Scott Keller, Director of Sales
Scott has over 20 years automotive sales and marketing experience. He spent 12 years as the General Manager of a multi franchised dealer group where received several sales of excellence awards to include the Presidents Sales Award and the Diamond Sales of Excellence Award. In his tenure he also received accolades for having the highest market penetration in the South East Region at 258% objective of sales where he appeared in Automotive News. Scott’s belief is that you can never have enough training when it comes to sales and marketing. Since leaving automotive retail, Scott has attended over 15 seminars from many of the top sales and marketing coaches in the country that keeps him attuned to the latest sales and marketing strategies in today’s changing economy. Scott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro where he received BS Degree in Marketing with a minor in Physiology. He is also a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy.
Chad Shehan, Account Executive
Chad has over 20 years marketing experience in all aspects of media – from print, TV, radio, direct mail, social and digital marketing. He spent the first 6 years of his marketing profession with a local daily paper where he started as Account Executive then was later promoted to Advertising Director. During his 6 years of working there he and his team met and exceeded all sales goals. After serving as Advertising Director he spent 5 years as an Account Executive for a local cable company where he helped customers find the best mix of media with cable television and digital schedules. There, Chad reached his sales goals year after year and earned several top-performing awards with the company. In 2009, Chad started his own Advertising Agency here in Hickory, NC, where he and his team specialized in the North and South Carolina region serving automotive, jewelry and other local businesses. He is always determined to help the client in every way possible. In Chad’s professional career he has always believed in Babe Ruth’s motto: “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
Steve Clamp, Operations Manager
Steven has 25 years of retail experience, with the last 10 devoted solely to automotive retail. His dealership experience includes sales, Internet, BDC management, finance & insurance and general management. His accomplishments include Salesperson of the Year Awards, top F&I producer with GMAC, and turning a failing Kia dealership into a thriving, profitable enterprise. Steven has been involved in Prospect Vision since the beginning. As a sales person, he ran the first pilot program, successfully demonstrating the value of equity-based data mining. Taking no walk-ups and solely utilizing Prospect Vision, he demonstrated that he could be a top unit producer with high profit margins. Steven holds a B.A. degree in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Steven has a strong work ethic and believes through hard work and persistence, anything is attainable. Regardless of the position Steven holds, he strives to be the best and constantly looks for ways to improve.
Karen Koblanski, Office Manager
Karen has over 20 years of administrative support experience. Her involvement in the various roles of accounting, human resources, financial services, marketing, and management enables her to serve in a vital role at Prospect Vision. Throughout her career Karen has excelled in her organizational skills, as well as, providing strong relationships within the different disciplines of her work. She has proven very capable in adapting to the fast pace work environments with high confidence. She believes finding the organization’s “niche” is vital for performing with excellence and supporting the overall goal of a company.
Mike Voorhees, Data/Software Specialist
Mike is currently working toward two AAS degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology at Catawba Valley Community College. Prior to joining our team, from 2007 to 2012 he worked full time as a Flooring Installer for Complete Interiors, and part time at Catawba Valley Community College In the WW126 Computer Lab where he provided IT support for students and teachers In the Business and Technology Department. Since joining the team in May 2012, Mike has maintained the data integrity and also improved the performance of our proprietary Marketing software.
Jonathan Vang, Data/Imaging Specialist
Graduated in 2012 from Catawba Valley Community College with an AAS in Information Technology and certificate in Database. He participated in the United State Cyber Challenge and the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, gaining both knowledge and experience in information assurance. He joined the team in April 2012 bringing his insight to the table.
Durant Haire, Graphic Artist/Digital Pre-Press Specialist
Durant holds a B.A. in English from Lenoir-Rhyne University and has studied art at UNC-Charlotte. He has 20 years of experience in writing and graphic design. Durant has worked in the newspaper industry as designer, copy editor, writer, and production supervisor. He worked 5 1/2 years at Lowe’s Home Improvement as a technical writer, and he freelances in both design and writing. Durant believes that success relies on integrity and dedication to customers.