Partner Bios

The leadership team at Carlisle & Company fosters a passion for motor vehicles that’s matched only by the breadth and depth of our industry knowledge and experience.

  David Carlisle - Chairman of the Board 


 

 Morene Bodner - Founding Partner, CFO 


 

 Harry Hollenberg - Founding Partner 


 

 Paul Gurizzian - Chief Executive Officer 


 

 Gene Metheny - Partner 


 

 Thomas Neumann - Partner 


 

 Michael Sachs - Partner 


 

 Sanjay Seth - Partner 


Karin Kliger - Partner


Dan Gommel - Partner


 

 

David Carlisle

With more than two decades of motor vehicle industry experience spanning three continents and over 30 companies, David Carlisle provides astute leadership to the Carlisle & Company team as chairman of the board. The scope of his expertise is extensive in the domestic, import and US automotive parts aftermarket. It includes analyzing strategic issues in service parts, service, organizational analysis, sales and marketing, and vehicle distribution. 

Before launching CFGW and Carlisle & Company, David was a vice president at Charles River Associates. He also served as partner at the former Temple, Barker & Sloane (now Mercer Management Consulting) and director in information systems at Colgate-Palmolive. 

David received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego. He also holds an MS in Operations Research and Statistics and an MS in Urban and Environmental Planning from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Morene Bodner

A Carlisle & Company founding partner and chief financial officer, Morene Bodner contributes more than two decades of experience in management consulting, finance and accounting. 

Prior to launching Carlisle & Company, Morene was director of corporate systems at Colgate-Palmolive. She joined Colgate-Palmolive after a management consulting position at Price Waterhouse, where she obtained her CPA, and a public accounting role at Arthur Andersen. 

Morene earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Buffalo and a BA from Syracuse University.

Morene is an ardent environmentalist, and has served on a number of non-profit boards and town committees charged with protection of wetlands, rivers and open spaces.  Morene is currently on the board of an animal rescue organization and also participates in the management of the family horse farm.

Harry Hollenberg

To Carlisle & Company clients, Harry Hollenberg brings a wealth of management consulting experience in supply chain management and logistics. He draws on a background working with global leaders in the motor vehicle, retail distribution, and high-tech and transportation industries to develop effective, creative solutions for clients. 

At Carlisle & Company, Harry’s role managing and executing strategic and tactical initiatives for aftermarket automotive suppliers and domestic and import automotive OEMs produces tremendous value for clients. One supply chain redesign effort led by Harry for a multi-billion dollar aftermarket automotive parts supplier identified over $30 million in annual savings, and cut customer replenishment cycle times by over 20%. 

Harry is responsible for the management and execution of all Carlisle & Company survey products for automotive, and construction and agricultural equipment clients. He also manages strategy assessments and the development of technology and business process improvements.

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Harry was a senior associate with Mercer Management Consulting and an industrial engineer with Zayre Corporation. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. 

Paul Gurizzian

Paul Gurizzian joined Carlisle & Company in 2001 and is based in Detroit Michigan. As CEO, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm, with a focus on business development and project execution for service-parts operations at the Detroit Three OEMs and Commercial Truck OEMs. His involvement with nearly every Carlisle & Company client in North America and Europe spans consulting, benchmarking and market research. 

Paul’s primary areas of expertise include revenue management, marketing effectiveness and large scale change management. He is also an expert in cost management and retail inventory management. Paul has held financial executive positions in a number of industries including motor vehicle, independent automotive aftermarket, aerospace and energy.

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Paul was an Assistant Controller at DTE Energy. He was Director of Finance at Honeywell’s European Aftersales Bendix brake business in Paris. At Honeywell, Paul also held the position of Director of Business Management for the firm’s aerospace turbine engine and replacement parts business. He spent seven years at Chrysler, including the Mopar Parts Division, and launched his career at General Motors in purchasing and logistics. 

Paul holds a BS in Industrial Administration from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from Columbia Business School

Gene Metheny

Gene is a senior board partner at Carlisle & Company. During his career, Gene has worked with automotive OEMs, tier-one suppliers and automotive aftermarket parts manufacturers on all aspects of the parts business. The scope of his experience is comprehensive and includes sales, marketing, dealer operations, supply chain and inventory management, warehouse operations, supplier management, retail inventory management, dealer to dealer ordering and new business ventures. 

