Josh Holstein is the Founder & CEO of CellARide
, an award-winning Midwest technology firm that has built one of the most powerful, user-friendly recall communications platforms on the market. Josh started CellARide after a five year career in law enforcement. In the past twelve months, CellARide has grown from a boutique technology firm to a high-growth SaaS company, including the recent addition of a national sales team and hundreds of dealership clients.
CellARide's early development was catalyzed by investment twice from Capital Innovators
, a Top-10 technology accelerator, and Missouri Technology Corporation
, a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship in the state. Since then, the company has developed a strong product-market fit through contracts and partnerships with companies that include iHeartMedia, Ferrari North America, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Fiat Chrysler (Stellantis) and the National Safety Council, among others.
Josh graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems. After graduation, he fulfilled his dream of becoming an officer with the Springfield Missouri Police Department. Following a distinguished tenure in law enforcement, Josh shifted his focus to entrepreneurship.
CellARide started as a consumer-facing automotive sales and lead capture platform. After a few product iterations, the company launched its My Car Recall
platform, combining Josh's background in technology development and public service with the goal of keeping people safe through increasing automotive recall completion rates.
More than anything, Josh values time spent with his wife, Maria, and their two children. He takes pride in being a husband and father, making a point to strike a balance between the demands of running a high-growth company and raising a family.
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