AN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SERVICE LEADER
Operating automotive repair shops across the United States, our ASE certified technicians deliver a complete range of vehicle repair and preventative maintenance services for all major vehicle makes and models. From Phoenix, to Knoxville, to Denver, to Houston, no matter which of our brands or locations you visit, Drive Automotive Services’ mission is to deliver fast, professional service and an exceptional experience that creates forever customers.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Strong organizations require strong leadership. Our industry leaders are among the best of the best. Our senior leaders are well-versed in retail automotive operations and bring a wealth of knowledge to their profession.
Rob Rajkowski was named Chief Executive Officer in May 2023. He is a visionary leader with an exceptional track record in the automotive aftermarket space. With nearly two decades of experience in the automotive industry, his journey began in the trenches, working hands-on in various roles that spanned from sales to product development. This early immersion provided him with a deep understanding of the industry's intricate workings, which he has leveraged to drive strategic decision-making.
Rob has held several C-Suite positions with his most recent post as Chief Operating Officer and EVP for Monro Inc from October 2019. He has served in both COO and Chief Marketing Officer roles for AAMCO Transmissions from February 2014 to 2019, and Heartland Automotive Services, the largest franchise operator of Jiffy Lube locations in North America, from Nov 2009 to January 2014. Rob began his career in the automotive industry in January 2005 with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he held positions as General Manager Retail Stores, Director of Marketing and Merchandising, and Director of Trade Marketing, from January 2005 to November 2009. Previously, he spent 16 years in food and packaged goods with Mars, Inc., across several roles in sales, category management, and brands.
Rob’s experience has allowed him to hone his expertise in the areas of sales, operations, marketing, category/brand management and training and his ability to foster a culture of innovation and teamwork led to not only improved internal operations but also translated into stronger relationships with partners, vendors, and suppliers.
Rob’s ability to combine deep industry knowledge with a forward-looking vision sets him apart as a CEO who not only leads but also shapes the future landscape of Drive Automotive Services.
Kyle Poyer is a seasoned financial leader with nearly two decades of experience steering the financial and strategic direction of top-tier organizations. As a financial leader at private equity backed, middle market private, and large publicly traded companies, he oversaw financial operations, ensuring robust fiscal management, compliance, and sustainable growth.
Having spent most of his career at Circle K Stores, Kyle quickly rose through the ranks due to his knack for innovative financial strategies and an innate ability to align financial management with business operations. Before joining Drive Automotive Services, Kyle served as the Chief Financial Officer of Magnolia Wash Holdings, where he played a pivotal role in the company's expansion from 7 to over 100 car wash locations in three years.
Kyle completed extensive post-graduate work at the Kenan-Flager Business School of the University of North Carolina, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and holds an MBA from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of West Florida.
Derek is a seasoned Executive, bringing over 25 years of experience in both sales and retail environments as an Executive leader. Derek is a passionate leader with great success in boosting revenues while maintaining a stable cost structure that permits operational efficiency and profitable growth. Derek drives the company’s operations and oversees the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance, and ongoing expansion into new markets.
Prior to joining Drive Automotive Services, Derek has held Executive roles at Jiffy Lube, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, David’s Bridal, Gander Mountain, and Jani-King International.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from West Virginia State University.
A 30-year veteran of the human resources profession, Tina’s career has spanned a wide variety of industries and challenges. Her expertise includes strategic planning, talent management, organizational design and effectiveness, leadership and management coaching, mediation and conflict resolution, change/transition management and employee benefits design and administration. Tina has held HR leadership roles in well-known brands such as Epson, Travelocity and La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe.
As a member of the leadership team with Drive Automotive, Tina’s problem-solving, people-centric nature and passion for the employee experience provide her the ability to build strong, effective relationships with all disciplines. She is known for leading efforts to grow and “enhance” company culture and encourage diversity and inclusion.
Tina is a proud graduate of Florida State University. She enjoys football season and rooting for her Seminoles!
Lisa Skinner is a dedicated and accomplished professional with a passion for excellence. As a valued member of the Drive Automotive Services team, she brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to delivering exceptional results. With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years, Lisa has garnered a reputation for her unparalleled, exceptional leadership skills, and unwavering dedication to helping brands grow.
As a pivotal member of the Drive Automotive Services team, Lisa exemplifies the values of professionalism, expertise, and customer-centricity. Her remarkable career journey and outstanding contributions to the success of brands like Pizza Hut, Sonic, I-Hop, AAMCO and Monro, Inc. have solidified her reputation as an invaluable asset to the organization and a respected figure in the field.
Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Temple University and her Masters of Business Administration from Penn State.
Laura has over 20 years of experience and is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, and special projects. She received her B.S degree in Finance from Indiana University, her CPA certification, and an MBA from Butler University. Laura joined, Drive Automotive Services (formerly SRSANDCO) in 2013. Before joining Drive Automotive Services, Laura was the Manager of Inventory Accounting for Universal Music Group and Plant Accountant for Westvaco.
Matt joined the Drive Automotive team in March 2022 and leads Drive’s new store growth via acquisitions and build to suits. Prior to joining Drive, Matt worked at The Home Depot on their Strategic Business Development team, where he worked on various acquisitions and strategic projects, including The Home Depot’s acquisition of HD Supply.
He began his career in investment banking at Bowstring Advisors (now Citizens Capital Markets).
Matt graduated from Georgia Tech and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jamie, and son.
We understand that when your company vehicle is out of commission, you’re not making any money. That’s why we’re committed to providing excellent and comprehensive vehicle maintenance, repairs, and tire service to ensure your company vehicles continue to operate smoothly. Contact us today for customized fleet pricing options that suit your business or for additional information about our fleet program.
PARTNER WITH US
Whether you’re retiring from your business, looking to get out of your lease, or need support to grow your business, Drive can help. With the backing of our private equity partners, we can help ensure the future growth and success of your business while helping you accomplish your goals.
Are you looking to retire, get out of your lease, or get support to grow your business? Drive can help. We’ll work to help you accomplish your goals while striving to continue your business’ success.
Real Estate Developers & Brokers
Drive is actively looking for opportunities to build new stores across the country. If you are an experienced developer or broker with build-to-suit opportunities available, let’s talk.