CarBlip was founded by a multi-generational team of industry  veterans, digital natives, and a network of strategic alliance partners.

Leadership Team

Eric Brooks


Brooks has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. He started L.A. Car Connection, one of  Los Angeles’ premiere auto brokerages, which was later acquired by CarBlip. Eric’s vision and determination to change the archaic car buying experience is what led him to assemble a team and launch CarBlip and begin to revolutionize the car buying industry. Eric lives in Calabasas with his wife and kids.

Brian Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO

Brian brings 20 years of business and entrepreneurial experience to CarBlip. Throughout his career,  Brian has launched multiple digital and technology companies in the automotive and entertainment  space. Clients have included Toyota, Nascar, IndyCar, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures,20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and others. His business-savvy mindset and entrepreneurial spirit help drive CarBlip and the team behind it. In his spare time, he enjoys racing open-wheel cars at challenging race tracks. Brian lives in Calabasas with his wife and kids.

Krista Nutt

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Krista Nutt is a seasoned leader with a passion for building world-class brands and teams. She brings nearly 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and operations across various industries, including finance, travel, luxury brands, and more. Krista holds a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Chapman University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their twins.

Chang Lee

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Chang has founded and advised over a dozen startups in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Philippines. Over the last 20 years, he has advised brands like Time Warner, Sony, Neiman Marcus, and the Robb Report on digital strategy. Chang oversees all product development and engineering at CarBlip.

Adam Kraines

Vice President of Sales

Adam has been in the automotive industry for 30 years, spanning various roles, including Sales Management, Wholesale Remarketing, Acquisitions, and a seasoned and respected understanding of client and dealer relationships. He was the Vice President of Sales for L.A. Car Connection and previously worked as Managing Regional Sales Manager for Kraco Automotive.

Paul Turner

Director of Sales

Paul started his automotive career in sales management for Silver Star Auto Group. He was responsible for creating and implementing new processes and strategies and overseeing the recruitment and training for new talent. Paul also launched a music production company/record label where he produced, recorded, and released two studio albums and countless songs. Paul manages the CarBlip Concierge Team, focusing on providing clients with the absolute best service possible.

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A diverse team working to reinvent the car buying experience. CarBlip brings together a team of professionals across automotive, business, marketing, engineering, and more