Mister Car Wash is led by an experienced team dedicated to delivering the best car wash in the industry, providing growth & development opportunities for our team members and inspiring our customers & communities to shine.
Learn more about our leadership team below.
As President and Chief Executive Officer, John Lai has companywide responsibility for operations, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resources. During his tenure with Mister Car Wash, John has also served as President & COO and Vice President of Market Development. John graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987.
Prior to his career with Mister Car Wash, John was vice president of FinanCenter Inc., president of Blue Coral Systems Inc., and held a variety of management positions with Nestle SA and Carnation.
John has served on the board of the International Car Wash and Western Car Wash Associations. John leads the organizational vision as Mister Car Wash continues its expansion into a nationally recognized brand and industry leader.
Darren Skarecky joined the Mister Car Wash team as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. He has responsibility for all finance functions, information technology, procurement, legal, accounting and risk management. Darren graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Accounting. He is a licensed CPA in Arizona.Prior to joining Mister Car Wash, Darren was Vice President of Finance, North America for Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 technology provider.
He served in various finance roles and leadership capacities for Insight and its subsidiaries beginning in 1997.Darren brings strong financial leadership along with extensive operational expertise in managing large, complex organizations, experience he will use to help drive Mister Car Wash into the future.
Larry served as the company’s CFO from 1999 through 2013, at which time he stepped down as part of the Company’s Management Succession Plan. As VP and Special Advisor he continues to work with the company’s acquisition team to evaluate new acquisitions, negotiate purchase contracts, and coordinate financial and legal due diligence related to acquisitions. He also serves on the Company’s investment committee and as an advisor to senior management on strategic, operational and administrative matters.
Prior to Mister Car Wash Larry worked as a financial consultant from 1997 to 1999, was a Senior Vice-President and Treasurer of Blue Coral Inc., in Cleveland Ohio from 1981 to 1996, and worked for Arthur Andersen from 1970 to 1981. He is a CPA and a graduate of the University of Akron.
As Senior Vice President, Facilities and Integration, Bruce leads complex, project-based strategic and operational management initiatives to drive organic and inorganic growth for Mister Car Wash. Since joining the company in 2000, Bruce has combined a strong financial expertise with a unique understanding of operations to create a balanced approach to process improvements.
A graduate from the University of Arizona, Bruce began his career over 30 years ago at Deloitte & Touché where he earned his CPA and owned his own accounting and consulting practice for over seven years.
With 30 years of legal experience, Lisa is responsible for the legal affairs of Mister Car Wash and provides legal advice to the board of directors and management on company strategies and business transactions, financings, litigation and regulatory compliance. Lisa strives to ensure that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, where she teaches a practicum on mergers and acquisitions law each spring. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a director and immediate past president of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, a member at large of the executive council of the business section of the Arizona State Bar, director of the Pima County Bar Association, a director of Tohono Chul Park, and a member of the Women Presidents Organization’s Tucson chapter.
A 35-year veteran of the car wash industry, Dave has served as a member of the Mister Car Wash team for the past 14 years. Throughout his tenure in the car wash industry, Dave has worked in a number of roles with various companies, gaining valuable experience and extensive knowledge of the industry along the way. He spent the first 13 years of his career learning the ropes of operations management with Octopus Car Wash before assuming his role as a manager of dispensing and applications at Ecolab/Blue Coral, where he created an in-house manufacturing facility for custom chemical application systems.
As a member of the Mister Car Wash team, Dave oversees all aspects of facilities management and construction, in addition to managing the research and development of new products. He also worked to co-develop the Original HotShine, a Mister Car Wash signature product designed to give all vehicles a long lasting shine, which can be found at Mister Car Wash locations throughout the country.
Anna joined Mister Car Wash in 2016 as Director of Human Resources and oversees payroll, benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition, and compliance with federal and state employment law.
Anna holds a BS in Business Management and has over 10 years of experience in human resources management. Prior to joining Mister Car Wash, she was Director of Finance for a Fortune 500 global technology company overseeing various finance and accounting functions. Anna brings experience in building cross-functional, highly-productive teams by ensuring shared values between employees and the company, aligning people with positions that fit their skills, and creating efficiencies through technology and process improvements.
Joe oversees our operations leadership team and helps guide them in the standardization and optimization of our daily operations. He is also an integral part of our acquisition process, in the onboarding and mentoring of new leadership teams.
In his 24 years with the car wash industry, Joe has moved up through the ranks from crew member to General Manager, Regional Manager, Division Manager and now his current role as Director of Operations.
Joe is passionate about the business and is dedicated to maintaining our standards through our accelerated growth.
