Liquid Motors Management Team

Michael Daseke - President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Daseke brings 15 years of management experience in fast growing high technology companies. Prior to founding Liquid Motors, Mr. Daseke was a co-founder of Netier Technologies, a high technology startup. Mr. Daseke provided the technical vision for Netier's hardware and software products. His responsibilities included managing the company's applied engineering activities, including the design and development of embedded operating systems, user interfaces, client management software, and application embedding tools. After three years of rapid growth, Netier was successfully acquired by Wyse Technology Inc. After the acquisition, Mr. Daseke, as Vice President and Chief Software Architect for Wyse Technology, coordinated the integration of both companies product lines, defined the strategic software vision for Wyse, and played a key role in enterprise sales opportunities.

Mr. Daseke also founded Rapport Technologies, a software company that provided products and services to corporations and hardware manufacturers to reduce the cost of ownership of mobile and embedded devices. Rapport Technologies was successfully acquired after 18 months of operations for $22M.

Additionally, Mr. Daseke served 10 years for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting L.L.P). Mr. Daseke was responsible for selling and managing large scale business and technical transformation consulting projects to Fortune 500 enterprises in the automobile, energy, manufacturing, and retail business communities. This experience has been critical to Mr. Daseke's success in managing people, translating customer needs into successful products and services and applying technology to transform businesses.

Mr. Daseke received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Southern Methodist University at Dallas, Texas.
Jill Givens - Vice President of Marketing
Jill Givens brings years of experience selling a variety of items on eBay. She brings this eBay experience into the marketing arena for Liquid Motors. Prior to joining Liquid Motors, Ms. Givens managed a Quikdrop We sell Your Stuff on eBay store. In managing the Quikdrop, Ms. Givens performed the research and recommendations on all the items that were dropped off to sell on eBay as well as work with the customers on setting realistic prices and reserves. She scheduled when to list an item, the duration of the auctions and responded to inquiries on listed items. In addition to listing and selling items on eBay, Ms. Givens also handled the post sales management activities relating to the eBay sales transactions.

Additionally, Ms. Givens worked for MCI for seven years in the reporting and analytics area for the Vice President of Operations. She reported on many of the operations systems as well as the local provisioning systems.

Keith Whetter – Vice President - Sales
Keith graduated Northwood University in Midland, MI. in 1983. Immediately after graduation, Keith began his career with Oldsmobile Division of General Motors. During his tenure with GM, Keith held positions in both sales and service in St. Louis, Houston, and Phoenix. He was then transferred to Lansing, MI as the Divisions Special Events Coordinator to leverage the Divisions involvement Special Events (Golf, Motor Sports, NCAA, etc.). In the Spring of 1990, Keith became an original member of the Lexus Division Launch Team tasked with the Midwest rollout from the Lexus Chicago Area office. During the rollout phase of Lexus Division, Keith held the positions of Field Sales, Merchandising Manager, Distribution Manager, Market Representation Manager, and Business Manager. After the Initial rollout, Keith was transferred to Torrance, CA as the Lexus Division Business Manager, overseeing the re-design of the Lexus Dealer Financial Statement to accommodate projected growth of Lexus. After the completion of the redesign, Keith was moved to Marketing, Finance, and Lease Manager. In the summer of 1996, Keith left the auto business and joined Fleetwood Enterprises, relocating to Birmingham, AL. Keith joined the Auction Broadcasting Company (abc) as Vice President - Sales in August, 2009 handling National accounts.