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Meet the Team: Brett Klynn

Brett is the Head of Sales and Business Development at YourMechanic. He is most proud of the success as a professional musician.

Find out more about Brett’s role at YourMechanic:

Can you tell us more about what you do at YourMechanic?

I am the Head of Business Development for the fleet division. It means that I acquire new business customers for the fleet division of YourMechanic. I am also involved in high-level account management and advise other divisions on best practices.

Why did you join YourMechanic?

I have spent many years in the automotive world from necessary repair to the race car/hotrod industry to rentals. YourMechanic is one of the most innovative players in the automotive world, and I wanted to be a part of it.

What was your first car and what do you love or hate about it?

My first car was a Volvo 265GL station wagon. I loved that I could carry a ton of friends and the car was indestructible. I hated the sub-200 horsepower engine, but I am sure the lack of power is probably what kept me alive.

What’s your dream car?

There’s a long list of cars I would love to own. A while back I got to spend a weekend with a highly-modified Noble M400 wide-body. It weighed about 2000 lbs and had over 600 horsepower. That was the quickest thing I have ever driven and would be pretty high on the list.

What one accomplishment are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my success as a professional musician. While I am not a household name, I did play on albums with national distribution and participated in large scale tours. I am very proud to have fought my way up earning the experiences and recognition that I did.

Who has had the most influence on you growing up?

In high school, I went through a magnet program called Learning Community. The teacher, Gary, taught me a vast amount about critical thought, follow-through, and personal responsibility.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I spent some of my youth as a professional musician, and I still play for fun. When time permits, I enjoy Autocross.

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

There is a variety. My playlist is pretty diverse; it bounces from Pantera to Dave Brubeck to Phish to James Brown. Recently, I have been getting into a New Orleans musician named Kermit Ruffins.

Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited and why?

A few years ago I spent a couple of weeks driving in Croatia, and I genuinely love the place. It is Yosemite on a Mediterranean Beach with castles.

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Dora Gyulai

Dora is the Marketing Specialist at YourMechanic. Her background is in digital media and advertising. Dora has been with YourMechanic since 2017, and her focus is on social media growth and engagement.