Quiktrak is led by an experienced and tenured team of professionals who are dedicated to guiding the company to be the leader in the asset verification industry. The leadership team has an average of 13 years with the company and a combined average of 20 years of industry experience.
Greg Froomer, President and CEO more
- Is an avid (often rabid) fly-fisherman
- Aspires to one day fly (a plane)
- Won In-and-Out Burger eating contest – ate seven Double Doubles in an hour
- Loves basketball – loves to play, loves to watch (the Bruins), and would love to coach it someday
After running around Westwood, CA, attending UCLA, where he majored in psychology and minored in computer science and business management, Greg began his career in the equipment leasing industry. He spent 10 years learning the industry working from file clerk to Vice President of Credit at a large leasing company. He later went on to found a leasing company with his Father, Don Froomer. Recognizing the need in the industry for an inspection service provider that offered a fast, consistent, accurate, and quality product, Greg and Don co-founded Quiktrak, Inc. Since the beginning, Greg has been instrumental in leading the charge in a variety of senior roles. Currently he serves as President and CEO and the “whatever” it takes role.
Tish Gowgiel, Chief Financial Officer more
- Appreciates Oregon pinots and dark beer
- Is extremely left-handed
- Lives on a nut farm
Tish graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in economics and psychology. Immediately after college she worked as a fund-raiser for a small school. She then decided to return to academia and attended Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. After two years of watching basketball and studying diligently, she earned an MBA with a focus on corporate finance. In the years between her time in North Carolina and when she joined Quiktrak in 2006, Tish worked for Kraft Foods, Tektronix, and Columbia Management (now part of Bank of America). She started at Quiktrak as the Chief Financial Officer, and in 2010 she took on additional responsibilities as the Chief Operating Officer. When not in the office, Tish is continuing her basketball-watching career at her kids’ games or growing food for her family’s dinner table in her (almost) organic garden.
Mark Abrams, Chief Technology Officer more
- Believes that Southern California is Paradise
- Loves In-and-Out Burgers, simply the best
- Played in a band – produced own CD
- Is a fan of the Beatles – even went to Liverpool
Mark knew from the get-go that he thrived in creative and free-thinking environments, so it’s no surprise that in his 25 years of experience in the computer industry, he spent 10 of them owning his own company. Mark is that very rare breed of tech person - he has the expertise to analyze business issues and provide real solutions across a variety of industries, while at the same time communicating those solutions in such a way that those of us who are non-technical can understand. Inventory management, both in wholesale and retail businesses, became a major focus of Mark’s company. In 1995, Mark officially joined Quiktrak. He is the architect of both the Quiktrak system (used internally by Quiktrak) and the Revoquest system. One of the perks of the job that Mark enjoys is always having the latest, greatest and newest tech “toys.” After all, research and development is part of Mark’s job.
Kim Plutte, Chief Customer Officer more
- Is forever searching for the perfect Crème Brûlée
- Is happiest when “organizing”
- Retains title of Quiktrak’s First Employee
- Is fanatic about NCAA March Madness
A natural problem solver and organizer, Kim was an integral part of the growth and development Quiktrak from day one. At one time or another, she has managed nearly every department, including operations, business development, client relations, sales and marketing, new product development and even accounting and human resources. With a visionary spirit and always looking for the next challenge, in 2003, Kim relocated to the United Kingdom to lead Quiktrak’s international development. Her focus over the last eight years has been to setup operations, develop business, and secure the strength of the Quiktrak brand overseas. Kim has a vast amount of industry experience and knowledge as well as strong customer relationships in both the U.S. and global markets.
Jennifer Howell, Director of Operations more
Can be found:
- Riding her ATV on the Oregon Coast Dunes
- Playing in the snow on Mt. Hood
- Riding her Harley through Oregon’s beautiful mountains
- Or at Rose’s Deli eating the most delicious Reuben on the planet
After graduating from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, with a BS in journalism and communications, and a brief stint as a ‘Sound-Off’ column writer at a small town newspaper, Jennifer soon realized that spending the next 50 years of her life in a newsroom was not her idea of a stellar career after all. So she packed up and headed to the Northwest, where she briefly dabbled in graphic design and other small ventures before landing at Quiktrak in 2001. Finding the stellar career she was seeking within the walls of Quiktrak, Jennifer rose quickly through the company and now oversees the North American operations, including the Audit and Inventory Management Services, Inspection Services, Quality Assurance and Inspector Quality departments. Jennifer has the busiest calendar in the office, and though the rest of us try to compete, she hands-down wins the award for “the most meetings.”
