Management Team

Paul Hennessy

Paul J. Hennessy has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since June 2016. Mr. Hennessy has over 20 years of global ecommerce leadership experience, previously serving in several leadership roles for Booking Holdings, Inc. (“Booking Holdings”), a world leader in online travel. At Booking Holdings, he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Priceline.com, a leading online travel agency for finding discount rates for travel-related purchases, from April 2015 to June 2016, and as Chief Marketing Officer of Booking.com, a leading online service for booking accommodation reservations, from November 2011 to March 2015. Mr. Hennessy also currently serves on the board of directors of Shutterstock Inc. Mr. Hennessy holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Dominican College and a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University. His first car was a Pontiac Catalina.

Mr. Hennessy was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his deep experience and the perspective he brings as our Chief Executive Officer, as well as his extensive prior ecommerce leadership experience, driving growth strategies and optimizing operations and marketing for profitability.

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Mr. Krakowiak 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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Dan’s primary goal is to provide an exceptional guest experience at our Texas Direct Auto dealership. As general manager, he achieves this by creating synergy across all team members and providing the utmost transparency for all guests. Dan brings years of experience to his role at TDA, having worked as regional manager at Hertz Global, general manager at Avis Car Sales and a diverse set of management roles at Gulf Coast Auto Group. His first car was a maroon, banged up 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
John Caine
John Caine just wants to help you find and buy your perfect car. As Chief Conversion Officer, he seeks out and alleviates pain points in the car-buying process. John previously served as CPO of Priceline.com, where he drove mobile growth and fostered a culture of experimentation. His first car was a dented gold Toyota Tercel.
Dennis Looney
Dennis Looney expertly oversees Vroom’s factory operations and logistics from the moment a vehicle is acquired until it’s parked in a happy customer’s driveway. Before coming to Vroom, he held supply chain leadership positions at companies such as Home Depot, Grainger, and Office Depot. His first car was a ‘72 Corolla and his current car is a ‘16 Corolla, though there have been many in-between.
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, from April 2014 to October 2016, and a Senior Advisor from November 2016 to April 2017. 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 has broad experience in corporate governance and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, restructurings and corporation finance. Ms. Moran holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law. Her first car was an AMC Hornet hatchback.

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Brian believes in the power of technology and engineering to drive better online customer experiences. As the SVP of technology at Vroom, he’s committed to developing data-driven software and services to do just that. He brings a wealth of software engineering, IT and data science experience from his previous roles as CTO at Inturn and VP of Product and Technology at Kikin. Brian’s first car was a Silver Pontiac Grand Am.
 
Mark E. Roszkowski

Mark E. Roszkowski has served as our Chief Revenue Officer since February 2019. Prior to joining Vroom, Mr. Roszkowski served as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships of Verizon Media, the media and online businesses division of Verizon Communications Inc., from June 2017 to January 2019. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships of AOL Inc., a web portal and online service provider, from June 2014 through its sale to Verizon in June 2015 and subsequently until June 2017. Mr. Roszkowski holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His first car was a 1977 Chevy Nova.

Peter Scherr
Peter Scherr intends to make Vroom a household name, synonymous with buying a car and flawless execution. As CMO, he oversees demand generation, brand development and national sales. Peter previously served as CMO of Better Mortgage and VP of Digital Acquisition at American Express. His first car was a 1979 Pontiac Bonneville.
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 May 2013 to October 2016. Ms. Stott’s tenure at Undertone included leading the human resources function through multiple transformations including acquisitions and the eventual sale to a public company. From February 2010 until she joined Undertone, Ms. Stott was Vice President of Human Resources at Yodle, a leader in local online marketing, where she led people development through a focus on talent acquisition, employee engagement, employee training and compensation and benefits. Ms. Stott also served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for ZenithOptimedia, a media and advertising services provider, from August 2007 to July 2009. Ms. Stott holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Her first car was a Mazda 626.

Jenny Watson
Jenny Watson is dedicated to ensuring a world-class experience for Vroom's customers. She leads strategy and operations to ensure consistent delivery of Vroom's value proposition. Jenny previously held global operational and digital marketing roles at Expedia, and led digital marketing demand generation and retention efforts at AutoNation. Her first car was a banged-up 1972 avocado-green VW Beetle.
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Mary Kay is dedicated to providing seamless delivery and pick-up services to Vroom customers. As CLO, she leads all fulfillment services, including fleet operations, logistics planning and execution. After graduating from the Naval Academy, Mary Kay began her logistics career running flight line logistics for a Navy helicopter squadron. She then went on to lead fleet and logistics operations at ServiceMaster, Terminix, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Waste Management. Her first car was a 1983 Datsun 280ZX with a T top.