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Meet The Team

Our Executives

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Ross Pantano
Executive Vice President

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Following six years with a national CPA firm, Ross has spent most of his life as an entrepreneur. He had founded, developed and grew two successful companies before selling them and moving into the automotive industry. Having held positions on the sales floor, as well as F&I Director and Operations Manager position, he is well versed in his career choice and displays his knowledge to our team and partners everyday. Ross' purpose is to assure that we all row in the same direction, in unison, for the betterment of our dealers. He thrives on challenges, team building and putting business deals together. His favorite quotes are "That is no hill for a stepper" and "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it", which is a perfect summary of how he lives his life. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and hand carving wooden canes and walking sticks. 

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Dustin Brown
Vice President
Midwest Region

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With a formal eduation in Accounting from Iowa State University, Dustin brings a strong financial point of view to help his clients grow in their success. He spent time working in the Management department of two Fortune 500 companies before switching to the automotive industry several years ago. Dustin is driven by "honesty, efficiency and consistency" and prides himself on working for a company that holds those same ideals. The support he receives from his teammates at VMG allows him to reflect that onto his clients so they feel like family. He wants to be the one to help his clients fix the negative stigma of car sales people and show customers that they are truly amazing human beings. Aside from doing what he loves for work, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Gina and their son and two daughters. Their favorite family time is visiting the cabin, boating, fishing and creating memories. 

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Dan Peck
National Sales Director

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With over 30 years of experience in the automotive and powersports industries, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge in this field to better help our clients realize their objectives.  As part of Vision Management Group’s team, Dan enjoys identifying opportunities, improving processes, and assisting each individual to develop their strengths.   Transparency, passion, and consistency drive Dan to consistently improve the experiences of our clients. When he is not working to surpass the goals at dealerships, he enjoys spending time with his son, exploring the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and supporting his church and local community. 

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Amy Rueter
National RV Director

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Amy brings to Vision Management Group 29 years of experience in the RV industry holding roles of Office Manager, Business Manager, Controller, and General Manager. Amy's favorite quote is "When you can't change the direction of the wind, change your sails."

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Amy applies this quote to her life because change is something that happens every day, so it’s something that you need to be ready for to adjust and adapt to the situation with a positive attitude. In her spare time, Amy enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her kids and grandkids, baking, and working in her flower beds. 

Training

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Julie Barton
National Training Director

"Integrity, Ambitious and Driven"

Julie is the definition of a team player and will do whatever it takes to help her fellow colleagues and clients. Her two favorite quotes are, "Pay it forward" and "Givers Gain", showing that positive attitude that helping people is the best way to feel good and live your life. Before joining the VMG team, Julie worked as a Finance Director for 25 years and a Business Manager for Wisconsin's largest auto group. At VMG she has really found her auto family and feels her values have been perfectly aligned. When she is not training with dealerships, she is busy training with her Triathlon Team. 

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Makayla Fiorillo
Assistant Training Manager

As a valued member of our team, hailing from Prior Lake, MN, Makayla graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with a major in Biochemistry. Though new to the automotive industry, and F&I, her undergraduate experience in labs and lectures ignited a passion for learning and problem-solving. Makayla's commitment to kindness, honesty, and creating a supportive environment allows her to assist others in the industry effectively. Outside of work, Makayla enjoys lifting weights, spending time with her nine animals, and pursuing artistic endeavors. With her unique background, strong work ethic, and dedication to making a positive impact, Makayla contributes to our organization's success in delivering exceptional service to our clients. 

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Sasha Delgado
Assistant Training Manager

Growing up in the northeastern part of Jersey, Sasha brings the Florida office 23 years of automotive experience. She grew up as a car enthusiast and loves working with her hands building/constructing things.  She joins our team wanting to take on the next challenge in the automotive industry. Sasha is great at problem solving and finds it important in life to always be on her toes and ready for anything that life is going to throw her way. Her favorite quote mirrors this perfectly "Expect the unexpected.". In life, unexpected situations arise even when you think you have everything under control. Be prepared to face it,  resolve it, and go! Ready, set, go! Vroom! Outside of work Sasha loves spending her time making memories with her family and always hustling and finding something new to do. 

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Sabina Dervisevic
Assistant Training Manager

Sabina Dervisevic joined Vision Management Group in December 2017 after thirteen years in the Automotive Industry in various roles ranging from Sales to Finance Management. Sabina was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina and lived and pursued education in Berlin Germany. She has achieved continued success in the Automotive Industry, winning the Silver Award of Excellence in Finance Department in 2009 and was one of the top 40 sales associates nationwide during her tenure with the Nissan of North America. When she is not helping dealers achieve maximum sales goals, she enjoys traveling, reading, entertaining friends and spending time with her husband and daughter in the Metro Atlanta area.

In the Office

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Taylor Osis
CFO

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Kenidy Howard
Marketing Manager & Admin Support 

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As our pillar behind the scenes, Taylor manages Vision Management's financials and Florida office. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and is a Florida Notary, holding previous years of experience working in accounting and office management at a local golf course. With her strong intellect and great attention to detail, she takes care of our team, so that they can take care of our partners. Taylor currently oversees all day to day operations within the office and prides herself on having integrity, loyalty and selflessness. Her favorite quote is "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall!", which is a perfect depiction of her "can do" attitude! Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, she enjoys spending as much time as she can outside, playing basketball, walking her dog, Marly, and spending time with her children, husband, and friends. 

Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 2000 and later relocating to Dallas in 2007 Kenidy embarked on a journey marked by resilience and achievement. A division 1 volleyball player at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she earned a bachelor's in Multidisciplinary Studies. Recently completing an MBA in Marketing at Lynn University, she concluded a stellar collegiate volleyball career. A stint with Caliber Auto Care's marketing team in Lewisville refined her skills and ignited a passion for creative content. Grounded in the mantra "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13), she brings unwavering determination and faith to every endeavor. Recognizing alignment with Vison Management's core values, Kenidy is driven by a commitment to hard work, customer- centricity, and pouring into those around her. In her leisure, she savors cooking, quality time with loved ones, and indulging in volleyball- both on and off the court. 

In the Field

Matthew brings to the table his ability to build relationships and maintain a strong personal connection with his clients. With about 15 years in sales, he enjoys being part of Vision Management's family because of the difference they are making with their partners. "Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure" is something Matthew lives by because you should always enjoy what you do. He wants to show his partners that they can be better than they currently are and enjoy doing it along the way. Hard work, honesty and perseverance are what drives Matthew's work ethic. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and watching baseball. 

“Always stand on principle…even if you stand alone”. Connor has always felt it important to be true to himself and that means honesty and integrity hold a very important place in his life. Finding a place at Vision has helped him accomplish this in life, as well as in his work. He admires the culture of this company and the “family-like atmosphere”. Connor brings with him 10 years in the automotive industry, with the past four years, specifically, in F&I. With Vision he helps manage current accounts in helping them achieve their goals, as well as prospecting to find new dealers to join the family. Helping dealers with their bottom line, instilling processes, and holding F&I departments accountable are just a few things he would like to help our partners accomplish. Outside of work, Connor enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also trains Jiu Jitsu and enjoys the challenges that are presented with it.

Aspiring to grow and bringing his 30 years of automotive experience to the team, Julius Davidson cultivates his ambition to never giving up. He strives to achieve what he wants following his favorite quote, “You never fail until you stop trying!”. Julius is from Dumas, Arkansas, “Where life is more.”.

He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello,  receiving his bachelor’s in Business Administration. As part of the Vision Management Group team, he offers support in; pushing others to succeed. Julius loves cooking, hunting, playing golf, but most importantly spending time with his family in his spare time.

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Matthew Jacobson
District Manager
South Dakota

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Connor Ellard
District Manager
Oklahoma

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Julius Davidson
District Manager
Arkansas

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Bridget Quinn-Engstrom
District Manager
Minnesota

Meet the driving force behind our company, a seasoned automotive professional with over 20 years of experience. Hailing from the South but finding home in Minnesota, Bridget has excelled as a sales leader, consistently selling 30+ vehicles monthly, and has worn various hats as a mentor, trainer, finance manager, and General Sales Manager. With a resourceful, honest, and creative approach, she thrives on meeting new people, turning strangers into friends. Committed to fostering growth and confidence, Bridget brings a strategic outlook to identify opportunities and formulate plans for implementation. Guided by the belief that success stems from commitment and persistence, she leads our diverse team to provide top-notch service and deliver results. Her favorite quote, "Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve" by Napoleon Hill, reflects her unwavering determination. Outside of work, she cherishes time with her kids, enjoys hiking with her dogs, playing golf, and embracing water adventures. Committed to giving back to the industry that shaped her success, she strives to showcase the integrity and talent within, making a positive impact on the automotive landscape

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are,” is Kashif’s favorite quote, which he tries to live by every time he hits the field. He loves to help others find better solutions to their problems and working for a company like Vision allows him to do that. With a business development background and 7 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Kashif has sold over 1200 highline luxury vehicles during his tenure. To always provide good customer service is something Kashif would like to help change within the automotive industry. Born and raised in South Florida, right after high school he entered the business world to learn everything. Values that drive Kashif are integrity, honesty and hard work, and he continues to use them in every aspect of his days. Outside of his career, he enjoys spending time with his family and learning and developing new skills.

Vince brings to Vision Management Group 30 plus years of experience in Sales and Finance. He strives to live a life of added value for others and himself by incorporating integrity, resilience, and a positive mindset into both his personal and professional lives. One of his favorite quotes, "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."- Albert Einstein aligns perfectly with how he lives his life. Outside of work, Vince enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, occasionally playing a round of golf, and going to concerts and festivals.

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Kashif Shaukat
District Manager
Florida

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Vince Perretta
District  Manager
Ohio

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Adam Carle
District  Manager
Indiana

Hailing from the vibrant shores of Destin, FL, Adam Carle is a seasoned professional with 19 years of automotive sales and finance management under his belt. A proud University of Florida alum, Adam's journey in the industry seamlessly blends his mechanical finesse—fueled by a love for building cars as a hobby—with an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

Guided by the wisdom of Ann Landers, Adam lives by the mantra, "Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." His relentless work ethic and dedication to improvement shape every aspect of his life.

Choosing Vision Management was a natural fit for Adam, drawn by the alignment of passion and principles. His mission? To dismantle the stereotype that car-buying is akin to a dental visit. Adam infuses every client interaction with excitement, ensuring each purchase is a memorable journey.

Beyond the automotive realm, Adam, a master diver, finds solace in sailing and cherished walks with his wife and trusty canine companion, Bella. For Adam Carle, life is an exhilarating adventure, and at Vision Management, he continues to redefine the joy of the car-buying experience.

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