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 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 lowcost loans on reliable cars based on who they are as people—not their credit scores. An additional benefit to getting people into newer cars was getting older polluting vehicles off the roads. This is just one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that our initiative helps achieve.
On the Road Motors, a Texas motor vehicle dealer, sources cars for On the Road Lending clients 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 sophisticated paid internship program that trains people on collision repair, advanced driver assistance systems and other smart car technology, providing needed employment opportunities. A second location will open in Dallas in the fall of 2020.
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.
NICK STANUTZ, Chief Financial Officer
Nick is the senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of the company including tracking cash flow and financial planning. He has a master’s of Business Administration from the University of Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Tech University. Prior to joining our team, Nick spent 18 years in consumer banking finance with Citi and US Bank.
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, Director 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.
SARAH MILLER, Social Media Manager
Sarah represents On the Road Companies across multiple social channels that voice our brand. She has a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from The University of New Hampshire and began her career in journalism as an editor and page designer for award-winning newspapers. She later transitioned into communication-focused roles, first as a communications coordinator at New Hampshire nonprofit New Futures then as a community manager at Main Street Hub, an Austin-based startup.
RACHEL BLACKMAN, Director of Administration & Impact
Rachel interacts daily with the entire team to strategize, set and achieve company goals with a focus on talent programs and performance. Previously as the Senior Director of Learning & Development for Service King, she led enterprise training strategy, including the redesign of Service King’s award-winning Apprentice Development Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Religious Studies from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in Art Business from the University of Manchester.
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.