Prior to co-founding blueSky Marketing Group in 2004, Brian was EVP and co-founder of 1-800-Bar None, the nation’s largest sub-prime automotive lead generator that was eventually sold to The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF). Prior to Bar None, Hall worked for American Bankers Acceptance Corporation, one of the nation’s original independent sub-prime auto finance companies.
Brian has over 25 years of successful automotive experience including direct response television marketing, pre-screen marketing services, online lead generation including SEO, SEM & PPC strategies, data hygiene, product development and retail automotive sales. Brian has been the significant leader in managing the company’s operations, product development and strategic partnerships. Under his unique counsel and guidance, blueSky has become a respected industry leader in delivering high quality auto leads integrated with award-winning sales conversion technologies which have maximized dealer sales across the country.
VP Systems Architect
Mel is a founding partner of blueSky. He brings a wide range of knowledge to the company – with degrees in geological sciences (Brown University, ScB. 1993) and artificial intelligence (McGill University, MS. 2000), his experience spans from the dawn of time to the cutting edge of technology. With nearly fifteen years in the financial technology industry, he’s developed algorithms to streamline business processes and apply predictive analysis to enhance quality and profitability. Prior to co- founding blueSky, he worked at Fair, Isaac and BarNone. Something of a renaissance man, he also plays in a band and has composed music for television and movies.
Charlie is a founding partner of blueSky and was responsible for building and now oversees the company’s lead generation division along with strategic and affiliate partnerships. Charlie has over 18 years of hands-on experience in web development, lead generation, affiliate marketing, product design and project management. Prior to blueSky, Charlie served as Marketing Director for Bar None where he helped build the business from the ground up, utilizing his multi-channel creative and marketing talents in television, direct response and online mediums. While not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, coaching, playing sports and being outdoors.
Charlie holds a Bachelors Degree from University of Oregon. He was also recognized as a certified Google AdWords Professional and has completed the Master’s Certification for Online Marketing from the University of San Francisco.