Felipe Valenzuela began his career with Mister Car Wash as a financial analyst in 2010 and quickly worked his way through the ranks to become director of operations in 2013. Felipe has a BSBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.
Throughout his time with Mister Car Wash, he has worked to significantly improve Mister Car Wash’s budgeting and financial reporting process. Felipe has also played an active role in developing pricing strategies and analysis.
Felipe brings a passion for maximized efficiencies and systems of operations to the Mister Car Wash team. He is always looking for ways to continuously improve existing systems and procedures, allowing Mister Car Wash to remain the leader in the car wash industry and to continue inventing the future.
As an integral member of the Mister Car Wash team, Casey Lindsay oversees all aspects of Mister’s acquisition strategy throughout the country. Casey’s knowledge and experience with successful acquisitions spans both nationally and internationally.
Before joining the Mister Car Wash team, Casey oversaw more than 350 acquisitions nationwide of the largest US hearing aid retail company in the United States, Connect Hearing. Prior to his success with Connect Hearing, Casey managed the acquisition process across the United Kingdom for the private equity group, General Finance Group.
In his role as director of acquisitions, Casey is constantly searching for new opportunities to grow Mister Car Wash and enjoys working for a company that challenges and encourages the professional growth of its team members.
A graduate of Auburn University, Sarah has played an integral role in Mister Car Wash’s success and growth since joining the team nearly 12 years ago. Prior to joining Mister Car Wash, Sarah worked in various marketing roles, and led the marketing team for more than six years.
Sarah has most recently taken on the position of Director of Integration. Full of energy and passionate about the mission, Sarah works to elevate the Mister Car Wash brand experience in newly acquired markets through integration process planning and implementation. From due diligence through business plan development and execution, Sarah maintains keen focus on creating a seamless transition for newly acquired locations into the Mister Car Wash portfolio.
Chris oversees the marketing department for Mister Car Wash. In his current role, Chris focuses on leading the organizational marketing programs towards brand and member growth strategies.
Prior to joining Mister Car Wash, Chris worked as a director in operations for Royal Caribbean International. Chris graduated from the University of Guelph in 2003 and holds an MBA from the University of Arizona.
Mayra oversees Training Development for Mister Car Wash. She began her career in 2003 as a Regional Trainer for the El Paso market and was promoted in 2010 into her current role to help streamline procedures, create our Management Training Program and launch Mister Car Wash University. Mayra also plays a key role in the post-acquisition integration process and is particularly good at helping assimilate new team members into the organization. Mayra has a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Joaquin joined Mister Car Wash in 2009 as an accountant and internal auditor. He previously worked for Ernst & Young. In 2013 Joaquin joined the Financial Planning & Analysis department where he now focuses on analyzing revenue enhancing and cost reducing opportunities.
Joaquin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia, and is a CPA in Arizona.
Chris Baker joined the Mister Car wash team in 2014 and enables all departments to become more data-informed in their decision making by developing and executing customer, market and employee research initiatives. He previously spent 14-years as a marketing research and strategy consultant for various businesses and organizations.
He attained his MBA and Bachelor’s in Political Science and History from the University of Arizona, where he also taught Marketing Research as an adjunct professor. Chris has served on many professional and community boards throughout his life.
As Director of Risk Management, Beth Iacono, oversees the company’s total cost of risk by collaborating with all functional areas to identify, prevent, mitigate and transfer risk appropriately.
Prior to joining the Mister Car Wash team in 2014, Beth held risk management leadership roles in retail/distribution for SpartanNash and Target Corporation.
Beth is a graduate of University of Minnesota Law School; Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Minnesota-Duluth; and holds a Minnesota Attorney License.
Bob has been with Mister Car Wash since 2009 and manages the growth, daily operation and integration of new acquisitions into the Unlimited Wash Club and other loyalty programs.
Prior to joining Mister Car Wash, Bob served over 25 years in leadership roles in program management, product management, finance, marketing, operations and sales with companies that include Fidelity Investments, NCR Corporation and Rain Bird.
Bob has holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Cincinnati.
As Director of Information Technology, Steve Bean, is responsible for developing enterprise level IT systems that provide significant advantages for the organization and our customers. Additionally, he oversees the support of store operations information systems.
A member of the Mister Car Wash team for 17 years, Steve is recognized for his ability in building systems that improve operational efficiency and ease.
Steve holds a BA from Old Dominion University in Virginia and prior to joining Mister Car Wash he developed IT systems for other multi-site organizations.
Ben oversees our locations in:
- North Carolina
Bill oversees our stores in:
Derek oversees stores in:
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Ryan oversees our locations in:
- Abilene, Texas
- El Paso, Texas
- Lubbock, Texas
- New Mexico
Tim oversees our stores in: