Jamie Rellis, a co-founder of Dealer Focus, is an expert in marketing business solutions designed to improve dealerships sales and/or service departments. Jamie began his automotive career in Northeast U.S., where he worked for 15 years running some of the most successful dealerships in the region. After leaving the dealership world, Jamie entered the software business, marketing and designing software products for the automotive industry. As a software marketer, he built a strong sales network within the automotive industry, created strong strategic alliances with automobile manufacturers, broke all-time sales records for an Inc. Magazine Top 500 company, and produced over $20 million in revenue in one year in software sales. Concurrent to Dealer Focus, Jamie is the CEO of ME Technologies & Consulting, an automotive dealership consulting and marketing firm providing software solutions. Founded in 2001 by Jamie and Grosskreuz, ME Technologies provides its customers a solid ROI as a distributor of Autoloop™ & ASR Pro™ – business technologies that automate digital marketing and is also a state-of-the-art multi-point inspection process for automotive manufacturers in the United States. The Rellis-Grosskreuz partnership and sales efforts are also credited in the growth and success of @utoRevenue, an automotive e-commerce company, sold in 2005 to the international media conglomerate Dominion Enterprises. Jamie, a native of Dublin, Ireland, resides in Stony Point, NY, where he is active in his community and charity work. In 2011, he was appointed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to the Regional Board of Trustees for the St. Dominic Catholic School Region of Rockland County, New York. As a trustee, he and other board members are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the schools in the St. Dominic region.
Richard (Richie) Grosskreuz, a co-founded Dealer Focus with one mission in mind – provide automobile dealerships the best telecommunications services and products available. Richie knows firsthand the challenges auto dealers and managers face, having been a General Manager and Operating Partner for Geis Auto Mall. Starting in an entry level position at Geis, he spent 18 years with the eight-dealership franchise before leaving in 1999 to market automotive technology products. Richie is also President of ME Technologies & Consulting, an automotive dealership consulting and marketing firm providing software solutions. Founded in 2001 by Jamie and Grosskreuz, ME Technologies provides its customers a solid ROI as a distributor of Autoloop™ & ASR Pro™ – business technologies that automate digital marketing and is also a state-of-the-art multi-point inspection process for automotive manufacturers in the United States. Prior to the above, ME Technologies distributed e-communications products from @utoRevenue, an automotive e-software company. In the role of distributor and National Account Representative, Richie helped @utoRevenue grow from a start-up to an industry leader in permission-based email. In 2005, he participated in the successful sale of the company to media giant Dominion Enterprises. Born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y., Richie attended St. Johns University. For ten years after college, he successfully pursued his dream of being a professional musician. As the music business faded, Richie began his career in the automotive industry. Married with three daughters, Richie currently makes his home in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
An accomplished serial entrepreneur and Angel investor, John Miller has founded or acquired several companies that he massively increased the revenue for before selling. John has been involved with six startups through the ultimate sale in his 28 years in business. He founded his first company Ultimate Prospecting Services “UPS” in 1988 at age 26. Starting with only an idea in the automotive business, he built and sold ‘UPS” in 7 years to a billion dollar company. Within six months of selling “UPS” John started IDEX Dental Sciences. Within just 12 months IDEX had distribution of his tooth whitening products in over 80 countries. He sold out to his partner in just over a year. John immediately bought part of KeyTrak, a company in Atlanta and in 30 months as VP of Sales, took the company from $4,000,000 in annual sales to over $20,000,000 in annual sales and in December of 1999 sold the company for $30,000,000. And, again within 6 months of selling out of KeyTrak, John started his next business @utoRevenue. Within 5 years John grew @utoRevenue from an idea to a $12,000,000 sale to Dominion Enterprises in Norfolk VA. While running @utoRevenue, John also was involved with CoinData, LLC. as the lead/majority investor and Advisor. John is now venturing into other businesses including automotive focused technologies and early childhood education.
Director of Accounts
In charge of Account Management for Dealer Focus is Randall (Randy) Schrader. With over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, he contributes a wealth of financial acumen and operational knowledge to the Dealer Focus executive team. Randy joined Dealer Focus after a long career with Chase Manhattan Bank NA, now JP Morgan Chase Bank. When he started with Chase, he was the youngest person at the time to be enrolled in Chase’s competitive Management Development Program. Soon following, he was promoted to Vice President, and over the years, he ran a group of branch banks in Westchester, NY, and named one of the Top 10 Managers of Chase Manhattan Bank. His most recent position at Chase was as Business Relationship Manager in Lower Westchester. A native of Queens, NY, and a graduate of Concordia College, Randy has both his Series 6 and 63 licenses and is trained in Omega Credit and Foundations in Financial Planning. He and his collie, Benjamin live in Putnam Valley, NY. There he volunteers at the Putnam Valley Food Pantry and a trustee of Grace United Methodist Church. His other charitable work includes running the Junior Achievement program for years while with Chase.
Old-school know how, cutting-edge software.
The team behind Dealer Focus™ have been active in the automotive business for decades. We’re veteran automobile dealers and major automotive technology company executives. We earned our stripes building solid companies you’ve probably worked with or heard of before:
Through this experience, we know the ins and outs of a dealership and just how critical communication is to your customer base and your bottom line. We focus on providing an excellent communication process with your clients necessary to build and strengthen every customer relationship. Every product and service offered by Dealer Focus is customer-oriented and dealer-focused.