Executive Level Team

Ryan Gee

CEO

Ryan serves as CEO and Dealer Principal for all 9 new vehicle franchises and seven locations that currently make up the Gee Automotive organization. Ryan has 17 years of retail automotive experience, including leading the organization for the last 11 years. Prior to his duties as President and then CEO, Ryan has served in numerous dealership positions including, sales, sales management, finance and insurance manager, service advisor, General Sales Manager and General Manager. Ryan has led the company's significant growth by focusing on the development of our team members and creating an unmatched purchase and service experience with our customers. Ryan also places a strong emphasis on the organization being a strong civic partner in the places we do business. Ryan personally serves on several boards including: the Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Pacific U.S. regional board, past board chair of YPO Seattle Chapter, and the Community Cancer Fund, where he serves as Board President. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. Ryan also completed the NADA Dealer Academy. Ryan currently splits his time between Seattle and Spokane, WA and is married with two daughters. Contact Ryan at rgee@geeautomotive.com.


George Gee

Founder

George Gee is the founder of Gee Automotive. George began in the automotive industry in 1977 and launched the company in 1983. George wanted to start a company which truly felt like a place where "families serve families". For over 30 years we have operated the business using a few guiding principles that George has practiced every day. He believes that "happy team members make happy customers". The leadership team has taken that principle to heart and continues to work to build a business in which team members feel a part of a large "family", where their skills and efforts advance the mission of the company each day and those skills and efforts are not taken for granted.

George has instilled in the organization that we come to work each day with a focus to continually meet and exceed customer expectations. This starts with each employee understanding and believing in the vision and mission of the company. Our hope is that Gee continues to be a place where each team member is able to reach for and obtain their personal and professional goals while providing the highest level of service to our valued customers.

Jeff Jackson

President

Jeff is the president of Gee Automotive and provides leadership, support and oversight of the Gee Automotive Companies. Jeff has 13 years of progressive automotive experience including 5 years in the marketing and field sales divisions of General Motors.  He also has 8 years with Gee Automotive, spending the last five as group President. Jeff has direct experience in most of the key job functions of the dealership including as a sales consultant, service writer, new and used car manager, F&I manager and operations manager. Jeff has been a key driver of Gee's growth with a focus on building teams and systems that provide outstanding and consistent customer experiences and business outcomes. Jeff works closely with store management to further the vision and strategy of the company while supporting the unique needs of each dealership with organizational resources. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy. Jeff is a long time resident of the Seattle area where he currently lives with his wife and three small children. When he's not at work, Jeff enjoys time with his family and loves to explore the great Northwest by trail, skis or boat. Contact Jeff at jjackson@geeautomotive.com.

Drew Geer

Director

Drew is the Director of Corporate Development for Gee Automotive.  He focuses on acquisition and growth opportunities. Drew joined Gee Automotive in 2016 and brings over 10 years of capital markets
experience.  He specializes in equity valuation, debt financings and effective capital deployment. Previously, Drew worked for Delafield Hambrecht, a Pacific Northwest investment firm, and Hana Road Capital, a Seattle hedge
fund. Prior to joining Gee, he was Director of Strategy with a large IT solutions provider.

Before relocating to Seattle, Drew spent several years as a commercial banker in his native South Carolina. He earned his BA from New College of Florida and his MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Drew and his wife live in Seattle where they love to explore the mountains and outdoors with their two shorthaired pointers. He works out of the Kirkland office and may be reached at dgeer@geeautomotive.com.

Rich Lodmell

CFO

As CFO, Rich is responsible for all aspects of accounting, internal controls and consolidating the financial statements prepared in generally accepted accounting principles. Prior to joining Gee Automotive, Rich spent seven years being responsible for preparing the consolidated financial statements and monitoring internal controls at two large automotive groups in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to entering the auto industry, Rich had fifteen years in the utility industry of progressive accounting, forecasting and
budgeting experience.  

Rich spent several years with KPMG LLP in the New York, NY and Portland, OR offices. Rich earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Montana State University. Rich is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington and is a long-time member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Rich is a long time resident of the Vancouver, WA and his office is located at our South Tacoma Honda dealership. Rich is married with a son and a daughter. Contact Rich at rlodmell@geeautomotive.com.

Management Level Team

Dan Kiekenapp

GM - South Tacoma Honda

Dan grew up in Bellevue, WA and went to Sammamish High School before earning a finance degree at Washington State University. Dan began his
career at Walt’s Radiator and Muffler shops, a 28 location business across 4 different states, where he gained responsibility for managing the
office and administration. When the business was sold, Dan transitioned into retail automotive as a controller and grew into one of the few
general managers in the business with a strong finance and administration background. He is known for the humor and energy he
brings to the dealership on a daily basis. Dan has two adult sons and lives in Puyallup, WA. Contact Dan at dkiekenapp@southtacomahonda.com.

Brandon Shinneman

GM

Brandon prides himself in helping customers identify their needs, assisting them in a knowledgeable and exciting buying process and
maintaining a relationship well after the sale. Brandon has 13 years of industry experience and lives in Liberty Lake,  WA with wife Audrey and
two sons. He enjoys all outdoor activities, spending time with the family, and working with children's charities in the greater Spokane
area. Contact Brandon at bshinneman@goseegee.com.

Kevin Riordan

GM - Kia Liberty Lake

Kevin has 27 years of industry experience, rising through the ranks from sales consultant to general manager. He grew up in New England, attended college in Springfield, MA at American International College. After graduation he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he met his wife and started in the car business. Kevin joined the Gee Automotive team as general manager of the Liberty Lake, WA campus in 2011. Kevin has a passion for customer service and is proud of the focus that his team brings to delighting customers every day. Kevin lives in Liberty Lake with his wife, Terri, and his daughter who attends Central Valley High School. His hobbies include golf and skiing with his family, which he particularly enjoys when his sons are home visiting from college. Contact Kevin at kriordan@goseegee.com.

Nick Smit

GM - Gresham Subaru

Nick started in the car business in 1986 after nine years of honing his customer service skills at Nordstrom.He has been at Gresham Subaru for 24 years, the last 17 as General Manager. Nick loves to personally help customers find the perfect vehicle and always has an open door policy with customers and employees. When he’s not at work, you will probably find him on a golf course, outdoors, or at home with his family in Washougal, WA. Contact Nick at nicksmitgm@aol.com.

Jeff Pierce

GM - Eastside Subaru

Jeff has been the general manager at Eastside Subaru in Kirkland, WA since 2009, where he has built a tight knit team focused on the customer
experience. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland in 1979 and has 34-years of auto industry experience in both service and sales management. He has four children: Sienna age 20, Easton age 17, Logan age 15, and little Jack age 11. He’s a sports fanatic, enjoying the Sounders, Seahawks, and the up and coming
Mariners. Contact Jeff at jpierce@eastsidesubaru.com.


We pride ourselves on having a customer-centric management team. If you have any questions or problems please don't hesitate to contact any of our managers.