Board of Directors
John F Possumato
John F Possumato a noted consultant, author and speaker in the automotive industry, is the Founder and CEO of DriveItAway since 2018. A serial entrepreneur and a franchise car dealership owner veteran, Mr. Possumato has over 35 years of leadership experience fostering and growing start-up companies. Also known by vehicle manufacturers, Mr. Possumato helped create the dealer-focused commercial fleet programs for Ford, General Motors, and Jaguar. Mr. Possumato conceived of DriveItAway in 2017, while at Automotive Mobile Solutions LLC, a technology company he founded and led as CEO in 2012, to adapt new mobile marketing innovations to automotive retailers. He is also an attorney, a graduate of the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania (J.D.) and the Wharton School of Business (B.S.), is a member of the Bar of the State of Pennsylvania, was a Wharton School Entrepreneur in Residence, University City Science Center OnRamp Founder in Residence, a founding Board member of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, and past Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association. He most recently helped create the Drive For Freedom Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to alleviate the “Poverty of the Carless.”
Adam Potash began his career in a start-up engaging in passenger transportation and has been involved in mobility-based start-ups ever since. In 2011, he founded and became CEO of Minds’ Eye Innovations, which provided ridesharing software to taxi companies to compete against Uber and Lyft. He grew the company to service over 70 taxi companies processing 10,000+ orders per day. Mr. Potash later joined a ride-share start-up called Leap that was assembled by former management members of Gett Taxi (3rd largest rideshare company in NYC) and became the CTO helping the team bring to market a new rideshare concept. In 2019, Mr. Potash became COO of DIA, helping DIA launch its “Pay As You Go” car ownership program, where he continues to lead product development and operations. He is a graduate of Villanova University.
Paul Patrizio has been a corporate attorney, an investment banker, a venture capitalist, and a corporate executive, for both public and private companies over his more than 35-year career. Since 2015, he has been the Managing Partner of Apogee Partners LLC, a private investment company with equity interests in a diverse set of growth companies. He is also a Senior Partner at Patrizio & O’Leary LLP, a law firm in Princeton, NJ that specializes in representing both public and private companies as well as their investors in corporate transactions and general business matters. Mr. Patrizio has been a director of numerous public and private companies and from 2018-2020 was also Chairman and CEO of Arista Financial Corp., a publicly traded truck leasing company that ceased its operations due to the Covid crisis. Mr. Patrizio holds an L.L.M. in Corporation Law from N.Y.U. Law School, J.D. from New York Law School, an MBA in Finance from Pace University, and a B.A from St. Michael’s College and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.