Our VRCG Mission is to help make auto dealerships and rental car companies more efficient and profitable.
VRCG (formerly Vehicle Replacement Consulting Group) began as a consulting company back in 2001, morphing into a used car wholesaler and auto fleet sales company in 2003. Along the way, we’ve given industry-related presentations and perspectives to businesses and organizations ranging from hedge funds to non-profits, and all manner of companies in between. We’ve also been sought out by a diverse number of prestigious newspapers, columnists, business writers, reporters and enterprises throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe.
Our core team consists of experienced professionals able to address all of your used car inventory needs.
Born and raised in the Detroit area, Dave has accumulated a comprehensive knowledge of automotive sales, fleet planning and management. He has extensive retail experience developing and directing multi point organizations. He also has 20-plus years of experience analyzing, creating strategies for, and executing fleet plans for large rental car companies throughout the country. His tenure in the business has exposed him to a wide variety of market conditions, changes in manufacturers’ focus, and cutting edge sales strategies. This experience, combined with his true “car guy” passion for the business, makes for a realistic approach that results in higher efficiencies and profits.
Dave was elected president of VRCG in December 2012.
VRCG was founded by Michael J. Kane, a 30+ year veteran of the auto rental and leasing business, and also one of the top automotive leasing consultants in the country. Mike capped off a successful career with the largest car rental company in the US by founding, then growing, a vehicle rental and leasing business unit that had 10,000 rental units, thousands of lease units, and retail and wholesale car sale operations.
Jeff is a 30-year veteran of the car rental industry. At one time, he owned and operated Southeast Michigan’s Thrifty Car Rental franchise, which consisted of a large airport location and nine suburban branches. In September 2006, Jeff made a career change by closing his franchise operation and joining the VRCG remarketing team.
Jeff resides in lovely Plymouth, MI and travels to his cottage on the state’s west side every weekend that he can. He has two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.
Jeff joined VRCG in early 2008 and brought 20 years of retail and automotive sales management experience with him. He began his automotive career in sales for a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jeep and Nissan dealership where he was promoted to New Vehicle Sales Manager within a year. Jeff then spent 4 years honing his skills at an automotive wholesale company followed by 8 years as Used Vehicle Sales Manager and Finance Manager for a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jeep dealership.
Jeff resides in White Lake MI. right on Pontiac Lake. He spends his summers on his boat, golfing and running. He enjoys snow skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months. Jeff has two daughters and four grandchildren.
Craig Goodman brings 16 years of extensive fleet management, remarketing, and car rental experience to VRCG. Prior to joining our Company, his most recent positions included Midwest Remarketing Manager for Hertz Rent A Car, then Vice President of Fleet Operations for ACE Rent A Car, Inc.
Craig enjoys spending time with his family, camping, snowmobiling, and coaching baseball. He resides in Fowler, IN with his wife and 3 children.
Mike Yatsko brings 35+ years of automotive experience to VRCG, Inc. His career began with American Motors and continued through a series of mergers and acquisitions, including Daimler Chrysler becoming Chrysler, LLC. Mike retired as Director of Dealer Operations for Chrysler simultaneously with his position of President of Chrysler Realty Corporation.
Mike’s real love is the dealer network, especially helping dealers work seamlessly to increase customer and employee satisfaction, and profit.
Mike is an avid golfer and a teller of many stories that’ll keep you laughing. He and his wife Kathie reside on a lovely lake in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Tim works as our logistics coordinator ensuring all vehicles are shipped and received in an effective and timely manner. Before coming to VCRG, he was a Regional Manager for a national banking company. When he’s off the clock, he enjoys spending time with his two year old son Blake.
Before joining VRCG, Kelley managed all the office functions for a Chevrolet Dealership. She then spent several years as a manager in the banking industry. When she’s not crunching numbers Kelley enjoys camping with her husband and two daughters. She resides in Holly, Michigan.