Adrian Schaffer

President, Ricardo North America

Biography coming soon.

Marques McCammon


Software is changing the very nature of the automobile, creating demand for a new style of leadership – executives who are grounded in the traditional auto industry and excited by the emerging world of alternative energy vehicles.

Marques McCammon is the embodiment of this fresh leadership. He combines nearly 25 years of auto industry general management, product development, manufacturing, brand leadership and marketing experience with intimate knowledge of software-based automotive product advancement.

After graduating from North Carolina A&T State University (BS in Mechanical Engineering) and University of Michigan (Master’s in Mechanical Engineering), he began building a resume that includes recognition by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of 40 young executives making an impact in the Motor City, as well as the following:

  • Creating the Dodge SRT-4, crafting the blueprint for Chrysler’s SRT moniker and designing the first modern 4-door convertible (the ASC Helios)
  • General Manager of the Car & Truck Division for Saleen Performance Vehicles
  • General Manager of West Coast Operations for ASC (American Specialty Cars)
  • Chief Marketing Officer for Aptera Motors
  • General Manager/Vice President for Wind River

At Intel subsidiary Wind River, McCammon was responsible for automotive software products, here he oversaw development of the division’s corporate business plans, led business and strategy development for auto-related merger and acquisition activity and directed a global team, including product and program management, engineering and marketing architecture. All of this previous work led to McCammon being named President of Ricardo in October 2019.

Tony Donile

Vice President,
Business Development

Professional Experience

  • Ricardo, Inc. – Vice President, Business Development
  • Green Hills Software – Director of NA Automotive Sales
  • Luxoft- Sr. Director of NA Automotive Sales
  • Wind River – Global Director, Automotive Sales
  • Wind River – Global Director, Consumer & Industrial Sales
  • Wind River – Global Account Manager, Aerospace & Def.
  • Sun Microsystems – Global Account Management
  • Integrated Systems Inc. – Regional Sales Manager & GAM
  • Warner Electric – Product Manager & Account Manager

Key Projects

  • BA in Economics and Business (Beloit College, Beloit, WI)
  • 40 years of OEM global sales, sales management and product management experience in software, services and technology
  • Automotive, Industrial, Agriculture, Medical Device, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer & Mobile markets
  • International experience – managing people and accounts in North America, Europe, Japan & S. Korea
  • Helped build an engineering services and software business from $5M to $65M in 3 years at Wind River
  • Developed, directed and implemented global account growth strategies for 14 OEMs & Tier 1’s via a global sales team
  • Opened new business at Honda, Ford, Nissan, FCA, Renault, PSA, JLR, Audi, Daimler, BMW, HKMC, LG, Denso…
  • Created, managed and executed global sales plan for Motorola & Alcatel-Lucent for end-to-end Java platform licensing at Sun
  • Annual licensing contracts with Motorola negotiated for all mobile phone platforms grew from $10M to $15M in 3 years.
  • Tripled regional sales in 5 years as Regional Sales Manager/Global Account Manager for Integrated Systems
  • Closed major corporate agreements with Boeing, Lucent, Caterpillar, GE Medical, & Motorola for software standardization
  • Built, managed and executed a global sales plan as the Motorola Global Account Manager while also managing 5 reps
  • 200% product growth as a Product Manager and 160% growth as Account Manager during my 5 year at Warner Electric

Yansong Chen

Vice President,
Organizational Transformation

Professional experience

  • Ricardo, Inc. – VP, Technology & Market Strategy
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Director Vehicle Business Unit
  • Ricardo DE – Director Product Groups
  • Ricardo UK – Head Transmission Systems
  • Torotrak – Business Director
  • Land Rover – Transmission Strategy
  • Land Rover – Transmission Calibration Manager
  • Land Rover – Powertrain Electronics

