Our Leaders

Don Harris
President and Co-Founder

img_Don2With several decades of executive experience in vehicle trading and recovery, Don Harris has an extensive background in retail, wholesale, auction and salvage operations.

He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of ADESA for 15 years and worked as a real estate investments consultant for SpeculationCorporation.

Harris studied real estate, risk management and insurance at the Florida State University’s College of Business.

Leslie Vander Baan
Vice President

img_Leslie2Intricately involved in every aspect of the business, Leslie Vander Baan handles everything from technology development and strategic partnerships to operational policies and financial objectives.

Having founded CarBuyCo with Don Harris as a single market operation in 2009, she has been a catalyst in the transformation of the company into the national used car authority that it is today.

A true entrepreneur, Vander Baan successfully opened, owned and operated a successfully automotive consignment company in Charlotte, N.C. prior to launching CarBuyCo. She and her business have been featured in numerous publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Vander Baan earned her bachelor’s degree in business and political science at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.