About Blue Compass RV
Blue Compass RV was founded in 2018 by Jon Ferrando and is the fastest growing RV retail company in history with over 100 full-service RV dealerships and more than 1,000 service bays across America from coast to coast.
With over 4,000 highly trained and certified associates that are passionate about providing an exceptional customer experience that’s second to none in RV sales and service.
We have the largest selection of premium brands with over 15,000 new and pre-owned RVs for our customers to choose from and more than a 1,000 service bays to ensure they stay on the road making memories mile after mile. Always with one goal in mind, provide an exceptional RV sales, service and ownership experience that exceeds the expectations.
We are committed to helping our customers create lifelong memories as they travel the country exploring the great outdoors and making memories with family and friends that will be forever cherished.
Blue Compass RV is a trusted navigator – supporting, guiding, and inspiring our customers to make the most of their RV lifestyle and adventures, always being right there for our customers, no matter where their travels may take them with products like best RV loyalty and customer support program in the industry. It brings you peace of mind including 24/7/365 roadside and technical assistance that comes with every purchase of an RV.
Buying an RV from Blue Compass is only the beginning of our relationship. Our goal is to be there for our customers every step of the way as they fulfill their dreams.
To provide an exceptional RV sales, service and ownership experience that exceeds the expectations of our customers.
To be the greatest RV Company the world has ever seen.
We are a purpose-driven company.
Blue Compass RV invests in our people, cares about our people, and supports our people to have fulfilling careers and lives.
Blue Compass RV has passionate associates engaging with customers to help them fulfill their dreams to see America, spend time together with family and friends, meet new people, enjoy the great outdoors, and create lasting memories.
That is why we exist. To create meaningful customer relationships for life.
So whether you’re searching for the latest Class C motorhome or a reliable new travel trailer or fifth wheel, come see us at your local Blue Compass RV location.
- Adventure RV
- Appleway RV Supercenter
- Bill Plemmons RV
- Blue Dog RV
- Camper Clinic
- Carolina Coach and Camper
- Cousins RV
- Explore USA RV Supercenter
- Family RV Group
- Lifestyle RV
- Marlin Ingram RV
- Midstate RV
- Motor Home Specialist
- Northgate RV
- RV One Superstores
- Sierra RV
- Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel
- Sprads RV
- Tom’s Camperland
Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer and President
Jon P. Ferrando founded Blue Compass RV in 2018 and serves as our CEO and President. He is a seasoned Fortune 200 senior executive with a strong strategic orientation and 25 years of experience leading entrepreneurial growth and large public companies. Before Blue Compass RV, Jon was a key member of the AutoNation senior management team that drove the strategy/execution of AutoNation’s extraordinary growth phase from a start-up to a $20 billion enterprise and the largest automotive retailer in the United States.
Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Ferrando was a corporate attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago, Illinois, one of the largest corporate law firms in the world. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Ferrando graduated from the University of Michigan in 1988 with a B.A. in Economics and from Harvard Law School in 1991.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Raul Rodriguez joined in 2018 as Senior Vice President Corporate Development. Raul is the chief growth officer responsible for leading the company’s mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and greenfield development efforts, including strategy, business development, valuation, negotiation, due diligence, integration and closing activities. Previously, Raul served as Vice President Corporate Development at AutoNation.
Vice President of Sales and Dealer Operations
Don Strollo serves as the East Region President since he joined in 2018. He is responsible for overseeing 11 dealerships located in the Eastern Region. Prior to that Don was President and CEO of RV One Superstores, the world’s 5th largest RV retailer from 2000-2018. (acquired by Blue Compass RV in 2018).
Vice President, Service and Parts
Chris Glenn is a seasoned automotive executive with significant experience in service, parts and technology. Chris most recently served as a managing partner and COO at Motormindz, where he worked with leading service, parts and digital retail technology solutions in the automotive sector. Prior to that, Chris held various management roles for 15 years at AutoNation, including as Vice President of Service.
Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Famous Rhodes currently serves as corporate vice president, chief marketing and technical officer of Blue Compass RV, in such role since November 2019. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Rhodes was executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, a vacation ownership company, from August 2017 to September 2019, vice president of digital marketing and customer experience for AutoNation, Inc., an automotive retailer, from 2015 to 2017, and vice president of eCommerce for AutoNation, Inc. from 2012 to 2015.
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Taylore Elliott is Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Blue Compass RV since 2019 where she manages over 1,300 employees, nationally. Focused on talent development and succession planning to ensure the company’s continued growth strategy. Taylore’s experience includes over 15 years of human resources leadership roles at, AutoNation, the largest automotive retailer in the United States.
Vice President, Finance and Insurance
Kurt Hornung is a 20 year plus automotive executive in the finance and insurance sector. Prior to joining Blue Compass RV, Kurt was the President of Elite Income Development Group partnering with automotive and RV dealers across the country to improve F&I performance. Kurt also spent 12 years with AutoNation the leader in F&I gross for the industry, holding the position of Vice President of Finance and Insurance for the country’s largest automotive retailer with over 300 locations.
Vice President, General Counsel
Tim Benter currently serves as corporate vice president, general counsel of Blue Compass RV, where he is responsible for all legal affairs of the company. Prior to joining Blue Compass RV, Tim spent 22 years in senior management for Republic Services, an industry leading public company founded by Wayne Huizenga that is the second-largest solid waste and recycling services company in North America with over $10 billion in annual revenue. Tim’s most recent legal role was vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary at Republic Services, and he also served in business operations roles including vice president, engineering and environmental compliance.
A native of Baltimore, MD, Tim earned a B.S in Finance from the University of Maryland, J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, and an M.B.A from Arizona State University.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Robinson has over two decades of finance and accounting experience, starting her career at Deloitte and serving in finance roles the past 15 years for retail organizations, including public company CFO experience. She held senior finance positions at Michaels Stores, a $5 billion retail company with over 1,000 locations. Jennifer holds a CPA from the State of Texas, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
Chief Leadership Coach and Culture Development Officer
Shahnaz Broucek has extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, team building, business communications, change management, business strategy, and human capital management. She served on the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan teaching BBA and MBA students, and designed and taught programs at the Ross Executive Education Program, including RVR’s University of Michigan Leadership Development Program that RVR’s top 20 leaders participated in over the past year.
Chief Information Officer
Mario Lozada is a seasoned IT leader with significant retail technology experience including most recently at Payless ShoeSource, where he led the company’s digital transformation by moving all technology from applications to infrastructure to the cloud, while significantly reducing IT operating expenses. Mario holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Barry University and he served in the United States Air Force as an Information Technology Specialist.
President, Motor Home Specialist
Donny O’Banion is President of our Motor Home Specialist division in Texas and joined in 2018 when Blue Compass RV acquired MHS. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Donny works with manufacturers to help guide product designs and price points for the motorized segment of our industry and is responsible for all aspects of the MHS business. Prior to joining Blue Compass RV, Donny was CEO of MHS.
Brad Leach, joined in 2019 as President of our Tom’s Camperland division overseeing and directly participating in the operations of 3 locations in Arizona. Brad is actively engaged in strategic decisions and planning and expansion in the West as we continue to grow our company.
Brad has a bachelor’s degree in Communication, a minor in Marketing from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.