Our Team

We believe in building lasting relationships.

Chris Stout

Principal and Founder

Chris founded AutoSolutions in 2003. Today, AutoSolutions has grown to service dealerships in 15 states with 12 Finance Specialists. As President of AutoSolutions, Chris oversees day-to-day operations, fosters relationships with clients, and keeps the company in line with its Vision: "To be recognized as a purpose-driven Finance Service Company that is the most innovative and proactive!” Previously, Chris worked for Zurich from 1997-2003 where he finished as the #1 agent in the country twice. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration while playing Division I Baseball for the Toreros. Chris enjoys working with the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, Art for Shelter, Make A Wish, and The St. Paul Winter Carnival. He currently resides in South Minneapolis with his wife Lynda, his daughters and two sons.

Philip McLaughlin

Senior Finance Specialist

Phil has been working in the automotive industry since 1996. After a successful retail automotive career, Phil joined AutoSolutions in 2003 which has allowed him to exploit his great passion for developing and growing dealership finance departments. Building on his vast retail experience, from Sales Consultant to General Manager and everything in between, he has proven himself invaluable to his numerous dealer partners. This retail experience has given him the unique ability to intimately understand his dealer's entire operation. This understanding, along with his passion for recruiting, training, process implementation, and accountability has allowed him to repeatedly turn underperforming Finance departments into the highest producing and customer centric profit centers in the dealership. A Twin Cities native, Phil Graduated from Boston College with a degree in Marketing. He resides in South Minneapolis.

Chris Keelin

Senior Finance Specialist

Chris, a Twin Cities native joined the AutoSolutions team in 2005. Chris brings with him a vast understanding of the changing demands to Dealerships in today’s environments. His 14 years of experience working in Auto dealerships lend to the disciplined approach he teaches with the desking and Financing and Insurance process that have led to a significant impact with his dealer partners. Prior to joining AutoSolutions Chris worked for several Twin Cities Auto dealers including 5 years as Financing and Insurance Director for Jeff Belzers Chevrolet in Lakeville. Chris is a Graduate of Carleton College and lives in Inver Grove Heights with his wife Becky and two sons.

Holly Smith

Finance Specialist

Holly attended the University of River Falls, WI and is a Twin Cities native. Her automotive career began as a Finance Manager at Fury Motors in 2001. In 2006 she continued her finance career at Carousel Audi/Carousel Porsche and then moved to its sister store, Mercedes Benz of Maplewood in 2011. Most recently, Holly was a Finance Manager at Volkswagen of Inver Grove Heights.

Dane Hegland

Finance Specialist

Originally from Minneapolis Minnesota, Dane joined AutoSolutions in 2015, relocating to Denver to open the Mountain Region Office. Over the past 14 years Dane has enjoyed a successful retail automotive career as a Sales Consultant, Sales Trainer, Custom Finance Manager, and Business Manager. Dane's commitment to excellence shined as he reset the bar on how a successful department should perform every step along the way. Along with his passion for automotive finance, Dane also brings a unique set of skills to AutoSolutions in the world of Custom Finance. He has proven adept at building, from scratch, a highly successful Custom Finance Sales department catering to those with damaged credit.

Tina Hall

Finance Specialist

The first 10 years of Tina's automotive career were spent at the Midwest’s largest Ford dealership. Hired in 1992 as a receptionist/file clerk, Tina quickly rose through the ranks at Tousley Ford, regularly earning promotions, culminating as the Director of Finance. Tina was later recruited and served in the same role at a GM dealership. In 2007 Tina struck out on her own, providing dealers with income development training and F&I fill-in, while also starting a family. Predictably one of her clients recruited her and she gained valuable high-line experience with Mercedes Benz and Porsche. A Graduate of Metropolitan State University, Tina joined AutoSolutions in 2016 and lives in Mahtomedi with her husband Devin and three sons.

Dustin McNeil

Finance Specialist

Dustin attended college at Century College, Saint Paul, studing Business and Marketing. Dustin then spent 21 years in retail automotive. This included 16 years in finance, 6 years as a Finance Director for Van Tuyle in Phoenix and Belzer Automotive in Lakeville. Dustin also worked as a General Sales Manager. Dustin lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota with his wife. They enjoy boating on the river and golf.

Andy Schultz

Finance Specialist

Andy graducated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Communications. Andy started in the auto industry at the age of 16 at RM Stoudt in Jamestown, North Dakota. After graduating from college, Andy joined the team at Rydell General Motors in Grand Forks as a sales consultant. Andy also worked as a Team Leader at Rochester Toyota and then a Finance Director for Kruse Motors. Andy joined AutoSolutions in 2012. Andy currently resides in Dell Rapids, South Dakota with his wife and four children.

Pam Neuberger

Office Manager

Pam is a lifelong Minnesotan who grew up in Owatonna with seventeen brothers and sisters. She has 21 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry, having spent 13 years with Federated Insurance and most recently another eight years with Universal Underwriters. Her role with Universal Underwriters was to oversee the administrative functions for sales, processing and claims activity. Pam was asked to serve as the interim Regional Sales Manager for nearly a year. She also holds a CISR insurance designation.