“I was fortunate enough to work for Jon again at K&N. As before at MagnaFlow, when Jon asked me to come, it was not a matter of if, just when. Jon is the type of leader that any aspiring and driven team member wants to work for. Jon is able to bring the best out of people and truly create a supportive environment where people want to succeed and are rewarded for doing so. Jon is able to blend into small and large company culture and can be a change agent, able to share new perspectives and refine thoughts and perspectives. Jon would be an asset at any organization. I would be available for personal and professional reference.”
Brad Otoupalik, Former Senior Director of International Sales
Current Senior Automotive Aftermarket Sales and Marketing Leader
“While I have had the privilege of working under what I consider to be great leaders in my career, working under Jon was extraordinary in that the leadership he provided galvanized and encouraged me to pursue fearlessly because of not only his support, but that of the entire organization. I was able to see and appreciate the manifold resources in people, tools and ideas around me and as a result - remained steadfast in my assigned responsibilities knowing that integrity is of greatest value in all aspects of what we do. Never pointing to self, but to others along with a better understanding, I was able to grow personally and professionally which means that I can contribute that much more to our team as a high performing member. Jon was never in the way, but on the contrary, helped to show the way to better thinking, processing of information, productivity, continuous improvement of personal contribution, open-mindedness and of course: sales performance. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to work with Jon and am thankful daily for the team we are today.”
Robert Wityzack, National Account Manager, MagnaFlow
“I have known David Holder for over 20 years…I believe his [team’s] strength is in identifying and assessing opportunities…David and his [team] have the necessary skills and abilities to be successful with HCP.”
Tom Testman, Former Managing Partner, Ernst & Young (retired)
“I worked with Jon for over two years. I found him to be a dynamic leader who did what he said he was going to do. At MagnaFlow Jon brought in a fresh perspective from the executive level. He quickly implemented the changes he needed to make and began improving performance and increasing productivity within the sales department. Technically savvy and a creative communicator through social media he remains ahead of the curve on embracing the next big thing. I enjoyed working with Jon very much and he would be an immediate asset to any organization.”
Robert Spielberger, National Account Manager, MagnaFlow
“Jon's role at MagnaFlow presented him the opportunity to demonstrate his extensive leadership abilities. He built teams, headed strategic initiatives, managed client relationships, and was directly responsible for significant value and revenue growth. Jon understood all aspects of the business environment, and worked effectively with the entire executive team to ensure sound strategic planning and common sense tactical execution. He is a man of great integrity and has garnered uncommon respect throughout the industry.”
Dan Mickelsen, Former Director of Marketing, MagnaFlow
Current COO at Shiefer Media
“[David Holder’s] tenacity is unmatched, his ability to evaluate people is impressive and his insights into the market make it seem like he can ‘see around corners’. [He] combines all this with a strong work ethic and personal integrity…”
Dick Allen, Dima Ventures, Co-Investor and Board Member
“I had been privileged to work with Jon for many years prior to his recruitment of me for my role at MagnaFlow. There is no stronger and simple endorsement than to state that when Jon asks me to take a role, my only question is for him is "When?"
Jon is able to manage the details as well as the big picture with equal focus and success. He is a great mentor and leader. He is always able to provide positive and constructive leadership as well as support within an organization as well as with customers.
Beyond his significant business skill, his personal ethic and morality is possibly one of his greatest qualities.
I would be available to serve as both a professional and character reference for Jon.
Brad Otoupalik, Former Director International Sales, MagnaFlow
“Jon is a gem for any company out there. I had the opportunity to work with him while at a start-up company called Vestara. His business acumen, his strong understanding of business models and financials, and his knack for understanding the entire spectrum of running a business were instrumental in helping to complete the eventual sale of the company to CareFusion. He has full experience in all of the key aspects of a business (Sales, Operations, Product Development, Financials), which makes him a sure thing for any company seeking a strong executive-level individual. Additionally, on a personal level, he has strong family values and the most respected foundational life. Any company would be lucky to have Jon Holder and I would work with/partner with him again in a heartbeat.”
James Kim, Former Vice President Marketing, Vestara.
Current Vice President of Marketing, International and Business Development at OrthAlign, Inc.
Jon's expertise in leading a company's sales and marketing team is undeniable, and his methods in management bring out the best in his team and create a positive work environment. In my time working for Jon, not only did I learn how to be a better manager myself, but under his leadership, but I learned how to be more successful within the rapidly-changing automotive industry. Jon is an extremely valuable asset for any company looking to grow their sales and increase brand ownership in their space.”
Kirsten Wright, Former Director Consumer and Digital Marketing, MagnaFlow.
Current Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, TransAmerican
“…[Jon Holder’s] ability to…analyze the market landscape for competitive advantages is quite impressive…he has a keen eye for the bottom line, both in corporate deal making and in realizing the efficiencies of technology…”
Alfred Lutter, CEO Lutter Consulting
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