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Meet Our Team

Brian B. Elias

Brian B. Elias, President

Brian Elias is founder and president of 1-800-HANSONS, DontGo, several incubating software ventures and a potpourri of businesses, including a maze company and a large domain reseller.
Elias established his reputation as a brilliant entrepreneur by founding 1-800-HANSONS and building it into a $75 million home improvement and remodeling company headquartered in Troy, MI. Elias started the company in 1988 and has grown it to be one of the 10 largest home improvement companies in the US, employing more than 500 people.
Giving back to the community remains a priority for Elias. Whether for local groups such as Rebuilding Together Oakland County, Grace Charities of Hope, Covenant House or local chapters of national charities including Relay for Life, Breast Cancer Awareness, Habitat for Humanity, ORT and several Jewish organizations. Elias has been active and generous with both donations.

Jimmy Veliu

Jimmy Veliu, Director of Sales

Jimmy is our current Director of Sales Operations. He is in charge of Sales for DontGo, and ensures that all new client are on-boarded correctly. Prior to DontGo, Jimmy has worked as a Sr. Director of Admissions & Marketing in Higher Education, Director of Sales for a Digital Marketing Company, and VP of Sales for an Executive Search firm. Jimmy enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Kendall, and their two kids Bradyn and Gracyn. He also enjoys golfing and spending time on the water.

Amanda Baker

Amanda Baker, Implementation Coordinator

Amanda is our Implementation Coordinator. She is the main contact for all clients and oversees the building and maintenance of all client campaigns. Amanda has acquired her client and employee relations skills through many years of management and recruiting. In her free time, Amanda spends time with her family and enjoys taking family trips.

Phillip Mintz

Philip Mintz, Client Success Specialist

Philip's role is to program custom automated responses and update the chat’s artificial intelligence. Phil likes to spend time volunteering with ALS of Michigan and other charitable causes to improve the lives of others. Phil is also a big fan of college sports especially the University of Michigan! Go Blue!

Mike Hartman

Mike Hartman, Client Success Specialist & IT Development

Mike Hartman shares his time between our IT and Development Department and Client Success Team. He helps to develop new features for our software while maintaining and updating all current ones. When needed, he lends a helping hand building campaigns for our new clients. He enjoys traveling with his family and continuing his programming education.