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The TEXT2DRIVE Difference

About TEXT2DRIVE's Automotive Dealership Software

The #1 Automotive Communication Platform

Leading Automation Software

TEXT2DRIVE helps auto dealers close more sales and increase CSI scores. View our case studies for proof of the power of text messaging for auto dealer sales and service departments.

TEXT2DRIVE pursues the latest technology and innovation to keep the auto industry at the forefront of successful sales and service. We follow legal regulatory standards and partner with other industry leaders to serve the needs of our customers across the country.

Our Story

How We Changed the Auto Industry

The idea behind TEXT2DRIVE came to CEO and co-founder Gregg Owen when he realized that texting was making a cultural shift in the way people young and old wanted to obtain information and communicate. He and his son had a gut feeling that text messaging was going to have a major impact on the automotive industry.

Within months of testing the texting automotive dealership software platform in their magazine, Auto Guide, Gregg and his son saw 40% of readers were texting to get information about cars rather than calling to get it. It was a success. Since then, TEXT2DRIVE has consistently grown on a massive scale. In addition to working with 1,300 dealers, TEXT2DRIVE focuses on delivering an exceptional customer experience through two-way texting to drive sales and revenue.

Gregg Owen

Gregg Owen

CEO/General Counsel

Gregg Owen is leading the most exciting and innovative two-way text communication platform team in the United States with TEXT2DRIVE. A hands-on executive, Owen’s creative vision is revolutionizing the way auto dealers interact with and profit from their customers. View his full profile here.

Gregg C. Owen

Gregg C. Owen

Chief Operations Officer

Gregg was born and raised in Chicago and has been in the automotive industry for 20 years. His favorite Chicago sports team is the World Series Champs, the Chicago Cubs. His favorite things to do are golf, travel, and snowboard in Colorado.

Matthew Meehan

Matthew Meehan

Chief Technical Officer

Matthew is the Chief Technical Officer for TEXT2DRIVE. He focuses on bringing innovative software solutions to the automotive industry. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys golfing, cooking, and building ships in bottles.

Norm Crawford

Norm Crawford

Chief Information Officer

Norm has been working on the digital side of the automotive industry for over 8 years. In his free time Norm enjoys keeping his mind sharp by working on new coding projects, his favorite language is Python. When not coding Norm likes to relax by playing video games or disc golf.

Lori Becker

Lori Becker

Chief Relations Officer

Lori was born and raised in Boston and has since lived in Pennsylvania, Denver, New Jersey and soon to be living in Oregon but will always remains loyal to all Boston's Sports teams! For the last 5 years, she was in the Digital Marketing space. Prior to that she had been in the Auto Industry for many years and is very excited to be back! She has se...Read More

Jaime Dickerson

Jaime Dickerson

Chief Payments Officer

Jaime holds her Certified Payments Professional credentials, has over 15 years of experience in the Payments Industry and is a member of various organizations including the Electronic Transaction Association and Woman in Payments leadership. Prior to joining TEXT2DRIVE, Jaime worked for the largest processor in the United States where she collabora...Read More

Brian Harrison

Brian Harrison

Director of Customer Success

Brian has been in the automotive industry since 2005 and has been with TEXT2DRIVE for the last 2 years. Over the past year, he has worked his way up to Team Lead of the Customer Success department. Living in the land of cheese & brats, you'll find him cheering for the Brewers & Packers! He also enjoys cooking and going on camping trips. Starting in...Read More

Rebecca Hoffman

Rebecca Hoffman

Director of Customer Support

Rebecca has worked in the automotive industry for almost 12 years. She enjoys the outdoors... camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. As a tribute to her late grandpa's service in the Navy and as a life-long member of the American Legion Auxiliary, she also volunteers her time helping veterans, military and their families.

Marilyn Owen

Marilyn Owen

There are many dealerships/people in the industry that Marilyn has worked with for nearly 30 years in Advertising and now with TEXT2DRIVE. Helping her customers in any way is her number one priority. If they succeed, she succeeds.

Kristen Owen

Kristen Owen

Sales Executive

Kristen has been lucky enough to grow up with such a dynamic, ever changing and wonderful business surrounding her. She made the auto industry her career 10 years ago, first with advertising, and now with TEXT2DRIVE. With her strong background in sales and customer service, Kristen has created a career with TEXT2DRIVE that is both successful, and f...Read More

Chris Solomon

Chris Solomon

Director of Product Development

Chris has been with TEXT2DRIVE for five years. He graduated from Columbia College of Missouri with a double Bachelor's in Human Resources and Business Management. Originally from Illinois, Chris recently moved to a suburb of Nashville, TN with his wife Sarah and their three sons, Evan, Owen and Grayson.

