Michael Pokora is the Senior Director of R&D at ACV Auctions. With over 10 years of automotive aftermarket experience across inspections, recon, wholesale, retail, and technology, Michael brings a unique perspective on complex systems and the data evolution of the automotive aftermarket. He earned a B.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Binghamton University, and also holds a lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Michael’s previous roles included positions at CarMax and Carvana. Currently, he leads ACV’s AMP, Virtual Lift, and APEX technology development, and is passionate about driving innovations and large-scale advancements through creative thought leadership.