- In 2009 when Multichannel News named him one of the publication's "40-under-40" most influential innovators in the industry
- In 1999 recipient of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in NY
Prior to joining ACV, Vikas held several leadership roles in North America and Europe at eBay for over a decade. These included launching and running the payments initiative for North America, growing the German consumer marketplace, overseeing and scaling operations for Canada’s largest classifieds site Kijiji, seeding and blitz-scaling classifieds businesses in Italy, Belgium, and Turkey, and overseeing a global technology program that supported 20+ markets. Prior to joining eBay, Vikas ran a technology program and sourcing strategy for Allstate’s independent agent business unit.
Vikas received a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Florida and two master's degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including a degree in technology policy. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, reading, and a wide variety of sports.
Previously, Craig held executive leadership positions at other rapidly scaling businesses, including CFO of a real estate technology company, COO/CFO of a tech-enabled consumer fitness business, and president/COO of an advertising exchange. Before that, he was a vice president in the investment banking division of The Blackstone Group, focused on mergers and acquisitions, special situation financings and restructurings. Craig began his career as an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers, where he worked on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals and complex litigation.
Craig has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of the office, Craig enjoys spending time in Brooklyn with his wife and kids.
Kate’s focus is on increasing ACV’s brand awareness to keep pace with its rapid growth, go-to-market communications for new ACV products and initiatives, and partnership with sales to support customer acquisition and retention.
Kate has a BA from Smith College where she was a Sociology major with a focus on Immigration and Refugee Policy. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and two children.
Bahman Koohestani is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ACV (NASDAQ: ACVA) and was appointed to the position on September 1, 2021. Drawn to ACV by the company’s technological development potential of its flagship marketplace product ACV Auctions and the collection and utilization of ACV’s proprietary data, Bahman leads product and tech across the entire ACV portfolio to further innovate and transform the used car industry.
Bahman is a seasoned executive who brings over 25 years of leadership experience in technology, data analytics, product and operating strategies. He spent the majority of his career in the Bay Area where he most recently served as the CTO and Chief Product Officer (CPO) at LendingClub, focused on creating a culture of technology delivery, innovation and differentiation for their business. Specifically, Bahman created financial fitness products for their members and customers by way of leading all technology, data science, technology operations and product and design to deliver 21st century banking and credit services.
Prior to joining LendingClub, he served as CTO of Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics, Executive Vice President and CTO of NexTag, and has held numerous executive roles at various leading technology and fintech companies, including PayPal, Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide. Bahman started his career at Netscape in 1995, where he and his team commercialized the web and created the first-ever web browser.
Bahman has an eye for delivering value to customers, while increasing a company's competitive advantage and operational efficiency. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and has founded multiple companies throughout his career, including Delano Technology, where he grew the team from seven initial employees to 650 and took the company public on NASDAQ in 2000.
Bahman graduated from York University in Toronto with a BS in Computer Science. He and his wife have two children: a daughter who studies at NYU, and a son who resides in Florida and is a physician. Bahman enjoys playing golf, flying small private aircrafts and studying European history.
Sallie graduated from Widener University with her Masters in Human Resources Management and has a BS from the State University of New York College at Brockport where she had a dual Major of Communications with Business and Health Science. In addition, Sallie is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM -SCP) and an HRCI Certified Senior Professional (SPHR).
Previously, Fitzgerald was with Nuance Communications Inc., most recently serving as the company's Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Corporate Securities and Compliance and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining Nuance, she served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in the legal department of EMC Corporation from 1994 to 2008, culminating as Associate General Counsel.
Fitzgerald holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the Franklin Pierce Law Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.