WHO WE ARE

SOLUTION FOCUSED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

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WHO WE ARE

SOLUTION FOCUSED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

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The Certified Collision Group Team

The Certified Collision Group Team

Marty Evans — Chief Executive Officer

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.

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.

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.

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 — Affiliate Services Director | West

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.

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.

Alan Kirkpatrick (AK) | Director Business Development | 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.

Kevin Cartwright – VP | 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.

Georgiana Goncerenco | VP 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.

Cynthia Ball | Director of Performance Management

I joined CCG in 2021 and bring 20 years’ experience in both the insurance and collision industry. I like to learn things from the ground up! My insurance experience started with Farmers as a switchboard operator, and ended at QBE managing a team of 12. In 2012 I began working sales/marketing for Collision Centers, and spent a lot of time in my shops learning processes and workflow. I enjoy creating relationships and building teams, I truly believe “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.

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