Executive Management

Maury Marks
President & CEO
Throughout his career, Maury Marks has established himself as a visionary in the automotive retail technology industry. As one of the original founders, and as the President and CEO of Quorum Information Technologies, Maury has created a team that is committed to building and providing the best dealership management system in the industry. Growing up in Alberta, Canada, Maury worked in his family’s GM dealership. During this time, he was exposed to the facets of dealership management and the challenges dealers face from both a business and technology standpoint. In 1996, Maury’s family approached him in need of a new DMS. After evaluating and realizing that the DMS industry was largely stagnated, Maury and his partners conceived the idea of Quorum. He focused the company on the development of its flagship XSellerator DMS software. Maury earned a Bachelor of Management (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada in 1988. He then received his Chartered Accountant’s designation couple of years later after articling with Deloitte and Touche in Calgary. Maury started in the accounting group and eventually moved to the firm’s technology practice where he had the experience of helping various corporations select and implement technology and systems that best fit their business needs. In 1992, Maury made the decision to leave Deloitte and Touche to begin his own practice of technology consulting. While Maury is not on business trips, he can be found in Quorum’s headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
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Marilyn Bown
Chief Financial Officer
Having a natural flair in numbers, Marilyn Bown keeps our books in the black. In 2008, she was recruited from Belanger Clarke Follett McGettigan to fill the Corporate Accountant position. Marilyn progressively increased her responsibilities and contribution to Quorum, which earned her a promotion as Controller. Marilyn is Quorum’s Chief Financial Office and leads the Corporate department at Quorum. She overlooks all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, procurement and government relations. Five years prior to joining Quorum, Marilyn received her Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. She then received her Certified General Accountant Designation in 2008.Marilyn works out of Quorum’s largest office in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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Mike Herenberg
Chief Operating Officer
Mike recently joined Quorum with the goal of utilizing his customer focused leadership style to continue fostering an environment of continuous improvement and innovation. Mike oversees Quorum’s end-to-end service delivery, including implementation, support, customer success and infrastructure. Before joining Quorum, Mike was the Vice President of Product Strategy and Customer Experience for North America and Chief Operations Officer for Canada for Element Fleet Management, the largest fleet management company in North America, Australia and New Zealand and the largest pure play commercial vehicle fleet management company globally. Prior to that, Mr. Herenberg was the President of Kerr Group of Companies, a technology company employing approximately 200 people across 11 locations in Canada; a National organization that focused on technology infrastructure, Telematics, and Data Analytics for a wide variety of Government and Enterprise customers. Before joining Kerr, Mike led the European expansion of the US firm Valley Industries; worked for a leading video analytics firm I3DVR; and worked at Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector. Mike holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sobey’s School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, a Masters certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business, York University and a certificate in Financial Management from Saint Mary’s University.
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Mark Allen
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Owing to his deep business, technical and automotive industry experience, Mark earned himself the reputation as a visionary leader in the automotive retail technologies space. Mark’s very first priority when he joined Quorum in 2006 was to lead the launch of the General Motors Integration Dealer Management System (IDMS) program. This helped build a good rapport between GM and the company, transforming Quorum’s core business model to deliver services required under the contract. After the success he had with GM, Mark moved on to lead a new department chartered with marketing, strategic planning and enterprise account management. His present position of Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Services, and Director, Quorum Information Technologies (US), Inc. is the culmination of progressively added leadership responsibility in the years since joining Quorum. Mark leads all sales (client acquisition and organic growth), marketing and strategic partnerships, in addition to the Services Delivery team (implementations and training), for the company. Mark holds a BSBA degree, with an emphasis in information technology and finance, and an MBA in Marketing - both attained with high honors from prestigious universities. He has extensive leadership background with multi-national organizations like General Motors and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). In his senior management roles with EDS Automotive Retail Group (ARG), he was responsible for overall management and performance of ARG’s product and service portfolio, as well as strategic planning, technology leadership and business development. Mark’s entrepreneurial expertise has found him as Founder, President and CEO of Playing Field Inc., an innovative start-up that established a new market model for application integration within automotive retail, as well as previous endeavors such as ownership of an independent coffee shop and a small business custom application development boutique. Mark is based in Quorum’s Washington Township, Michigan office.
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Dan Ichelson
Senior Vice President of Product Development
Having a natural inclination towards processes and development, coupled with his expertise in the automotive retail industry, Dan Ichelson heads up Quorum’s Operations and Development team. Dan first joined Quorum in 1998 as Product Specialist where his main duties revolved around supporting and implementing XSellerator™ at various GM dealerships. As a liaison between the dealers and Quorum’s Development team, Dan was able to participate in the process of planning and defining changes to product and new feature releases. Among his multiple responsibilities, Dan also had the honour of testing exciting upgrades and new product functionalities. Due to his extensive knowledge of the DMS, Dan was promoted to Implementation Manager just three years after he joined the company. It was in this role where he dived into the vital undertaking of ensuring that Quorum’s product is geographically compatible to the company’s expansion efforts. Another three years saw Dan as the Director of Product Development. He was then heavily involved in the development process while working closely with GM in North America. As the VP of Operations and Development for the past two decades, Dan leads all aspects of the XSellerator product, which includes product management, application development, network R&D, support and QA. He continues to guide the development and release of Quorum’s Dealership products. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary in 1992. Prior to joining Quorum, he was directly involved with the development and implementation of an in-house system for a nationally franchised organization. Dan is based in Calgary, where Quorum’s headquarters is located.
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Rick Johnston
VP Product Management: Vehicle Sales
With more than a decade of real-life sales floor experience and the vision to build world-class products, Rick brings a fresh take on how software is solving some of the automotive retail industry’s most pressing challenges. In 2006, Rick joined Quorum as an Implementation Specialist, a role that saw him travel to more than 100 dealerships across North America. Three years later he moved into the position of Business Analyst which was where he found his passion for designing industry changing products. In 2010, Rick founded Autovance Technologies: he managed Autovance in combination with his career at Quorum until September of 2013, when he decided to pursue his vision to build the next generation of desking tools full-time. Rick began building the team at Autovance in late 2014 and it has been growing ever since. By the summer of 2016, Autovance Desk, Canada’s most advanced web-based desking tool, was built and it is already helping hundreds of dealerships sell more cars across Canada. The relationship between Quorum and Autovance was built on a strong foundation and in 2017 it took the most logical next step as Quorum acquired Autovance. As a result, Rick rejoined Quorum as the Vice President of Autovance. Rick works out of the Autovance headquarters in Lethbridge, Alberta.
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Jane Webb
VP Product Management: Service
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Mark Bennett
VP Sales
Mark brings 25 plus years of experience to the Quorum team. A graduate of Northwood University with a passion for cars, led Mark to his first jobs in Automotive Retail with roles in Sales, F&I and Service. He then pursued an opportunity with EDS, in their DMS business focused on the Saturn Retail Systems as an installer and then on to managing both the field and customer support organizations in both the US and Japan. This led to opportunities at both IBM as an Executive Consultant focused on OEMs and Omnicom where he was instrumental in the sale and global rollout of the DaimlerChrysler brand websites, Mopar.com, Chrysler Financials site along with their Dealer and DAA sites. Leaving the auto space for a short time, Mark was a Regional Developer for a Home Care Company which he later sold to relocate from Michigan to Florida. When Mark arrived in Florida, he became a Sales Executive for an eMPI company which then led to a role as the Director of Sales for the Americas. On April 1, 2019, Mark joined Quorum as the North American Sales Manager.
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