ACV Adds Board Members

By Staff Writer October 07, 2020

ACV Auctions Inc., a digitally native wholesale automotive marketplace, announced the appointment of three new independent members to its Board of Directors who will support the company as it invests deeper into strategic growth areas. The board members include Eileen Kamerick, René Jones and Kirsten Castillo. Each brings decades of experience from their respective industries to enrich ACV’s perspective in key growth areas from transportation and capital to product innovation.

“We are excited to welcome Eileen, René and Kirsten to our Board of Directors. Their tremendous experience across industries, including leadership of a Fortune 500 company, aligns with ACV’s objectives,” said ACV Auctions CEO George Chamoun. “We believe it’s important to have broad and diverse governance to help fuel our continued, multi-faceted business growth while bringing valuable perspectives to our dynamic team as we extend our solutions to dealers and commercial partners.”

Eileen Kamerick brings extensive experience serving on the boards of public and private companies, enhancing stakeholder value, helping to usher in successful IPOs, aiding in mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership mentoring. Eileen currently serves as a non-executive director and trusted advisor to several companies including Legg Mason Closed-End Funds, AIG Funds and the Alzheimer’s Association.

René Jones brings over two decades of management experience to the ACV Auctions Board of Directors. He currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M&T and its principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, headquartered in Buffalo where ACV is based. He is one of four African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500. René Jones commented,  “ACV Auctions and M&T Bank, together with many others across the community, are working together to expand and extend Buffalo’s technology, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and to position our community for success in the new economy.”

Kirsten Castillo has worked for decades in the logistics and transportation sector, joining her family business, Logistics Planning Services, as COO in 2010 before successfully leading the sale of the business to GlobalTranz.

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