Casey Holyk, Director of Operations - Automotive more
- Avid cook and BBQ pit master (enjoys smoking cheese and fish)
- Lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan(atic)
- Followed the Grateful Dead Tour for a while in the 90’s
- Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest
Casey’s 20+ year career in the automotive industry includes experience in both the retail and wholesale side of the business, as well as having owned and operated his own used car lot. He worked for Manheim for 14 years in a variety of roles, and most recently was responsible for the day to day operations of their Portland Auction site. Casey prides himself on developing operational efficiencies while providing exceptional customer and employee experiences. Weekends and evenings are spent with his family, taking care of their property, garden and chickens.
Cynthia Springer, Human Resources Manager more
- Loves trucks and rodeos
- Is a terrible cook - because she always tries to make a recipe “more healthy”
- Loves the chance to make a difference in the lives of family, friends, and others
- Is passionate about kick boxing – even has her own gloves
Putting the “human” in Human Resources, Cynthia Springer has always been about employee relations and getting the right person in the right job. After graduating from Purdue University, she spent many years in the hustle and bustle of New York City working in executive placement and employee relations for major companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Grey Advertising. After moving back to Portland, Cynthia started her own consulting firm specializing in career management. Quiktrak was able to recruit this recruiter in 2005. Understanding the value that each member of the team brings, Cynthia can be found around the office checking in with people on a daily basis. Her genuine caring combined with her business skills makes her an excellent navigator through both the smooth sailing and sometimes murky waters of employee relations, and always with grace and a smile.
Dave Saxe, Director of Sales more
- Meets up with the same group of guys from college every other year –34 years strong
- Played basketball professionally in Europe
- Once had two dogs named Guinness and Stout
- Covets his cowboy boots—the one thing of which he and his wife do not have joint custody
With a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Idaho, a wife, two kids, a kid on the way, and a Labrador retriever, Dave and his wife, Nora, decided to load up the big maroon van and drive west. After years on the east coast, they craved the big sky country and ended up in Portland, Oregon which they would eventually call home. Dave began working in radio sales and moved around the country leading different sales teams in broadcasting. After three moves, the Saxe family eventually made it back home to Portland, Oregon. Essentially, Dave’s leadership, strength of character, and genuine spirit lead him to create successful sales teams—one of his true passions. When Dave isn’t leading a sales team to focus on attitude and effort, he can be found spending time with his wife and three kids, on the basketball court, or trying to be a cowboy.
Kim Riggs, Sales Account Manager more
- Is obsessed with her hair and it is likely that you will never see her with a bad hair day
- Has a huge passion for cake and dessert more than any other food on the planet
- Is happiest on a boat…..of any kind
- Lives on a corner where there are dozens of kids in and out of her house at all times, whether her own kids are home or not
Being a bit of a “Chatty-Cathy” makes Kim a natural to work with people. Kim graduated from Washington State University in 1992. She began working in the lease broker industry in 1994 with Provident Capital Group in Seattle. After taking a few years off to raise her kids, she joined Quiktrak in 2010. Being known as “the other Kim” at Quiktrak just wasn’t going to work, so she is affectionately known as “Riggs” around the office. Kim’s initial focus was on sales for the merchant cash industry but has now expanded into sales and customer relations for all of Quiktrak’s Inspection Services. Clients truly enjoy working with Kim and those that meet her at one of the many conferences she attends throughout the year do indeed comment on her beautiful hair. Kim works from her home office in beautiful Gig Harbor, WA.
Walt Graham, Sales Account Manager more
- LOVES Golf! Can watch it or play it and receive great enjoyment from either
- Can fix anything that is fixable
- Addicted to College Football – Go DUCKS!
- Enjoys ultralite hiking – the less weight the better
Walt grew up in Southern California within walking distance of the ocean and spent most of his youth in or around the water. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a major in Electronics Technology. He worked for 25 years for Eastman Kodak and has spent the last 10 years in television sales working with the local Fox and CBS affiliates in Portland. Walt met his wife in San Francisco on March 13, 1980 and told her that night that he was going to marry her. They have two beautiful daughters and have been together for 32 years!