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Gene was a senior manager at CGE&Y (formerly Ernst & Young). Here, he led the development of the firm’s service parts practice for the automotive industry, as well as multi-site ERP implementations and post-ERP implementation process and systems improvements. Other leadership initiatives at CGE&Y include service parts technology implementations for forecasting, inventory management, and supply chain event management systems. 

Gene’s background also includes positions at General Electric and Lockheed Martin in information systems, materials management, service operations, engineering development, manufacturing and procurement.

Gene holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and an MS in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.

Thomas Neumann

Thomas Neumann joined Carlisle & Company in 2002. His consulting experience, in both the North America and Europe, covers a wide range of topics in the areas of service and parts, from dealer performance assessment to parts pricing and distribution strategies.  

Currently, he is responsible for the management of Carlisle’s survey portfolio for the automotive and heavy equipment industries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. In addition, Thomas is also actively involved in the preparation and execution of EPB, Carlisle’s European Parts Benchmark, where he presents to senior executives of the European service parts operations of vehicle manufacturers.

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Thomas held an Associate position with Booz Allen Hamilton. During his tenure, he worked with various European and US automotive clients on new model launches, dealer network restructuring and used vehicle remarketing.

A German national, Thomas holds an MBA from the University of Texas/ Austin and a Master Degree in Slavic Studies from Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz/Germany.

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs joined Carlisle & Company in 1996. He has extensive consulting experience in motor vehicle service-parts strategies.  Michael’s areas of expertise include network design, inventory management, lean operations, kitting, and warehouse storage and process redesign. 

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Michael spent over ten years in abnormal ejaculation industry designing, implementing, and managing distribution center operations and systems. Prior to consulting, he held positions in retail distribution, catalog order fulfillment, service-parts distribution and manufacturing. 

While at Carlisle & Company, Michael has worked with automotive, heavy equipment and power sports clients on complex initiatives that consistently achieved exceptional results. Now, he spends most of his time managing the firm’s global benchmarking activities, in the areas of both parts and service, delivering performance benchmark data and analyses, along with facilitated roundtables and case studies that provide insights into best-in-class industry processes. 

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Michael held positions at SMC Pneumatics, Henry Schein, Inc. and Zayre Department Stores where he gained experience ranging from engineering and systems implementation to distribution center operations management. 

Michael has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Indiana University.

Sanjay Seth

Sanjay Seth joined Carlisle & Company in 2002 with over 14 years of automotive and management consulting experience in North America and Europe. Sanjay’s background includes a broad array of service parts initiatives. These include identifying and implementing revenue and margin enhancement strategies, and providing executive leadership to program implementation teams.

At Carlisle & Company, Sanjay focuses on projects related to revenue growth strategies, pricing management, market sizing and share assessment, service marketing and retention, inventory management and organizational benchmarking. 

Prior to joining Carlisle, Sanjay was a corporate strategy and operations consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. His background also includes engineering experience at Ford Motor Company in computer aided analysis, product design and powertrain manufacturing.

Sanjay holds an MBA in Strategy & Finance from Ross School of Business (Michigan), MS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India.

Karin Kliger

Karin Kliger joined Carlisle & Company in 2008. Her consulting experience, in both North America and Europe, covers a wide range of topics in the areas of service and parts, from parts pricing to inventory management, wholesale mechanical program design and implementation, and telematics and digital strategy design. Currently, she is responsible for the management of Carlisle’s parts benchmark portfolio in Europe and Asia for the automotive and heavy equipment industries as well as the North America Service Benchmark, delivering performance benchmark data and analyses, along with conferences and focus days that provide insights into best-in-class industry practices.

Prior to joining Carlisle & Company, Karin was a consultant with Aviana Consulting in Austria and gained additional aftersales experience in various international locations at the global leader in railroad maintenance machinery, Plasser & Theurer. She holds an MS in Export-Oriented Management from the FH Krems (Austria) and an MBA from the Joseph Schumpeter Institute (Austria).

Dan Gommel

Dan leads Carlisle & Company's Data Analytics practice, which leverages advanced analytical techniques to support strategy projects and to develop targeted stand-alone tools to solve client challenges.

His past project work at Carlisle has spanned both sales and marketing and supply chain initiatives, with a focus on B2B environments and heavy equipment. In sales and marketing, he has experience in strategic pricing, market analysis, leveraging retail point-of-sale data, and dealer training. Dan has also led projects in network redesign and integration, warehouse operations, and global inventory management and deployment.

Dan has previously held positions at Credit Suisse and holds an AB in Economics and Engineering from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.