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Our Story.

Our Leadership Team

Jerry Kroshus

Jerry Kroshus has over 30 years of experience in the auto finance servicing space, managing companies and teams specializing in auto refinance, remarketing, titles, collections, recovery and skip. He has served as President and CEO of Auto Approve, an auto refinance company that he co-founded in 2017, as well as President and CEO of PAR North America. He has also held senior roles at HSBC Auto Finance and Citigroup after beginning his career at GMAC. Kroshus came to Location Services through the acquisition of Auto Approve. He has been Location Services’ Chief Client Relations Officer before his current role of CEO. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.

Jose Delgado

Jose has more than 23 years of experience in asset recovery and remarketing. Prior to joining Location Services he was the President of North American for CarZip and was responsible for operations and vendor relations. Jose was also the Sr. VP at PAR North America and oversaw sales, client relations and operations. Jose has held several key management positions including WFS Financial and HSBC Auto Finance, Manheim Auctions where he was the AGM of Manheim Utah Auto Auction. Jose has extensive Six Sigma experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Business Administration.

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John Nethery

John Nethery joined Location Services in June 2021. John has dual responsibilities for the company, serving as CFO and President of insightLPR. He spent more than nine years at DRN from 2010 to 2019 as their CFO and COO and was a major contributor to their overall growth and success. John is a CPA and started his career in 1993 with Price Waterhouse Coopers. He also has extensive commercial real estate experience. John graduated from Texas Christian University and earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

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Mohit Mahajan

Mohit Mahajan brings 25 years of IT and product management experience in automotive remarketing and healthcare industries. Mohit’s energy, enthusiasm and results-driven leadership skills are a perfect match for our rapidly growing IT. In this position, Mohit leverages his strong background in IT leadership, customer focus, strategy and innovation. In the past, Mohit has led multiple divisions of KAR Global, namely PAR North America, CarBuyCo, ADESA and IAA where he spent 21 years. His proven track record of leading IT and product development teams has enabled his partners to experience new and better ways to transact more effectively. Most recently, Mohit was a Vice President at Miracle Software Systems, based in Novi, MI. Mohit holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Tennessee.

Michelle Connell, VP Client Relations

Michele Connell

Michele Connell has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in client relations, sales, marketing, collections, operations, vendor management, and contact management administration. Prior to joining Location Services, she was Director of Client & Vendor Relations at NCCI and was instrumental in diversifying and expanding their field contact into a wide variety of field solutions, in her 20+ year tenure. In addition, Michele has served over 25 years as Director and Conference Committee Director on the California Credit Union Collectors Council and has held several key positions within the Credit Union industry.

Dimple Patel

Dimple Patel joined Location Services as VP of Finance and Accounting in June 2021. Dimple has 20+ years of industry experience and oversees all financial activities for the Location Services and insightLPR business units. Dimple previously worked at DRN as their VP of Finance / Controller from 2010 to 2017. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mumbai University in Mumbai, India, and is also a CPA.

Mike Suarez, VP of Operations

Mike Suarez

Mike Suarez joined Location Services in May 2021 as VP of Operations. Mike has extensive industry experience in both sales and operations, most recently leading client relations at Primeritus and previously holding senior leadership roles at PAR North America. Mike has oversight of Location Services’ recovery and skip operations, while fostering key client relationships for the company. Mike is a graduate of University of Illinois.

Carolynn Hunter, VP Human Resources

Carolynn Huter

Carolynn Huter’s career in Human Resources spans over 20 years in the car and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Location Services, Carolynn worked at Praxair Surface Technologies overseeing all functions of Human Resources on an operational level. Carolynn also spent 10 years with KAR Auction Services in many facets of the business from human resources, talent acquisition and management, operations, client relations, regional sales, employee engagement and training and development. Carolynn’s passion, drive and enthusiasm are what make her leadership skills a great addition to our growing business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational/Corporate Management from Northern Illinois University.

Debbie Stokes, National Remarketing Director

Debbie Stokes

Debbie has over 30 years of experience in the auto industry. She has extensive experience within the remarketing industry, including leading the remarketing division at PAR North America for 7 years. Prior to PAR, Debbie spent 13 years at Manheim Auctions, 3 years at CitiFinancial Auto as a Regional Remarketing Representative, 6 years at ADESA-Tampa, with her last position there as AGM, and for 1 year as AGM at AutoNation Auto Auction-Orlando before joining Location Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of South Alabama.

Jason Stephens

Jason Stephens is VP of LPR Field Operations. He has over 25 of industry experience, starting his career in 1996 with River City Auto Recovery in Sacramento, CA and then moving over to Digital Dog Auto Recovery in 1998 as its General Manager. In 2004 Stephens and his wife started Extreme Auto Recovery in Sacramento and grew it to 22 locations in California, Washington and Arizona. He sold Extreme to Renovo in November 2010 and then launched a successful Bail Bonds business and sold it in April of 2016. Stephens then returned to Digital Dog as VP of Business Operations / Business Development. He joined Location Services in the fall of 2018 through Location Services’ acquisition of Digital Dog and has served as the VP of Field Operations.

Our History

  • Q3 2017 Delaware Street Capital
    • DSC enters the market via acquisition of PRA Location Services and Find John Doe
    • Primary interest in License Plate Recognition (LPR) market

  • Q2 2018 National Direct Model
    • The vision began from a lender’s perspective as it relates to the auto finance industry
    • Shared with our partners at 2018 North American Repossessors Summit (NARS)

  • Q4 2018 Acquisitions
    • American Recovery Specialists of FL
    • Auto Approve auto refinancing
    • CARS Recovery Inc
    • Digital Dog Auto Recovery
    • MOXKOR (ROA) and it’s Allied Solutions client base
    • Premier Adjusters Inc
    • Repo Inc
    • RepoRoute mapping software
    • TCAR
    • Top recovery agents in the nation

  • October 2019
    • American Recovery Specialist, MI
    • Double Eagle Services
    • Certified Auto Recovery

  • December 2019
    • Assimilation of acquired companies
    • Consolidation of like-functions and centralization of key processes

  • January 2020

    Equitable Services

  • June 2020
    • Provide clients with the benefits of a forwarder with the advantages of an agent direct model
    • Launch insight LPR
    • Implementing enhanced technologies – system of record and driver routing

  • June 2021
    • Moved corporate headquarters to Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • August 2021
    • LPR division, insightLPR, acquired Riverland Technologies out of Jackson, Mississippi.
  • September 2021
    • Exited the direct recovery space to focus on building the forwarding model, which includes recovery, skip-tracing, remarketing, transport, keys and titles.
CA RECOVERIES COMPLETED UNDER LOCATION SERVICES REPOSSESSION LP REPOSSESSION AGENCY LICENSES
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Fairfield RA# 1840
Fremont RA# 1841
Concord RA# 1842
Rancho Cordova RA# 1843
San Lorenzo (Oakland) RA# 1844
Fresno RA# 1845
Bakersfield RA# 1846
Modesto RA# 1847
Chico RA# 1848
Arcadia RA# 1849
Colton RA# 1850
Chula Vista RA# 1851
Salinas RA# 1852
Indio RA# 1853
Panorama City RA# 1854
Santa Fe Springs RA# 1855
Folsom RA# 1856
Pasadena RA# 1857
Moreno Valley RA# 1858
Poway RA# 1859