Key projects & achievements

  • BSc (Hons) Electronic Engineering – University of North Wales (Bangor)
  • 25 years of vehicle integration, development and delivery – Automotive, Commercial Vehicle, Rail, Defence, Motorcycle
  • International experience – UK, USA, Germany, China, India, Japan, etc
  • Previously responsible for Transmission & Driveline, Hybrid & Electric and Vehicle Systems for Ricardo Germany & UK
  • Project Director for multiple ‘turnkey’ customer projects – clean sheet to Series Production
  • Delivered multiple systems to Series Production:
    • ECU, hardware and software
    • Cruise Control systems
    • Transmission calibrations for automatic transmissions, CVT & Transfer Case
    • OBDII diagnostic systems
    • Transmission systems
  • Won three industry awards including Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Challenge

Tom DaPolito

Global Financial Director

Professional experience

  • Ricardo, Inc. – VP, Finance/Financial Director
  • FitPay, Inc. – Chief Financial Officer
  • Verimatrix, Inc.– Global VP Finance
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. – VP,
  • Corporate Controller
  • – Director, Financial Reporting
  • BDO – Auditor

Key projects & achievements

  • BSc Business Administration – Accounting (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • 24 years experience in results driven global finance organizations, primarily with publicly listed companies in the software and internet industries
  • Experienced raising capital through IPO and structured debt transactions
  • Led strategic outreach and negotiations for several business acquisitions and disposals, including IPO spin-offs
  • Oversight of large global finance organizations and internal control environments, including accounting, reporting, investor relations, tax, treasury
    • Reduced monthly close timelines
    • Transformed groups from being data collectors to data analysers
    • Implemented and leveraged technology to reduce cost structures
  • Experienced resource allocator/cost reducer in periods of growth and contraction

Christy Good

Vice President,
Human Resources

Professional Experience

  • Ricardo, Inc. – VP, Human Resources
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Human Resources Director
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Human Resources Manager
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Human Resources Business Partner
  • Carhartt, Inc. – Benefits Specialist
  • Plastipak Packaging – Benefits Administrator

Role & Achievements

  • Bachelors, Workforce Management (University of Michigan)
  • Over 15 years corporate experience surrounding employment law, health and welfare, compensation and immigration.
  • Strategic partner in running the business based on a thorough understanding of employment and labor landscape, legal compliance and current HR processes.
  • Drive a high-performance culture through recruitment of best talent, talent management initiatives, and employee engagement.
  • Strategic initiatives that deliver business value surrounding our greatest assets, our people.
  • Rollout of Employee Engagement Program incorporates:
  • Personnel recruitment, employee engagement, optimizing wellness, performance recognition, learning and development and encouraging growth within.

Patrick McLeod

Vice President,
Technical Operations

Professional experience

  • Ricardo, Inc. – Vice President, Technical Operations
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Director, Engineering & Operations
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Manager, Vehicle Engineering
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Sr. Program Manager
  • Benteler Automotive – Sr. Project Leader – Structures
  • Gestamp / Oxford Automotive – Stamping and Assembly Lead Process Engineer

Key projects & achievements

  • BS Mechanical Engineering with honors (Kettering University, Machine Design Specialty)
  • Managed Ricardo Vehicle Engineering Operations team, including powertrain and driveline integration, chassis design & development, body structures, and other vehicle engineering related requirements
  • Managed global team of engineers for production release of chassis subsystems, directing teams in 11 countries at over 50 sites.
  • Program Manager for USA Maglev project.
  • Led integration of a PHEV system into an existing vehicle platform. Program included delivery of two working vehicles within 6 months of project initiation. Managed all aspects of program including financials, timing, and engineering change management.
  • Program Leader of a variety of military vehicle programs. Responsibilities included powertrain integration, vehicle performance simulation, light-weight architectures, simulation-based optimization, and other functional responsibilities.
  • Led team of process engineers in a green-field assembly and stamping plant in McCalla, AL for a tier 1 supplier of Mercedes-Benz.
  • Activities included sourcing and buy-off of >$80M of assembly equipment and tooling for underbody structure components.
  • Program Leader for production launch of multiple hot-stamped components and assemblies.
  • Led program team consisting of Chinese national engineers in the US for engine design program with the end-result being a V12 gasoline DI engine with flexibility for future downsizing to a V6 variant.