Our key people bring deep driving roots to vehicle management
ESI is a cars company; providing world-class service to our broad and diverse customer base inside the automotive industry. Our doctrine is simple; be safe, be honest and be dedicated….always. We are proud of the 300 + employees who deliver this promise working side by side with the management personnel introduced below.
EVP - Eastern Region
In addition to servicing the power elite of New York/New Jersey, Roger is developing technical systems that more accurately track vehicle location and condition across the entire ESI fleet. He began his career 25 years ago as a vehicle detailer and designer, switched to veterinary business development, and ultimately returned to his automotive roots
EVP - East Central Region
Telmo brings his background in art and architecture to management of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore office, as well as experience as a business owner. He and the staff concentrate on press fleet management and government-sponsored events..
EVP - Midwest Region
A university degree in French led James to his first automotive assignment, assisting with a product launch in southern France in the early 1990s. Although the location has changed from his native England to the U.S., James has been part of the vehicle management industry ever since. He began at ESI in 2003 as a program manager, overseeing launches in Europe and Africa, and was promoted to Midwest general manager in 2011.
EVP - West Coast Region
A life-long Californian, Dan Smith recently brought his 15 years of automotive public relations experience to ESI’s Long Beach operation, where he oversees press and VIP fleets as well as events. Dan has previously worked with clients including Ford Motor Company, Tesla Motors, Saleen, Edelbrock and Yokohama Tire Corporation. He also moonlights as a public address announcer for sporting events in Southern California.
EVP - South Central Region
Matt joined ESI in 2002 to open the office near Dallas. In fact, automotive has been Matt’s singular focus since launching his career in 1988. Regarded throughout the southwest as an industry leader, his entrepreneurial approach has grown the regional ESI book of business from one account to 19.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mike Jackson is ESI’s chief marketing officer. A native of northeastern Ohio, Mike relocated to southern California and earned a master’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California. He has led successful marketing and advertising programs for global brands Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Coors Brewing and General Motors. From the cola wars in the ‘80s, to the expansion of light beers in the ‘90s, and the SUV revolution in the 2000s, Mike firmly believes that product sampling and influencer marketing are essential components of every successful marketing plan.