In supporting our mission of transforming the business of collision repair, the CCG team works diligently to level the playing field for hundreds of our independent Affiliate Owner/Operators so they can compete.

We work tirelessly to not only stay on top of the industry trends, rather help all our partners create their own.

Bringing together decades of experience and relationships with national vendors, systems, insurers and OE’s providing strategies, Certified Collision Group delivers the solutions that power your success.




We work tirelessly to not only stay on top of the industry trends, rather help all our partners create their own.

By bringing together decades of experience and relationships with national vendors, systems, insurers and OE’s providing strategies, CCG delivers the solutions that power your success.


The Certified Collision Group Team

The Certified Collision Group Team

Marty Evans — Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Evans joined CCG in 2017, and is a seasoned business development executive providing more than 25 years of direct automotive refinish and distribution sales and strategic account management experience to the automotive sector. During his tenure with BASF Corporation, Evans responsibilities encompassed identifying and solidifying new business, as well as management of strategic accounts ― including large MSOs and key distribution channels across the Western U.S. and Canada. Proving a deep understanding of the Affiliate value channels since CCG inception, Marty is responsible for membership growth, is a graduate of Ashford University.

Michelle Sullivan – Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Sullivan joined CCG in February and brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership in the collision repair industry. With a distinguished career spanning 30 years, she has successfully spearheaded strategic initiatives, fostered innovation and achieved significant growth. She has built high-performing teams that create value for their customers and partners. Most recently, Michelle was the U.S. sales director, East for AkzoNobel.  Previously, she held senior leadership positions in the PBE distribution segment. 

Michelle is passionate about leaving the collision repair industry better than she found it through delivering value, leadership and involvement with numerous industry organizations. She has been a member of the Women’s Industry Network since its inception, serving on the Board of Directors for seven years, and is the former chair. In 2016, she was honored with the Most Influential Women award.  Michelle is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.  She resides in the Baltimore metro area with her husband and they have 4 adult children.   

Chris Chase – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Chase joined CCG in 2019, bringing 20 plus years of collision industry and insurance claims management experience. Chris has held senior Claims management positions at Farmers, The Hartford, and Wawanesa with additional claims executive experience with specialty carriers. Mr. Chase is responsible for the management of infrastructure development, claims performance-based information, SOP design enhancements, and estimate auditing. Chris is a graduate of National University and obtained his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.

Jimmy Sung — Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy joined CCG in 2023 with over 15 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Sales Operations and Tax while working with various startups in SaaS, technology and professional service industries. He managed M&A, PE fundraising, loan covenants, scenario planning, sensitivity analysis, capitalization tables and board presentations. He has analyzed and prepared financial and managerial reports as well as budgets, forecasts, variance analysis, adjusted EBITDA bridges and SaaS metrics. He has managed audits and taxes in domestic and foreign entities, while also implementing systems and improved processes to increase the accuracy and efficiency of Finance and Accounting deliverables. He has also scaled up remote finance, accounting, HR, and sales operations teams in global environments. Jimmy is an active CPA and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of University of California, Irvine. In his spare time, he enjoys running, mountain hiking, tennis and basketball.

Ed Litman – Vice President | Procurement

Ed joined CCG in 2022, bringing over 20 years of collision repair industry experience.  During his time with one of the industry’s leading MSO’s, Ed led several functional areas, including procurement, acquisition integration, and risk management.  Ed also led the organization’s Technical Advisory Council and participated in a wide variety of organizational projects.  Ed now leads all procurement functions for CCG. He and his wife, Lisa live in Minnesota and have three grown sons.  He is a lifelong recreational athlete and continues to enjoy ice hockey, baseball, and kayaking.

Patrick J. Fahey — Vice President | Insurance Services 

Mr. Fahey joined CCG in 2018, providing 27 years of industry property and casualty consulting experience, bringing best-in-class solutions to market. With deep domain knowledge, Fahey has developed successful networks and partnerships that yield significant value-added gains to his clients. Fahey previously held executive sales and business development positions with CCC Information Services, Processclaims.com, Wheels Inc., Equian, and Driven Brands. Patrick is a key driver of broad and deep insurance carrier relationships, responsible for ensuring the consistent value they derive from CCG’s differentiated solutions, and a is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University.

