About Us

Why We’re Different

We care. It’s that simple. After decades of working on the sales side of the auto industry, we grew tired of the car buying and selling process. We believed there had to be a better way. A way centered around the customer experience. A way that streamlined the process and put customers in control. A way that turned the table on dealerships. So, we built it. It’s about time, isn’t it?

How We Work for You

Our mission is to be your advocate in the car-buying process. It’s that simple. Whether you’re an experienced shopper or a first-time buyer, our unprecedented tools give you the control to buy a vehicle stress-free and with the knowledge that you got a good deal.

Our Team

This seasoned team of ex-auto industry professionals is building the future of car buying from the ground up. Get to know them. These folks are making one of the most difficult purchasing decisions in life a whole lot easier and more enjoyable for you.

Cole Keesling

Cole Keesling

Founder & President

Throughout his 22-year career in the automotive industry, Cole has held the role of new and used car manager, finance manager, general sales manager, and salesperson. His long track record of working with customers to close deals means he understands their desire to receive the best price with the least amount of time spent at the dealership. It’s this desire that led Cole to create the new auto marketplace called CarSnoop.

Shawn Manion

Shawn Manion

VP, Dealership Relations

Shawn leads dealership relations for CarSnoop, leveraging his 13 years of automotive industry experience in a variety of sectors, including finance, sales management, e-commerce, and marketing and sales. His goal is to revolutionize the customer car-buying and dealership experience with our easy-to-use online tool and app.

Janel Keesling

Janel Keesling

Brand Champion

Janel leads the marketing and branding efforts at CarSnoop. Her long career in advertising and long-time love of all things marketing and design make her ideally suited to successfully build a market-leading brand.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Dealership Sales Manager

Chris leads dealership sales management with a 10-year career in the auto industry. His extensive finance department experience enables him to bring an in-depth knowledge of the dealership process to CarSnoop. He enjoys the customer relations part of sales the most, because he wants people to get the best deals possible. With advanced learning in internet-driven sales, Chris is helping build a safe marketplace for our customers and a satisfying experience for the dealers in our exclusive network.

Our Happy CarSnoopers

“You tell CarSnoop the kind of car want, how much you want to spend, the color, every detail and they do it for you. That saves you time going from dealership to dealership and haggling with car salesmen.”

“I gave CarSnoop my requirements for what I wanted to trade for. Fifteen minutes later they found a deal that met my number, or a little better, and give me a call: ‘We got your car.’ That’s a pretty good deal.”