Doing What’s Right
The Holman name stands for transparency, fairness, and trust. Together, we do the right thing.
Founded by Steward C. Holman in 1924, Holman enterprises is an international automotive services company.
The Holman story started in 1924 with one Ford dealership in Pennsauken, NJ, driven by one dream to build a family business and one vision to always do the right thing for our people and our customers.
Today, our UK team has been delivering funding and fleet management for over 35 years, and with all our global expertise aligned, our future is brighter than ever.
The Holman name stands for transparency, fairness, and trust. Together, we do the right thing.
At Holman, we serve in all aspects of our business – internally, with our customers and communities. Together, we treat others as we would like to be treated.
Holman fosters an atmosphere of caring, respect, and recognition to ensure our coworkers feel as valued as our customers. Together, we put people in a position to win.
At Holman, we love what we do, celebrate individual and collective successes, and constantly look for opportunities to innovate. Together, we take pride in our work and always seek new ways to do it better.
At Holman, we recognise the intricate connection company has to jobs, economies, and the natural environment. We maintain accountability by providing sustainable services and solutions, championing our employees, and scrutinising our impact on the world.
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
We believe in being agile and looking toward the future in a world of rapid change. Holman stays ahead of the curve and ensures our success for years to come by investing in our people, communities, and the planet.
“No matter how the Holman family grows and evolves as an organization, our commitment to our employees, our customers, our community, and our environment is unwavering.”
Rice & Holman open a Ford dealership in Merchantville, NJ
Steward Holman opens Reconditioned Motors and Parts (RMP), an authorized Ford remanufacturer, in Pennsauken, NJ
Rice & Holman Ford creates a subsidiary named Automotive Rentals, Inc. (ARI) to lease and rent fleet vehicles to companies and corporations
R&H Management becomes Holman Enterprises
Holman acquired a small fleet leasing company that expanded our footprint into Canada while also moving into Mexico the same year.
Holman became a global organization after acquiring fleet leasing companies in the UK and Germany, respectively.
Company announces the ONE Holman initiative and names Joseph Holman Chairman Emeritus, Mindy Holman Chair, Carl Ortell CEO, and Brian Bates COO
RMP is renamed Holman Parts Distribution
Holman Parts Distribution and ARI are both named to the 2017 Best Places to Work in New Jersey List by NJBiz
Holman consolidates companies and competencies under a singular global brand: Holman, Driving What’s Right.
Holman’s leaders are seasoned industry experts who combine experience and vision with integrity to drive tangible results.
Nick is responsible for all of Holman’s operations in the UK and plays an instrumental role in the company’s continued investment in global markets.
Nick has more than 20 years of leadership experience, having spent 12 years with HP/Hewlett Packard Enterprise, most recently as the Vice President of Global IT Strategy and Operations. He achieved significant success in cost reduction and operating efficiencies. Nick also served as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, overseeing more than 800 procurement professionals responsible for the purchase of all non-production goods, including its global fleet.
With 25 years of finance experience in commercial and operational roles, Adrian looks after Holman’s financial position and consults with customers about their fleet funding and management to help them make the best economic decision for their operation.
Previously, Adrian worked as finance director for global health services giant Aetna International, helping to develop customer-focused healthcare products such as video-based doctor consultancies, and sees the value proposition launched there as similar to that which Holman offers.
Rory oversees the development and growth of Holman’s sales development team across the UK, working with existing clients to maximise their revenue-generating potential while also building more robust fleet opportunities for new and potential customers.
Rory came to Holman in 2016 from GE Capital, serving as Head of Asset Funding. Promoted to Sales Director in May 2020, Rory holds a degree in Management Organisations from Loughborough University and a CIMA in Financial Accounting.
Nimesh leads Holman’s Service Delivery division holds overall responsibility for operational excellence. He has a BA degree in Business Management and joined the business back in 2017 as a Strategic Account Manager. Promoted to Director of Service Delivery in 2022, Nimesh and his team support some of the UK’s best-known operators with the sole focus of delivering them a safe, compliant and productive fleet.
With 32 years of experience in the automotive industry, Jo brings a wealth of knowledge to the running of the Client Relations Team – Focussing on customer intimacy and delivering value through Holman’s Strategic Account Management teams..
