Founders

YURY KAGANOV

CO-FOUNDER AND VP CUSTOMER STRATEGIES

  1. Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian.
  2. Favorite cars: Ferrari F355, Audi R8, Porsche Carrera GT, BMW i8, Lotus Elise, Chevrolet Belair (tri-five), Chevrolet Corvette C1, BMW 328 (1936-1940), Mercedes-Benz 300sl, Mini Cooper (Original).
  3. Dream car 30 years form now: same as above. I’m happy with timeless classics.
  4. What you like most about Ridesafely: this is where work meets hobby for me. Dealing with cars on a daily basis is a blessing for me.
  5. Where did you work prior to Ridesafely: I knew computers and and loved cars. In 2002, I co-founded RideSafely, and brought, to the masses, the vehicles that were historically sold through very restrictive auctions. The company grew rapidly and was ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in America from 2007 to 2010.
  6. Personal hobbies: riding motorcycles, driving on a race track.
LESLIE RIVERA

SUPERVISOR FOR CUSTOMER & CONCIERGE SERVICE’S

  1. Languages: English and Spanish
  2. Favorite car: Yukon Denali, Mercedes Benz, Audi and Beemer.
  3. Dream car 30 years from now: I would like a Mercedes Benz of the year with suicide doors.
  4. What you like most about Ridesafely: What I like more about RideSafely is that it began as small family oriented environment and has grown into such a success. I have been an employee for quite some time and love being able to assist customers in having knowledge and interest in the salvage auction world. I enjoy coming to work each day to help customers with my experience in this salvage auction world. Being able to assist a customer and help resolve any issues they may have experience is a wonderful thing. In this business you learn a lot about vehicles and relationships with the customers who purchase from our site.
  5. Where did you work prior to ridesafely: Prior to working with RideSafely I was an Administrative Assistant at La Salle University.
  6. Personal Hobbies: I am very family oriented. I am also a football mom. I enjoy the experience of seeing and cheering my children in any activity they choose to be involved with.