Michael D. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael “Mike” Black serves as Dent Wizard’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He leads the development and implementation of the organization's strategic objectives and growth initiatives. Mike is a highly engaged leader that works closely with the organization’s senior leadership team and promotes a high touch approach combined with a multi-pronged communication strategy with employees and clients. He passionately leads all areas of the business. Having started his career at Dent Wizard as a District Manager in 2013, Mike has held several leadership positions including President, Chief Operating Officer, Sr. Vice President-Operations, Regional Vice President, and Managing Director. As the 2020 recipient of Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award from Heartland, Mike is adamant about maintaining a serving mindset and focuses tremendous effort on ensuring the company’s core values serve as a guide for all employees and business partners. Prior to Dent Wizard, Mike owned and operated two service-oriented businesses. He also worked for PepsiCo in business development, regional sales/operations for 8 years. Mike serves as a director on two independent outside boards (Rough Country and Board of Business Executives). Additionally, Mike serves as the Executive Sponsor to our sister company Sonsio Vehicle Protection. Mike is a graduate of Antioch University in Ohio. Currently residing in the St. Louis area, Mike is actively involved in the lives of his two sons, Ty and Troy.
Addison B. Thomas, Chief Operation Officer
Addison B Thomas serves Dent Wizard’s Chief Operating Officer. He holds responsibility for the leadership and oversight of 2,000+ technicians and hundreds of managers providing reconditioning services throughout North America. He provides strategic direction in the origination and fulfillment of services in all business channels. Addison also leads initiatives to strengthen and grow strategic partnerships with the company’s largest clients. Following a diverse and extensive career with both PepsiCo and Jahabow, as well as serving as Dent Wizard’s VP of Operations and Regional Vice President of the MidSouth Region, Addison is now leveraging his experience and talents to drive solid results through operations. Addison spent 16 years driving the Dent Wizard brand and has played an instrumental role in many of our most important projects. Residing in the St. Louis area, Addison and his wife Nancy are parents to three daughters; Marni, Merrill, and Addie. Addison, who served many years as a youth mentor, holds a Bachelors of Arts from Denison University and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
James G. Powers, Chief Financial Officer
James G. Powers serves as Dent Wizard’s Chief Financial Officer. Jim is responsible for maintaining all aspects of Dent Wizard’s finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, and financial reporting; as well as critical data analysis and information technology. Jim also is responsible for the Company’s human resource management efforts and oversees the Company’s M&A activity. Having joined Dent Wizard in the summer in 2018, Jim previously held a number of executive level leadership roles; including stints as Chief Financial Officer at UniGroup, Mill & Partners and Major Brands Holdings, as well most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of UniGroup, Inc. and Subsidiaries. Jim is an executive level business leader and proud team builder, experienced in all aspects of directing an organization. A St. Louis native, Jim is a graduate of Rockhurst College in Kansas City. He currently serves as a board member of the Boniface Foundation, The United Way of Greater St. Louis, and on the board as Chair of Mercy Hospital South. Jim and his wife Mary have four adult children: Sara, Emily (Adam), Brian (Mackenzie) and Katie.
Tamara L. Conner, Senior Vice President
Tamara L. Conner serves as Dent Wizard’s Senior Vice President. Tammy works in conjunction with our CFO to coordinate all aspects of finance, accounting, and information technology. Beginning her career at Dent Wizard in 1995, Tammy has held numerous leadership roles, including International Regional Controller, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President of Accounting and Finance and most recently as Dent Wizard’s first Chief Information and Accounting Officer. During her time as CIAO, Tammy played an integral role in the cultivation of Dent Wizard’s cohesive and stabilized finance and technology landscape. Tammy is a graduate of McKendry University in Lebanon, Illinois and is an active member of the Columbia, IL area, where she resides with her family, including two teenage sons: Kyle and Dylan.