With a degree from Michigan State University and an automotive family heritage, it was only natural that Christian started his extensive career in customer service behind the desk at a forward-thinking dealership in Michigan. After moving out to Southern California, he continued on this path with a leadership position at Auto Trader and added a masters in business administration to his résumé. His diverse automotive experience in sales, customer relations, and marketing culminated in one big idea and a partnership with Troy Smith and Jason Stesney. Christian is a key voice in the strategic direction of Search Optics and is responsible for overall customer satisfaction. As the company expanded, Christian returned to Detroit to head a newly opened office there, where he is enjoying the rapid growth and momentum of Search Optics within the automotive community.