Our Visionary Approach
We are passionate about revolutionizing the automotive industry and helping dealers to achieve their full potential. We are dedicated to building powerful, meaningful technology that will enable dealers to usher in the next generation of automotive leadership, with pride and confidence. Join us on this journey to achieve the ultimate goal, the ultimate success
Our Guiding Principles
Prioritizing Your Dealership's Success and Profitability
Leading the Industry with the Most Intuitive and Innovative Software Suite
Committed to Lowering Your Overall Technology Costs
Our Fundamental Beliefs
At Automotive Innovations®, our top priority is the well-being of our innovation team members and clients. We are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience and strive to have the best innovation team in the industry. We operate with a sense of urgency to serve and prioritize people over profits. Our core values shape our identity and guide our actions as an organization

At Ai, our business principles are shaped and guided by our unwavering commitment to:


From Idea to Reality: The Birth and Early Struggle of Automotive Innovations®
The idea for Automotive Innovations® was born out of a consulting session with a dealership. Our Founder and CEO, Hoss Devine, recognized the potential for converting the massive spreadsheet he used to run a store into an online platform. He wanted to leverage his years of operational knowledge and use it to create a tool that could identify and address trouble spots for dealerships. The goal was not just to provide data, but to empower dealers with real-time, actionable information. However, starting a company and achieving success is never easy. Hoss shared his idea with his wife, outlining the sacrifices that would need to be made in order to make it a reality, including selling their possessions and living in an RV until the project was completed. His wife simply asked him two questions: Will it work, and how long will it take? Hoss' response: Yes, and it should only take 1 year!


Driven to Succeed: The Dedication and Determination Behind the Development of Automotive Innovations®
In the following years, Hoss and his wife continued to live in their RV while traveling across the country to consult with dealerships during the day and work on developing the software at night. Hoss was determined to put in the necessary effort to make the software a reality, often only getting a few hours of sleep a night due to his relentless dedication. His main motivation was the product itself; he knew that it had the potential to revolutionize the automotive dealership industry and he was determined to see it through


Realizing the Potential: The Moment of Truth for Hoss and his Product
The beta testing of OpsVision™ in May 2018 marked the beginning of a new phase for Hoss and his product. Despite still living out of their RV as they traveled and consulted with dealerships, Hoss' hard work and dedication had finally come to fruition. As he visited different dealerships, the potential of his product became increasingly apparent and there was a strong interest in the software, with many dealerships eager to use it and support him. It was at this point that Hoss fully realized the significance of his creation and the impact it could have on the automotive industry


Full-time Commitment: The Transition from Beta Testing to a Growing Business
The successful beta testing of OpsVision™ provided valuable feedback and solidified Hoss's decision to take the project full-time. In June of 2019, he made the decision to discontinue consulting and focus all his efforts on developing and supporting the software. With a stable base, Hoss and his wife sold the RV and moved into a house that would provide the necessary space for their growing business. It was a pivotal moment that marked the transition from a side project to a full-time venture


Establishing a Strong Foundation: The Move to a Physical Office and Hiring Local Talent
With the project now a full-time endeavor, it was time to establish a physical office space. In October of 2020, Hoss rented an office in the heart of Kansas City. He immediately set to work on hiring local talent that would help the business expand rapidly. It marked a new chapter in the growth and development of the company


Building for the Future: Upgrading to a Larger Office and Committed to Continual Growth and Development of Automotive Dealership Tools
Outgrowing our old office space was the catalyst for us to move into our own building in North Kansas City, MO. The new space offers a dedicated room for our development team, a conference room, break room, and ample storage to support our ongoing growth. Today, we remain committed to developing the most comprehensive automotive dealership tools and expanding our business to new heights
The Innovation Team
Hoss Devine Founder & CEO
Tony Gomez COO
Morgan Malino General Counsel
Darrel Ferguson VP of Strategic Partnerships
Elizabeth Klipstine Director of Client Services
Chandler West Quality Assurance