On the Road Companies is a portfolio of ventures getting people and communities on the road to success by bringing down costs across the transportation value chain to build prosperity for America’s workers. It all began in 2011 when our CEO Michelle Corson founded Champion Impact Capital to make investments in social enterprises and saw a way to help working families thrive through better transportation options. She created On the Road Sustainability Funds and attracted investors who understood that better cars lead to better jobs and better lives and were willing to take a small return on their invested capital to provide a social, financial, and environmental return to others.
On the Road Lending formed in 2013 to help people find cars that worked for them and to teach them how to make good financial decisions. Through our loan funds, individuals get low-cost loans on reliable cars based on who they are as people—not their credit scores. This life-changing auto lending process is creating prosperity one car loan at a time!
On the Road Motors, a Texas motor vehicle dealer, sources cars for On the Road Lending clients and others directly at auction, providing a low cost option for working families.
On the Road Garage launched in Irving in 2020 as a unique tech-focused collision repair business to fill a skills gap and talent pipeline shortage. In addition to a commercial enterprise, On the Road Garage is rebuilding more than cars with a Department of Labor-registered paid apprenticeship program that trains people on collision repair, advanced driver assistance systems and other smart car technology, providing needed employment opportunities.
In 2021, Champion Impact Capital formed Spark North Texas with support from a U.S. Economic Development Association (EDA) SPRINT Challenge grant of $950,000. The Spark North Texas mission is to pair investors with entrepreneurs and social enterprises with donors to be the spark that creates connections and fuels a thriving North Texas economy.
Together these On the Road Companies are empowering working Americans to have the opportunity to take the best jobs available to them with dignity. We are creating a prosperity movement that will propel our country and its citizens to achieve their dreams and live their best lives.
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MICHELLE CORSON, CEO
After a successful career in finance and development, Michelle founded Champion Impact Capital in 2011 to encourage impact investing in Texas, bringing capital markets dollars to scale solutions for community needs. Champion has led ideation on projects using various creative financial tools such as social impact bonds, green bonds, social purpose private equity funds, ESG investments, and social purpose REITs. Michelle founded On the Road Companies to empower working Americans to have the opportunity to take the best jobs available to them with dignity and create a prosperity movement that will propel our country and its citizens to achieve their dreams and live their best lives.
RYAN GOODMAN, Controller
Ryan helps us guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures. A CPA with a master’s of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, Ryan was previously Director of Accounting for TGI Friday’s and Senior Regional Accounting Manager for Service King.
DEBBY HANSON, Vice President of Marketing
Debby is part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for a wide variety of efforts that promote the organization, including creative solutions, branding strategy, event planning and media relations. Debby graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She has more than 25 years of experience as a results-driven marketing executive with a passion for building high-profile brands and developing strategic marketing plans that contribute to the overall success of leading organizations.
MATT BALES, Director of Construction
ARIELLE COX, Marketing and Digital Communications Manager
Arielle manages our social media channels and digital marketing to help build the On the Road Companies brand. She supports business development through lead generation efforts, fosters customer retention, and helps cultivate donors for our nonprofit arm. Arielle graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Marketing and Business Psychology. She has practiced marketing and business communications for more than five years and is the perfect fit to help get us noticed!
TERESA ALCORTA, AR/AP Specialist
FREEDOM OF MOTION: Working Families and the Transportation Revolution addresses the challenges of transportation equity, the failure of mass transit to serve the needs of most people, and the solution that affordable, reliable cars provide.