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 raises capital, sets strategic vision, and guides expansion activities. She is also Managing Director of our loan funds.
Chief Financial Officer, On the Road Companies
Calvin is responsible for overseeing and managing the financial actions of the organization to ensure our reporting is accurate and we are positioned for growth.
President, On the Road Lending
Lonnie leads our mission to remove transportation barriers and create economic mobility, manages our partner relationships, and sources new clients.
President, On the Road Lending
Bill manages our loan fund operations nationally, oversees client performance post-loan, and ensures clients receive coaching as needed to be successful.
Vice President of Marketing, On the Road Companies
Debby leads our marketing team and works closely with our sales team to provide the strategy, messaging and tools they need to succeed.
Director of Construction, On the Road Companies
Matt manages construction projects for the expansion of On the Road Garage and all entities.
Director of Development, On the Road Lending
Julian manages our relationships with donors and funders. A nonprofit professional who is passionate about poverty alleviation and social justice-based initiatives, he is motivated to share our mission and grow our constituency as we expand nationally.
Director of Business Development, On the Road Garage
Christine focuses on growing insurance our accounts and handling performance reporting for all garage locations. She also organizes and executes community events to grow name recognition for On the Road Garage.
Loan Origination Manager, On the Road Sustainability Funds
Marcela leads our lending department overseeing the intake, underwriting and closing of loan applications. Her team evaluates client readiness for loans, provides financial mentorship, and guides clients through the program requirements.
Loan Servicing Manager, On the Road Sustainability Funds
Jason leads our loan servicing team and is responsible for managing our clients after loan origination. He provides oversight of all day-to-day loan servicing operations including account management, credit reporting, vehicle recovery, insurance and title management.
AR/AP Specialist, On the Road Companies
Teresa is responsible for supporting the management for all companies through billing collection and invoice generation functions.
IT Process Manager, On the Road Companies
Tiffany supports Michelle as an executive assistant, makes IT process improvements, and increases the organization’s efficiency.
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.