Management Team

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Tom Shortt has served as Vroom’s Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since May 2022. Prior to entering this role, he was Vroom's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Vroom, Mr. Shortt most recently served as Senior Vice President at Walmart, where he developed a comprehensive ecommerce supply chain strategy and led improvements through advanced analytics, processes, and systems. Prior to joining Walmart, Mr. Shortt held senior leadership roles overseeing supply chain, fulfillment and logistics, with an emphasis on change management and business transformation, at Home Depot, ACCO Brands, Unisource, Fisher Scientific and Office Depot. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Akron.
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Robert Krakowiak serves as our Chief Financial Officer and joined Vroom in September 2021. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Stoneridge Corporation for more than five years. Prior to his time at Stoneridge, he held diverse roles in finance and investor relations at Visteon Corporation and Owens Corning. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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Rachel Mahoney was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer in 2022. Prior to being named Vroom’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mrs. Mahoney spent four years leading Vroom’s brand and national marketing efforts. She previously served as Vice President, Brand at Priceline for more than six years. Prior to her time at Priceline, she spent a decade in account management roles in ad agencies leading clients like Wendy’s, TJX and XM Radio. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Boston University.
Patricia Moran

Patricia Moran has served as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since January 2019. Previously, Ms. Moran was a Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Greenhill & Co. Inc., a publicly traded, global independent investment bank. Prior to joining Greenhill, Ms. Moran was a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a leading global law firm where she had a 30-year career and chaired the New York office Diversity Committee. Ms. Moran holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law.

C. Denise Stott

C. Denise Stott has served as our Chief People and Culture Officer since November 2016. Previously, Ms. Stott was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Undertone, a digital advertising company. From February 2010 until she joined Undertone, Ms. Stott was Vice President of Human Resources at Yodle, a leader in local online marketing. Ms. Stott also served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for ZenithOptimedia, a media and advertising services provider. Ms. Stott holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. 

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Amir Amirjalayer joined Vroom in May 2022 as Senior Vice President, Reconditioning, overseeing Vroom’s national reconditioning network. He was named Senior Vice President of Supply Chain in June. Prior to joining Vroom, Mr. Amirjalayer held several senior supply chain and operations roles at The Home Depot, most recently serving as Senior Director of Reverse Logistics. Prior to The Home Depot, Mr. Amirjalayer spent over 15 years in supply chain operations and analytics roles at Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Amirjalayer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.