President and CEO – Holman Strategic Ventures
Chief Strategy Officer – Holman Enterprises
Mr. Cariss has been with the company since 1984, beginning his career at ARI. His roles at ARI included Account Executive, District Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager. He joined the retail operations in 1996 as Executive Assistant to the President of Holman Enterprises and went on to become Vice President of Dealership Operations in 2001 and President of Retail Operations in 2015. Mr. Cariss currently serves as President and CEO of Holman Strategic Ventures, and Chief Strategy Officer for Holman Enterprises. His role focuses on evaluating and implementing strategy, as well as identifying future investment opportunities across all Holman business segments. In the beginning of 2017, Mr. Cariss developed the Holman Strategic Ventures Group. This team will leverage the many core assets and technology across all Holman business through a combination of start-ups and joint ventures with key partners, as well as strategic investments in early stage companies.
Mr. Cariss received a B.S. in Business Administration from Messiah College and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.