Michael McConnell


Michael is an executive with 32 years’ experience in automotive sales finance for Nissan Motors Acceptance Corporation. Before retiring in 2017 as the VP of Operations and Commercial Credit, where he managed over 1,200 employees, Mike was the VP of Sales. Along the way he chaired the Commercial Credit committee as well as the Pricing and Policy committee. Mike was also the company representative for regulatory and legal matters. 

Rick Dery


Rick is a distinguished downstream petroleum veteran with career beginning 34 years ago at Gulf Oil where he was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, leading a $7 billion branded sales group. During his time, he negotiated multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts and renewals with MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA to support national sales objectives. Rick also maximized return on a company owned, but franchisee operated, $300 million real estate portfolio of gasoline retail stations. Rick is a twice decorated veteran, honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.

Arthur Levine


Arthur brings multinational experience at publicly traded and privately held companies with particular expertise leading startups and emerging growth companies through financings, strategic planning, the IPO process and beyond. After starting his career in a Big Four accounting firm, Arthur gained experience building finance teams, improving internal controls and processes, implementing ERP systems and evaluating complex GAAP, governance and SEC reporting issues. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur is a Certified Public Accountant.