusively focused on the marine industry. I assumed control of Chicago Yacht Yard, a full-service marine service and storage facility located on the river in downtown Chicago. In a short time, this business was transformed into an industry leader with significant gains in both service and storage as well as adding both brokerage and new boat sales to our business lines. Chicago Yacht Yard is now the Great Lakes regional dealer for Fairline Boats of the UK (www.fairline.com) Zar by Formenti of Milan, Italy (www.zar-formenti.net), Mercury Marine and Comitti boats of Italy (www.comittigroup.com). Chicago Yacht Yard is now recognized as the premier marine sales, service and storage facility in lower Lake Michigan and one of the best in the Great Lakes.
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About Chicago Yacht Works: Chicago boat dealership with new boats, used boats, boat service, boat classes, boat rentals, boat parts & accessories and boat storage.