Jordan Rees, Chief Executive Officer
Jordan Rees is our C.E.O and driving force of customer satisfaction and growth. Combining a mix business strategy with professional leadership and development. Jordan works with business owners and General Managers like you to help build your teams, and help discover the hidden talent in our industry. Whether you are a big dealer group, or a family run operation, Jordan will assist in determining and finding the right fit to help increase your business.
Jordan brings more than 10 years of management experience in the automotive industry. Before joining Auto Careers Group, Jordan started his career in the industry at the Canadian Automotive Institute (C.A.I.) at Georgian College, and has experience at a corporate head office with a luxury brand in Sales and Distribution. Jordan then went on to retail where he spent five years in Sales Management and F&I. Jordan joined auto careers group as an automotive recruitment specialist and later became a partner in the new West Coast Operations, overseeing Calgary and Vancouver which service Winnipeg West to Vancouver and North to the Yukon and Territories. In 2015, Jordan was named Chief Executive Officer to oversee Canada and the expansion throughout the USA. With Jordan’s focus on building relationships, and ensuring each client receives our top service every time, he and his teams are sure to be a valuable asset to your recruitment needs.
Phone: (+1) 403.991.9009
Paul Brosnan, RPA, Chief Financial Officer
Armed with a business and finance management degree and holding the RPA designation, Paul entered the business world in a sales and operations role in retail and quickly climbed the ranks to a Director in the healthcare sector. Paul has a proven track record of attaining corporate mandates, managing projects and leading the day to day financial management of many successful companies. During his tenure, Paul has managed budgets up to $200M and has worked alongside company CFOs on mergers and acquisitions across Canada and the U.S.
Specialties: Financial analysis and tax planning, business valuations, interpretation and preparation of financial reports, budgets and proposals, strategic planning to improve operations, improving revenues and reducing expenses in order to meet or exceed budget and grow the business.
Phone: (+1) 905.604.4950
Jessi Kessel, Director of Operations
Jessi has 15 years of Automotive experience both working in a dealership as well as for vendors. She has held roles such as Sales Representative, Account Manager, Sales & Marketing Executive and more recently has been operating her own Marketing Agency for dealerships since 2016. Throughout her career, she has always helped companies grow and develop new business. Jessi has a track record for increasing revenue through developing great relationships and providing value to others.
Jessi is now acting as Director of Operations for Auto Careers Group bringing with her a wealth of Automotive experience in Sales, Marketing, Social Media and her love for helping people in the Auto industry. She is also a big advocate for women in automotive and hopes to support other women and men in the industry to attain their ideal jobs and ultimately live happier lives. Besides work, she is a loving wife and mom of two little kids, Emily & Jordan, and her dog Bailey.
Phone: (+1) 905.604.4950
Greg Cookson, Account Executive
Greg Cookson has spent his entire 30 plus year career in the Automotive space and is 3rd generation Automotive on both OEM and Dealer Principal sides. Having worked in the USA for 28 years with the likes of AutoNation, Sonic Automotive, MB-USA and Safe-Guard Products USA and Canada, Greg has returned to his home Country of Canada.
Greg has launched both Variable & Fixed Ops products on scale across multiple rooftops in the USA and Canada.
Starting from the ground up in Sales to Director level, Greg has worked with them all and understands from firsthand experience what works. When he’s not working, he’s up North on the Georgian trail, or skiing. Proud pop of two great kids!
Phone (+1) 647.529.4655
Payam Ahmad, Account Executive
Payam recently left his full-time position within the Canadian Armed Forces to join the Auto Careers Group team. After completing his advanced diploma at Seneca College for Business Administration and Marketing, Payam left to work for the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group at Canadian Forces Base Borden during which, he received a commander’s commendation for dedication to his work, unit, and teammates.
Although Payam has never worked in the retail automotive industry, he has worked at Auto Careers Group multiple times throughout his youth both as a part time associate and as a marketing consultant during his time at Seneca College. With both of Payam’s parents owning their own businesses in the automotive industry you could say that this position is a natural fit considering his upbringing.
With the knowledge and experience gained competing at both provincial and national level marketing competitions, Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition and Business Development Canada’s College Marketing Competition respectively, in tandem with the work ethic and drive he inherited from his military training, Payam is eager to tackle his new position and achieve success for all parties.
Phone: (+1) 647.502.5581
Nichole McMinn, Account Executive
Nichole has worked in the automotive retail industry for more than 20 years, gaining experience in the industry as a successful automotive professional, she worked her way up through Sales, Finance, New Vehicle Sales Manager, and General Sales Manager. In addition to sales, and management Nichole worked for several years as an accomplished Automotive Trainer with a marketing company. During her experience she has worked with hundreds of automotive professionals helping them develop skills, and a pathway to success.
As a seasoned professional, she is passionate about helping others in their journey of personal growth and achievements.
Nichole is eager to assist all Automotive professionals in achieving their career goals. Raising two incredible boys in a dealership environment, Nichole is confident they knew what an RDR was before a happy meal.
Phone: (+1) 647.642.3064
Lori Schimnosky, Account Executive
Lori has 10 years of management experience in the asset-based financing world holding positions including Controller, Account Manager and Finance Director.
In the last 3 years Lori's focus has been on growing her knowledge of the automotive industry. Having found sucess in the automotive financing space Lori has taken her leadership and sales skills to Auto Careers Group as an Account Executive where she intends on using her knowledge of the current automotive trends to bring the right candidate to your doorstep.
Not only does Lori enjoy growing her skill sets in the workforce she is also a mother, a fitness coach and certified Reiki practitioner.
Phone: (+1) 416.908.4993