Chance Richie, founder and CEO
Chance Richie is the driving force behind Mobiliti and brings a unique perspective to American business by capitalizing on a breadth of educational and real-world experience to propel ideas into action and turn economic opportunity into enterprise value. Chance has leveraged experience in the nuclear Navy, investment banking, oil and gas, software, restaurant and automotive industries to launch, build, and ultimately sell companies to strategic and financial buyers during his career.
Chance holds a certificate from the Department of Energy as a certified nuclear engineer (Naval Reactors), a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and is currently completing a Master’s in Environmental Engineering degree program at Columbia University.
Amanda Richie, Co-founder and Marketing
Amanda Richie has served in corporate leadership positions and been a driving force for innovation and change in a broad range of industries, including specialty chemicals, quick service restaurants and water management in automotive manufacturing. As co-founder of Mobiliti, Amanda provides strategic and tactical support to the fast-growing enterprise.
Amanda has been recognized with numerous business and leadership awards including Crain’s Detroit Business "40 under 40”, Vistage Michigan CEO of the Year and AT&T Women Impacting Public Policy Innovator of the Year award to name a few.
Amanda has a BS in Applied Mathematics from Albion College, completed Negotiation Training at Harvard Law School and is currently completing the Executive MBA program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
Mark Hoppen, Chief OPerating officer
The son of the founding father of Porsche, Audi and VW motorsport in the US, Mark Hoppen developed a passion for automobiles at an early age. Trained as lawyer, he began his career in 1993 as outside legal counsel to an automotive OEM. Eventually drawn to business, he went on to serve in key leadership positions in two OEM suppliers.
In the first case, Mark’s efforts led to the successful sale of a majority interest of a company that started as a component manufacturer and transformed to a full system supplier for Toyota, GM and Chrysler. In the second case, Mark’s efforts led to the successful carve-out and sale of two lines of business as part of the sale of affiliated businesses to a public company in 2016.
Mark holds his BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and his Juris Doctor (professional doctorate) from the University of Detroit Law School, Detroit, MI. Mark is a member in good standing with the Michigan Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Standards Committee.
Adam Klenk, Director Product Development
Adam Klenk realized his lifelong passion for connecting people and technology while working for a startup that transformed a small mobile and web-based platform used to collect GPS waypoints to code information to a large-scale enterprise solution for some of the largest Oil & Gas companies in the world.
Adam transformed the start up in his roles as VP, Product Operations and President of ShaleApps by growing the core team from two to 25 in-house developers and leveraging their work with outside development teams to scale the firm in just three years. During this period, the firm secured business managing operations for Fortune 250 customers. Adam worked with customer operation teams to enhance the product to ultimately reduce customer spend by >20% or nearly $20M in savings per customer.
Barron Meade, Trade Show Advisor
A Detroit area native and long-time auto industry insider, Barron was born and raised in the automotive industry. He has invested in and operated award-winning auto dealerships, including Meade Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Meade Lexus of Southfield/Lakeside, Toyota of Bristol and Summerville Ford. The Meade family opened one of the very first Lexus dealerships in the country.
Recently, Barron’s industry credibility and civic involvement culminated in his appointment as President of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and Chairman of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most attended and prestigious auto shows in the world, and one of the largest media events in North America. In gratitude for his years of outstanding service, Barron was named Chairman Emeritus of the NAIAS.
Barron received his BSBA in Finance from the University of Denver. Additionally, Barron is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy.
Christopher Late , Director of Business DEvelopment- Texas
Christopher Late was born and raised in the Midland/Odessa area of Texas. As a fourth-generation car dealer, Chris started his career in the automotive industry while attending college at the University of Texas.
During college, Chris worked at the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. After graduating, Chris moved to Munich, Germany for nine months to attend the BMW Group School for Dealers’ Sons and Daughters, which was taught in conjunction with the Frankfurt Business School.
After returning to the United States, Chris worked at BMW of Austin for 10 years. In 2012, Chris purchased BMW of Corpus Christi and operated it until its sale in late 2016. Under his supervision, the BMW of Corpus Christi was awarded the Center of Excellence award in 2014, a prestigious award that only recognizes a select few exceptional dealerships every year.
Colby Donaldson, Director of dealer relations - Texas
Originally a trained welder and metal fabricator, Colby Donaldson owned and operated a performance auto restoration business before becoming the record-breaking runner-up on CBS’ hit television show "Survivor: The Australian Outback" and later going on to produce and host the History Channel’s “Top Shot” – a grueling competition show that pitted some of the country’s top marksmen against each other in head to head shooting challenges.
Upon returning to Texas, Colby was recruited by an oil & gas start-up company located in the Permian Basin to head up business development and sales team recruitment/management. In 10 short months, Colby took the new Permian branch of the service company from zero market share to generating over half a million dollars per month in sales and rentals during the Summer of 2015 – all while the price of oil continued to plummet.
Colby graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Marketing. He is married with an eight-year old daughter and proudly calls Austin, TX home.