Kevin Cartwright – Vice President | Insurance Services

Mr. Cartwright joined CCG in 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience in both the collision repair and insurance industry. His proven track record in the industry includes the redesign of Liberty Mutual’s Total Loss process, leadership of USAA’s Total Loss Department, and successfully implementing a KPI driven method for USAA’s STARS Shop Management. Mr. Cartwright also has experience at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Progressive Insurance. He holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, and a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where he played running back. Kevin’s role with CCG is in our Insurance Services Group, helping CCG’s affiliates expand our direct repair footprint.

Steve Widen — Vice President | Affiliate Sales 

Steve joined CCG in 2023 bringing 20 years’ experience within the collision industry. Steve started his career with the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division in field sales in Chicagoland. While working for 3M he earned his MBA and was moved to 3M Corporate Headquarters into the Marketing Department. He managed the Adhesive business and the Abrasive business for North America launching new products in the collision industry while also developing strategic growth plans. In 2016 Steve moved into the National Account Team managing two of 3M’s largest distribution partners in North America along with one of 3M’s Paint Partners.
In 2019 he then was transitioned to 3M’s Industrial Business managing 3M’s largest Industrial Supplier. In 2020 Steve was approached with the opportunity to Manage AkzoNobel’s largest distributor in North America. With the movement in the marketplace a new role was created managing all the Strategic Partnerships and MSO business for AkzoNobel. Steve now leads the Sales and Development Team for CCG. On the personal side Steve and his wife Kristen, live in Minnesota and have 4 kids. They enjoy their kids’ sports activities such as Hockey, Baseball and Golf. We love to spend our free time at our Cabin or traveling to new places.

Jeff Ingalls – Vice President | Marketing

Jeff joined CCG in 2019 after spending 25 years in the sports television business. He spent much of this time with ESPN covering major sporting events, feature producing and studio producing. His last tenure with the Worldwide Leader included an eight-year run producing NASCAR and the Indy 500 Pre-Race Special. His last five years prior to CCG Jeff was a Sr. Executive Producer with NBC Sports. He is now heading CCG’s marketing efforts and excited to tell our story. Jeff is a five-time Emmy Award recipient, a husband to the love of his life and father of two great kids. After a long amateur hockey career, Jeff remains active in sports as both a volunteer youth coach and aging player. He is a proud graduate of BGSU and hopes its hockey program gets back to its prominence once held in the 70’s and 80’s.

Bob Cornelius — Vice President | Affiliate Services

A respected industry veteran, Mr. Cornelius joined CCG 2016 and provides 40-plus years of APD experience – including design, implementation and management of national DRP programs. Having held home office positions with Colonial Penn, Hartford, USAA, and Ameriprise, Cornelius’ depth in understanding of DRP network creation and management provides for a keen ability to implement CCG network strategies. Bob is responsible for CCG Affiliate services and loyalty initiatives.

Erin Solis — Vice President | OEM and Industry Relations

Ms. Solis joins CCG in 2019 with more than 20 years of automotive collision industry experience. Erin’s proven accomplishments with top-10 P&C organizations, in collision center operations management, plus entrepreneurial performance consulting provide CCG Affiliates and partners a trusted resource. Prior to joining CCG, Ms. Solis operated Bottom Line Consulting, and previously held senior Field APD and MSO management positions with American Family, Ameriprise, Nationwide and leading regional multi-store-operators. Erin is responsible for nurturing and managing Affiliate relationships, opportunities for success, and loyalty. Erin resides in Colorado with her family and studied at both University of Northern Colorado and MSU of Denver.

Andrew Gravelin—Affiliate Services Director | East

Andrew joined CCG in 2019. He brings with him 20+ years of experience in the automotive collision industry. Andrew’s family opened a repair shop in 1951, and he jumped right into the business as a young teenager helping out wherever he could. In 2008, he left the shop to join Travelers Insurance as an Auto Appraiser. His journey took him through positions as an appraiser, appraisal manager, field trainer, and a direct repair program director. His experience with both sides of the business provides CCG Affiliates with a knowledgeable resource to help drive their business. Andrew is responsible for maintaining relationships with current affiliates, as well as being the point of contact for opportunities for success and program loyalty. Andrew resides with his wife in Maryland and is a graduate of Hartwick College. Outside of work he enjoys coaching basketball.

