CEO, Silvercar by Audi
Matt Carpenter is Chief Executive Officer at Silvercar, Inc., focused on the development and delivery of premium solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of the future consumer.
Carpenter joined Silvercar from Audi, where he served as Chief Financial Officer for Audi of America and Audi Canada. Prior to being named the first American CFO for Audi in 2016, Carpenter held the positions of GM Vehicle Sales (2011-15) and Vehicle Merchandising Manager (2007-11) at Audi of America. Carpenter also served one year as GM Dealer Remarketing at Audi Financial Services / VW Credit, Inc. (2015-16) and also spent five months in 2016 on foreign assignment in Ingolstadt, Germany, in Audi AG’s controlling department.
In his 12 years at Audi / Volkswagen Group, Carpenter played a central role in boosting U.S. sales volume and improving the financial contribution of the business for the company and its dealers. He also played a role throughout the years of partnership between Audi and Silvercar, starting with the original fleet sourcing partnership of the Silvercar rental business and culminating with Audi’s acquisition of Silvercar in 2017.
Before Audi, Carpenter held various positions at Ford Motor Company (2003-07). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His wife Lindsey Gallo is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Matt and Lindsey have two young sons – Andrew (3) and Henry (1).