About About Carousel
Carousel Motor Group is comprised of a diverse portfolio of exceptional dealerships and leaders constantly anticipating what is next in the industry.
President and CEO
Chase is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carousel Motor Group. He has nearly thirty years of global automotive experience spanning five continents, working for General Motors for more than half that time in senior leadership positions in sales, service, marketing, product planning and pricing. He joined Carousel Motor Group in the summer of 2016 as Vice President for the Porsche Brand, after three years as General Manager for a large multi-franchised auto group based in Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, South Africa. Chase is married with a teenage daughter and son.
Carousel Motor Group simply believes that if we have the very best, highly motivated employee teams at our Dealerships, they will serve our customers’ needs with the integrity, value system and culture that our company was founded on.
Chase Hawkins, president and chief executive officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff joined Carousel Motor Group in January 2020 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for Carousel’s finance and accounting practices. His activities include oversite of M&A, strategic planning, corporate development along with the controllership and treasury functions. Previous to CMG, Jeff was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Walser Automotive Group and prior to that spent almost 15 years with Accenture working across multiple industries. Jeff lives in Chanhassen with his wife and two children, Addison and Jacob. He enjoys spending family time at their cabin and coaching youth baseball and basketball.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Nicole has been at Carousel Motor Group since 2013. In her current role, she is in charge of aligning human capital strategies with overall business strategies and goals. She previously worked in human resources at several manufacturing companies. Nicole received a masters of business administration in human resources management from Capella University.Nicole lives in Independence and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Vice President of Retail Finance and Accounting
Jack joined Carousel Motor Group in September 2020 as Vice President of Finance and Accounting. He is responsible for financial planning, controllership, financial reporting and decision support. Previous to CMG, Jack was the Controller of Global Retail for Starkey Hearing Technologies and prior to that he spent almost 9 years at Famous Dave’s of America in various financial leadership roles ascending to VP, Chief Accounting Officer. He received his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Jack lives in Lakeville with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, golfing and hunting.
Vice President of Compliance and Governance
Wendy assisted with the formation of Carousel Motor Group in 2007; she currently is responsible for group wide policy and procedure compliance, contract management and dealership solutions support. Wendy has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years and has received her General Manager Certificate from the National Automobile Dealers Association in 2002. Wendy lives in Chanhassen and enjoys golf, bean bags, boating, live music and travel.
Vice President of Fixed Operations
Wayne joined Carousel Motor Group in 2013; he oversees Services, Parts and remodeling and construction for all the company’s locations. He has been in the automotive industry since 1982. Wayne is the president of the MADA Service Parts & Collision Council and serves on the board of the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence. He received a bachelor’s degree in management design and administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.Wayne lives in Minnetonka with his wife Terri and enjoys playing golf.
Vice President of Performance Brands
Bill has been with Carousel Motor Group since 2003, holding many different positions in variable operations. He got his start in the automotive industry as a car washer before he had a driver’s license, and is now the Vice President and General Manager of Porsche Brands where he oversees the daily operations of the Porsche Minneapolis and Porsche St. Paul locations. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, taking trips, and playing as much golf as he can.
Vice President of Mainstream Brands
Dave joined Carousel Motor Group in 2019 and is the General Manager at our Coon Rapids Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. Dave has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, including most recently 19 years as Vice President at Metropolitan Corporation. Dave has received his Executive Management Certificate from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management, as well as his Leadership Development Certificate from Rollins College. In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing in Florida, and downhill skiing at the nearest ski hill.
Vice President of Audi Brands
Todd joined Carousel Motor Group in 2008; he currently oversees day-to-day operations at Audi Minneapolis and Audi St. Paul. He has been in the automotive industry since 2000 and received a bachelor’s degree in English from North Dakota State University.Todd lives in Plymouth with his wife Laurie. They enjoy spending time at the lake with their daughter and their dogs.
Vice President of BMW Brands
Ric has been in the automotive industry for more than 20 years, working in a wide variety of roles from sales manager to chief operating officer of an automotive group. He joined Carousel Motor Group in 2018. In his current role, Ric is responsible for daily operations including sales, administration, financial planning and more. He is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from San Diego State University. Ric lives in Plymouth with his wife, two children and their dog. He enjoys spending time with his family, boating, golfing and watching any sport with commentary by Jim Nance.
Vice President of Customer Experience
Angie has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years and joined Carousel Motor Group in 2011. She brings valuable experience from key leadership roles, and her vision for the organization aligns with CMG’s core values. She currently leads customer experience, collaborating with CMG leaders, and oversees the Client Care Center. She received her General Manager Certification from the National Automobile Dealers Association in 2020. Angie lives in Minnetrista with her husband Kyle and 3 daughters. She enjoys running, fishing, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Director of Information Technology
Erik has been with Carousel Motor Group for over five years and in his tenure has been promoted twice from Business Analyst to Business Systems Manager to his current role, Director of Information Technology. Erik is responsible for information security and technology across the dealership enterprise with a focus on enhancing customer experience. Erik’s previous work experience spans both financial and retail sectors including time with AT&T, Target, and Ameriprise in various project management and leadership capacities. Erik lives in Shoreview with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys time with family and friends, as well as plenty of time wake surfing behind the boat and downhill skiing.
Senior Director of Human Resources
Mir joined Carousel Motor Group in 2015. In his current role, he oversees all aspects of human resources, including talent management, employee leadership and development training and employee engagement. He previously worked in human resources for Fortune 500 companies. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, human relations and sociology. Mir is a regular volunteer at the NorthWest Islamic Community Center in Plymouth.Mir lives in Maple Grove with his wife Mariya, three children and a cat, and enjoys running and biking.
Senior Director of People Development and Engagement
Lisa joined Carousel Motor Group in March 2021 as the Director of People Development and Engagement. She is responsible for executing initiatives to create a culture transformation that attracts, engages, and retains a diverse and top talent base. Her key focus is on our employment brand, employee communication, diversity needs, and overall engagement. Prior to CMG, Lisa spent nearly 25 years at General Mills in various roles of increasing responsibility in communications, human resources, and marketing; and was most recently head of Global Internal Communications. Lisa lives in Savage with her husband and has two adult children. She enjoys spending time with friends and family at the cabin, traveling, and baking cookies.