Stan Wassell – Affiliate Services Director | Southeast/Midwest

Stan joined CCG in 2020 . He brings with him four decades of experience spread across various facets of the industry. He spent much of his early years working for national insurance companies performing many duties across multiple divisions. Stan settled in well as an auto appraisal unit manager where he was part of the leadership team tasked with overall team performance and training. He transitioned out of the corporate insurance business to become an estimator for a collision repair center in NY eventually becoming that center’s manager. Stan and his wife met in high school and reside in Apalachin, NY with a second residence in Venice, FL.

Arica Carranza – Affiliate Services Director | Western Zone

Arica joined CCG in 2024 after working in automotive paint body and equipment sales the last 2 years. She brings extensive knowledge of the industry with an ownership mindset. She is a member of the WIN Network and is active in the San Diego community. She enjoys time with her family, fitness, kayaking, and beach activities. 

Michael Walker II — Director | Business Development

Mr. Walker joined CCG 2018, possesses strong connectivity within elite automotive refinish distribution channels, vast collision operator relationships, a deep undertaking of independent operator challenges and opportunities, plus a proven track record of solidifying and nurturing business relationships. Walker’s more than 15 years of operating refinish distribution outlets in the Northeast uniquely positions CCG for significant strategic growth. Michael is responsible for identifying and driving CCG affiliate network growth across the Eastern half of the U.S., as well as strategic relationship management.

Georgiana Goncerenco – Vice President | Performance Management

Georgiana joined CCG in 2019 after two-plus decades with Pan American Collision Center in California. Georgiana brings a diverse and deep background to her role with CCG. She has touched and led many facets of a large shop, from estimating, production, parts, auditing, compliance, and insurance management. Georgiana is responsible for further developing our ISG performance group, in providing simple actionable solutions that bring value to our affiliates helping them prosper and grow. She strongly believes success comes from listening to our affiliates and providing clear, simple, and effective solutions to their needs.

Alan Kirkpatrick (AK) – Affiliate Services Director | West Region

AK joined CCG in 2021 after working in the automotive repair industry the past twenty-four years for Herb’s Paint & Body as the Executive VP of Business Development and Marketing. During his time at Herb’s, he saw the company grow from three shops to eight locations while helping increase sales and expanding the name in the industry. At CCG, AK is responsible for identifying and driving CCG affiliate network growth across the Western half of the U.S., as well as strategic relationship management. AK is a proud graduate of Baylor University where he obtained a BBA in Accounting and Information Systems. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, softball, basketball, tennis and singing.

Cynthia Ball – Director | Performance Management

Cynthia joined CCG in 2021 and brings 20 years’ experience in both the insurance and collision industry. She likes to learn things from the ground up! Her insurance experience started with Farmers as a switchboard operator and ended at QBE managing a team of 12. In 2012 she began working sales/marketing for Collision Centers and spent a lot of time in those shops learning processes and workflow. She enjoys creating relationships and building teams and truly believes “teamwork makes the dreamwork”.

Danielle Mays – Director | Performance Management

Danielle joined CCG in 2022 with 10+ years of experience in the automotive industry.  Danielle brings a diverse background to her role with CCG, as she has worked with manufactures such as Ford and Lexus, as well as in a large shop environment. She has worked in many departments seeing things from all angles, from sales and service maintenance to estimating, auditing, compliance, and insurance management.  She looks forward to helping the affiliates all over the country advance in their knowledge and performance ultimately reaching their individual goals and beyond.

Aimee Marrun – Director | Performance Management

Aimee has over 20 years of experience in the industry working for Pan American.  She worked as parts manager, production assistant, estimator, office manager, compliance team and has extensive experience in blueprint, from “Fast- track” to Certified and complex repairs. She is certified with Tesla, Audi, Mercedes and Honda. She also helps develop SOPs and auditing estimates as well as having experience with and creating paths to meet KPI’s. She enjoys working in this Industry because it’s always changing, and it challenges her to be and do better. Aimee is a believer in keeping things simple, in having open communication and in doing the right thing.

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