Josh Holstein is the Founder & CEO of CellARide, an award-winning Midwest technology firm, considered one of the pioneers of the automotive marketing technology space. CellARide began over 10 years ago
when Josh wanted to simply “text a car” for information without the awkward conversation.
Since then, Josh has grown CellARide from a simple idea to a high-growth company garnering national attention. Company growth was catalyzed by investment twice from Capital Innovators
, a Top 10 technology accelerator, and sustained through many partnerships and contracts with Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Fiat Chrysler and the National Safety Council, among others.
Josh graduated from Missouri State University Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems. After graduation, he fulfilled a dream of his by becoming an officer with the Springfield Police Department.
Following a distinguished tenure in law enforcement, Josh shifted his focus to entrepreneurship and created a software-as-a-service platform poised to disrupt the automotive marketing industry. This platform evolved into CellARide.
Through CellARide’s My Car Recall
product, Josh’s background in technology development and public service come together with the same goal of keeping people safe by 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 company and raising a family.
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