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.
Don Froomer, Chairman of the Board more
- Had two new knees installed and is looking forward to hitting the links again
- Loves home in Sequim Bay, WA, where he lives with artist wife Geri Lindsey
- Enjoys ALL sporting events, but especially the NBA and NFL
- Has the Froomer love of food and hones his culinary skills in his professional kitchen
To say that Don has been an entrepreneur his entire life is an understatement. While he worked in the leasing industry for over 25 years and was a forefather of one of the leasing associations, Don’s most exciting adventure has been the one he started with his son Greg, over 20 years ago, when they co-founded Quiktrak. They had been looking for something new when the opportunity arose, and they have never looked back. Don has been a driving force in the business since the beginning - working wherever needed – and he continues to be one today.
Tish Gowgiel, Chief Operating 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 Information 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, Vice President 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.”
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.
Kami Stehman, National Account Executive more
- Believes that you should never wear flats when high heels will do
- Is the designated fashion adviser to the office
- Loves her two adorable children and family
- Has the “fun” house on the block – where kids of all ages seem to end up
After attending Washington State University, Kami migrated south to begin her career in the leasing industry at NationsCredit Commercial Corp. She worked first as a sales coordinator and then moved on to become an Account Representative. With Kami’s winning charm, it’s easy to see how she quickly grew to cover a six state territory while working for various captive finance companies. When she arrived at Quiktrak in 2008, she made an immediate impact. The combination of her industry experience and her personal high standards for outstanding customer service has made Kami a valuable asset. Her favorite thing about the job? Hanging with her “peeps” at the association meetings.