Before joining Holman, Jo was at Alphabet, where she was general manager of direct sales. Before this role, she held several executive positions at LeasePlan and TR Fleet and ran her own fleet consultancy. She gained further experience with roles at FMG, Europcar and RAC Motoring Services.
Melinda “Mindy” Holman represents the third generation of Holman leadership at this family-owned and operated global automotive services company. As Board Chair, Mindy ensures the company continues to uphold the values established by her grandfather, who founded the company in 1924, as well as her father before her. She also steers the Board in setting growth and development strategies that will strengthen the company for generations to come. Mindy joined the Holman organization in 1986 as a management trainee and then served in various capacities in our dealerships, up to and including General Manager, before becoming Vice President of Holman in 1994. She later served as President and then Chief Executive Officer of Holman before becoming the Board Chair in 2015. The Holman organization is especially committed to supporting community organizations, both financially and through personal involvement. In this way also, Mindy leads by example. Her current board affiliations include Moorestown Friends School, and Urban Promise International, where she serves at Chair.
Carl has been with the Holman organization for more than 36 years. He has been the CEO of Holman since March 2015. Prior to becoming the CEO of Holman, Carl was the president of the organization’s fleet management division. During his time within that division, he served in multiple operational and financial positions with increasing responsibility, including chief financial officer and chief operating officer prior to becoming president. He was a leader within the industry as well and was long active in many of the industry’s leading professional associations, including NAFA and the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA). He eventually came to serve as the President of AALA after having served as Vice President of State Government Affairs for the organization. He also served as president and chairman of Global Fleet Services, Inc. (GFS) from 2005 to 2010, a premier alliance of fleet leasing companies founded in 1994 offering comprehensive solutions to businesses worldwide. Carl has a BS in Accounting from LaSalle University. Carl and his wife Kim live in Moorestown, New Jersey.
Chris’ strategic vision for leveraging Holman’s truly unique core competencies across the company’s diverse collection of automotive-centric businesses is driven by his profound understanding of our customers’ needs and his extensive experience, spanning multiple countries and business units. He joined ARI’s Canadian client services team in 1994 and then went on to serve in a variety of roles in the U.S. and Canada. Chris became senior vice president and chief operating officer of ARI’s Canadian business and then served as president of ARI from 2015 to 2018 where he was the key architect of ARI’s expansion into the European market. Today, Chris provides executive oversight to all of Holman Enterprises’ operating companies who deliver innovative, technology-driven automotive solutions to commercial and consumer segments around the globe. Chris attended the University of Ottawa and the Queen’s School of Business.
Kathy joined the company in 1991 as General Counsel. Prior to that, she was a partner with the law firm of Whitmore, Kay & Steven in Palo Alto, California. In 2015, she became Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer of Holman Enterprises and is responsible for Holman Enterprises’ corporate, external and legal affairs. Kathy’s role has grown over time to include risk management as well. She received her B.A. from Mt. Holyoke College in 1977 and her J.D. from Santa Clara Law School in 1982.
Frank joined Holman Automotive in 1981. He was appointed Vice President/General Manager of Saturn of Mount Laurel in 1992, Vice President/General Manager of Saturn of Turnersville in 1993, Saturn of English Creek in 1996, and went on to serve as Vice President/General Manager of Holman Motorcars and Holman Infiniti in 1999. In 2006, he became Vice President of Resource Development for Holman Enterprises.
Chris started his career with ARI in Canada in June of 2010 as Vice President of Finance. Then in August of 2013 Chris transitioned to Vice President of Finance at Holman Enterprises. Prior to working for ARI he worked for BMW for seven years starting as Treasurer and was quickly promoted to the Director of Tax; after which he was promoted to Corporate Controller. Before working for BMW he worked for three years at General Motors of Canada and four years at KPMG.
Bob joined ARI in 1989 and managed three fleet management services areas before being promoted to director of fleet services in 2001 and then vice president of operations in 2005. He advanced to senior vice president of fleet management services in 2011. From 2013 to 2018, Bob served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, using his vast strategic and operational experience to oversee ARI’s North American vehicle supply chain, licensing and compliance, remarketing, fleet management and call center teams as well as global product management. Appointed president in 2018, Bob leads all of ARI’s global operations. Bob also oversees Holman Insurance Services, Holman’s commercial and consumer insurance division. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Albright College.
At Holman, we love what we do, take pride in our work, and never stop looking for opportunities to be better. We’re always seeking exceptional thinkers and doers to join us for the ride.
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