Jake started in the Automotive Aftermarket in 1998 as a mechanic throughout high school and college. Upon graduating from Emory and Henry College, Jake started at Advance Auto Parts in 2005. Over the next 17 years Jake progressed across several positions in the aftermarket working with retail, traditional and vendor sectors starting at Inventory Analyst, Senior Inventory Analyst, Category Manager and Senior Category Manager for Advance Auto Parts. Director of Product for the buying Group “The Network” (ADN). Senior Category Manager for Motorcar Parts of America in their Dixie Heavy Duty Channel, then most recently transferring to their Retail Channel calling on Advance Auto Parts.