Nominate a bright young talent in the remarketing industry for recognition at Used Car Week as part of Auto Remarketing’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 here.

As we enter the fourth year of Auto Remarketing’s 40 Under 40 and look forward to celebrating another crop of incredible young people in the used-car realm, let’s take a quick look back at some of our former honorees to see how and what they’re doing in their promising careers…

sarah amicoSarah Amico (2015)

Sarah was honored in the first 40 Under 40 class at Used Car Week 2015. She’s still serving as executive chair of the Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. board of directors. However, in the years since, she was honored at Used Car Week 2017 during the National Remarketing Convention as one of that year’s Women in Remarketing, and soon after, she publicly announced a bid to run for lieutenant governor of Georgia — a “politically purple advocate for common-sense policy” with healthcare, public education, adoption and the economy as her major planks.

Jeremiah Wheeler (2015)

Jeremiah his tenure at Digital Recognition Network (DRN) as vice president of fintech in 2011, and his work after his promotion to EVP and general manager of fintech placed him on 40 Under 40’s first class. He’s still overseeing hardware revenue, data acquisition, budgets, sales teams and more at DRN in Fort Worth, Texas, but he’s also spoken at Used Car Week in 2017 and will be representing DRN in a peer-to-peer session at the inaugural Automotive Intelligence Summit in Raleigh, N.C. in late July.

Jose Esparza (2016)

Jose joined up with Ally Financial in February of 2014 and quickly made an impression as senior director of loss mitigation — one good enough to see himself nominated and honored as a member of the second class of AR’s 40 Under 40. Jose’s still at Ally, responsible for a portfolio in excess of $5B in outstandings and over $200M in year-over-year recoveries, overseeing a department of 160 full-time employees and more than a dozen vendor partners.


Veronica Tai (2016)

Veronica began her career with Manheim in 2001 as a web author. Fifteen years later, she had worked her way up to the position of senior product manager. Her inspiring, ladder-climbing career at Manheim earned her a spot in the second class of AR’s 40 Under 40 at UCW 2016. This past December, Veronica left Manheim for its parent company, Cox Automotive, where she received the title of principal product manager for the auto giant.

Kartheek Veeravalli (2017)

Kartheek studied as a civil engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati before joining FICO’s Bangalore branch as a solutions consultant. He immigrated to America in the fall of 2009 to take a job as risk manager for Think Finance in Fort Worth before joining defi SOLUTIONS as chief product officer in January 2014. His ethic exemplifies AR’s 40 Under 40, and he was recognized for his efforts in the awards’ third class. He’s still at defi, and he will represent them in a P2P roundtable at the Automotive Intelligence Summit in Raleigh, N.C. this summer.

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