Brian Bottigliero

Brian Bottigliero

Customer Success Manager

Brian is originally from Chicago, and currently resides and directs account success for TEXT2DRIVE out of the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors on the coast, or in the mountains. He previously worked in music production and continues to stay active in the local music and arts scene.

Matt Schwartz

Matt Schwartz

Customer Success Manager

Matt grew up on the west coast and moved east after earning an Engineering degree from the University of Arizona. When not exploring the streets of Chicago and the surrounding countryside, you can find him wrenching on old cars, playing bass guitar, or doing pub trivia.

Annie Spagnola

Annie Spagnola

Customer Success Manager

Annie grew up in the Chicagoland area, and after graduating from the University of Illinois, spent over a decade living on the north side of the city working in film production and online advertising. Now, she lives in the western suburbs with her husband and 9 month old son, where they like to explore new restaurants and breweries. She also enjoys...Read More

Athena Campbell

Athena Campbell

Customer Success Manager

After nearly 20 years in Digital Media Advertising sales, Athena decided it was time for a change. She has since transitioned over to the Automotive industry and is very excited to join the TEXT2DRIVE team. In her free time Athena enjoys the great outdoors, especially traveling, hiking, skiing & yoga. Athena's proudest accomplishment is her daughter, Drew.

Mia Centore

Mia Centore

Customer Success Manager

Mia is a Communication professional with several years of experience in a variety of sales roles. Maintaining relationships is her favorite part of the sale, and brings that passion to TEXT2DRIVE. Residing along the shoreline in New Haven County, she loves the scene for the Northeast’s best pizza and sampling bourbon with her friends. When not wo...Read More

Kenzie McCarthy

Kenzie McCarthy

Customer Success Manager

Kenzie has spent eight years in the automotive industry, working her way from sales to management, loving every minute of it - except for her time in F&I, definitely not for her! She spends her weekends with her fiance in Atlanta's own Piedmont Park either playing with their dogs, catching the latest music festival or killing it in their Sunday vol...Read More

Dylan Cramer

Dylan Cramer

SCO Setup Specialist

Dylan is a recent graduate of Illinois State University in May 2018, where he found a love for Web Development. HTML/CSS and Java are a few of his favorite programming languages. Besides programming, he thoroughly enjoys being active, video gaming and trying new restaurants!

Josh Yarnall

Josh Yarnall

UI/UX Designer

Josh is the UI/UX Designer for TEXT2DRIVE. He’s responsible for improving user satisfaction by enhancing visuals and usability for both desktop and mobile applications. Away from the computer, Josh loves to cook, play with his two dogs, root for the Blackhawks and Cubs, and travel with his wife.

Brian Herrick

Brian Herrick

Implementation & Training Specialist

Brian was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. His background consists of mainly training and supervisory roles over the last 10 years. He is currently an Implementation and Training Specialist at TEXT2DRIVE and in his spare time serves as the Production Manager at a small, independent publisher. He currently lives in Bayview, WI with his wife and dau...Read More

Dennis Drueck

Dennis Drueck

Interactivity Specialist

A Chicago native, Dennis grew up in a family passionate about restoring classic cars. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he has spent several years working in various technical roles. He is excited to be lending his expertise to the TEXT2DRIVE team. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and snowboarding.

CJ Robertson

CJ Robertson

Dealer Setup Specialist

CJ made his way to TEXT2DRIVE after a fulfilling experience at Illinois State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching football, playing video games, and going to the gym. CJ is also an avid movie watcher and animal lover.

Constance Timm

Constance Timm

Customer Support

Constance is a Wisconsin native through and through, she loves the Bucks, the Brewers, and the Packers! She has spent most of her career in the Support space, having a passion to help others, supporting customers when they need assistance. She also enjoys learning new skills and growing herself professionally and personally. When Constance is not i...Read More

Jennifer Spencer

Jennifer Spencer

Customer Support

Jennifer earned a degree in Network Administration and now wants to bring her great customer service and problem-solving skills to TEXT2DRIVE, where she hopes to be a great asset to an already amazing company. Jennifer is also an extreme Packers fan and in her spare time enjoys spending quality time with her family which includes her 2 sons. She al...Read More

Latravia Randolph

Latravia Randolph

Customer Support

Latravia was born in Milwaukee, WI, raised in Avondale, AZ & returned to her hometown in 2010 to start college and be closer to family. Over the last 10 years, she’s worked in customer support & customer service roles. In her spare time she enjoys cooking & arts and crafts/DIY projects, as well as hosting weekend game nights with family & friends...Read More

Otto Wichmann

Otto Wichmann

iOS Software Engineer

Otto is a passionate iOS Developer that enjoys delivering silky smooth experiences through custom-crafted components. When not working on iOS, he enjoys making small games for the pico-8 console or playing with Arduinos.