We've walked in your shoes

About Agora

For decades, our senior leadership team operated in the retail auto and auto finance space. While we enjoyed the flexibility and entrepreneurial nature of working in that environment, we experienced first-hand the challenges of not having access to the substantial resources such as sophisticated modeling, technology, liquidity and access to capital that the larger institutionalized companies enjoyed. Conversely, several of our senior leaders have served on the institutional side of the business in banking and capital markets and enjoyed the benefits of such resources yet suffered from operating in an inflexible and often bureaucratic environment.

Agora was created as the bridge that gives dealers and finance companies the best of both worlds. We achieved this goal by assembling a team of auto retail and finance industry experts and top data scientists, specializing in artificial intelligence to create Agora, the game-changing platform for the BHPH dealer and auto finance participants.

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Our Mission

In 2017, we embarked on a mission to develop a software platform with a single goal in mind. Our mission is to empower independent and BHPH auto dealers and auto finance companies to continue in that innovative spirit, but now with the same access to liquidity, capital, and sophisticated tools used by the larger dealer groups and institutions.

Why Agora?

Why did we name our company Agora? In ancient Greece, the “agora” was a central gathering place in the city where citizens would assemble to learn, interact, and do business. Now, with Agora Data, the dealer and finance community have one central gathering place.

AGORA

Meet the Agora Team

Agora Team | Steve Burke

Chief Executive Officer

Agora Team | Chris Hawke

Chief Revenue/Legal Officer

Agora Team | Daniel Burke

Chief Technology Officer

Agora Team | Chris Barry

SVP - Sales

SVP - Product DEVELOPMENT

SVP - Data Science

Agora Team | Jim Bass

SVP - Finance

Agora Team | Shelly Vandeven

Shelly Vandeven

SVP - Marketing

Agora Team | Liam Olohan

Liam Olohan

VP - Marketing

Agora Team | Mark Sena

Mark Sena

VP - Strategic Relationships

Matt Carr

VP & Controller

Agora Team | Ryan Perkins

Ryan Perkins

AVP - Brand & Digital Marketing

Agora Team | Chantelle Hardy

Chantelle Hardy

VP - Portfolio Solutions

Agora Team | Ken Gurtner

Ken Gurtner

VP - Portfolio Solutions

Agora Team | Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell

VP - Portfolio Solutions

Justin Stokes

VP - Portfolio Solutions

Kyle Flanagan

AVP - Data Science

Rich Abanilla

AVP - Compliance

Agora Team | Joelle Norling

Joelle Norling

Executive ASsistant

Gustavo Raskosky

Marketing Designer

Agora Team | Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Relationship Manager

Agora Team | Kyle Evans

Kyle Evans

Relationship Manager

Agora Team | Justin Dodson

Justin Dodson

Software Engineer

Agora Team | Walter

Walter

Chief Woof Officer

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