We appreciate dedication and value ambition, putting in our all to making the most for our donors, our communities and our mission.
Eli began his fundraising career early, organizing carnivals and selling popcorn to raise money for his father’s charity work from age 9. Today, Eli brings the same creative genius and marketing savvy to growing Kars4Kids into a nationally recognized industry leader in car donation. His out-of-the-box thinking brought many new programs under the Kars4Kids umbrella, while his innate leadership qualities have propelled them to success. Eli also serves as the CEO of Oorah.
As the Vice President and Director of Business Development at Kars4Kids, Robert applies his keen business and management sense to growing and expanding the Kars4Kids operation and brand. Highly creative and innovative, he is widely regarded as an expert on non-profits and taxation matters. Robert started in the nonprofit world as a volunteer and worked his way up the ranks of the organization to his current position. Besides developing Kars4Kids’ business growth, Robert finds time to be involved in the charity’s programs as a youth mentor, inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
Ben joined the Kars4Kids team in 2013 with years of business and legal experience behind him, including as Chief Operating Officer of Maiden Holdings, Ltd., and as General Counsel of Gateway Energy Services Corporation. Before moving in-house, Ben was engaged in the private practice of law with Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf LLP and Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP in New York City, and with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston. Ben received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center in 2000. As General Counsel, Ben brings his clear-thinking, straight-shooting insight to Kars4Kids’ legal affairs.
To carry the crown of marketing and advertising at the home of the notoriously infamous Kars4Kids radio jingle is no easy feat, but Esti bears it well. An expert in all aspects of web marketing, including SEO and PPC, Esti manages an in-house team of creative and effective marketers. Esti’s been called a “No. 1 radio professional” by industry leaders and brings a highly strategic and innovative approach to advertising both online and off. She began her career at Kars4Kids nearly a decade ago and lent her skills and expertise to many departments of the organization before filling her current role of marketing manager.
A graduate of CUNY’s Baruch College, Wendy joined the Kars4Kids team in 2012. With her background in journalism, Wendy enjoys sharing Kars4Kids news with its supporters via traditional and new media, leading the organization’s publicity efforts both online and off. With her three young children, Wendy is an ardent fan of the Kars4Kids onsite daycare.
Eli Fried is a seasoned investment specialist whose expertise has taken Kars4Kids' Real Estate Division to a new level. Eli embarked upon his investment career as a property manager and later served as VP of Asset Management at AMF Equities, a real estate company in NYC. In 2008, he established a consultancy, IDIS Real Properties, assisting clients with complex real estate investment analyses and portfolio management. Eli joined Kars4Kids in 2014 as director of the Real Estate Division, which he has strategically built into a thriving program. Eli has extensive experience in investment management and is working towards an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.