Team Alliance RV
To bring this vision to life we have assembled an all-star team of industry veterans who all share an obsession for customer satisfaction. Read a bit more about our team below:
Coley & Ryan Brady | Co-Founders
The Brady family history is deeply rooted in the RV industry with their father, Brian Brady, successfully leading startup companies like Damon RV (now Thor Motor Coach) in the 1990’s and Heartland RV in 2004. With a family passion for RVs, brothers Coley and Ryan have gained a combined 23+ years of RV experience while serving in senior leadership roles at Heartland RV. While proud of their previous achievements, the brothers took a leap of faith to embark on a different way of doing business, one that they believe will enhance the RV ownership experience.
Coley Brady has 15 years of experience in the RV industry and was at Heartland RV since the first year of its inception. Quickly rising through the ranks to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Coley was integral in growing Heartland into one of the largest RV manufacturers in the industry. Prior to Heartland, Coley graduated from the University of Notre Dame and worked as a CPA for KPMG (Chicago office) and Crowe (South Bend office). Coley and his wife Patty reside in Granger, IN with their 4 children.
Ryan Brady has 9 years of experience in the RV industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Upon graduation Ryan worked at Prairie Capital, a Chicago based private equity firm. Most recently as the General Manager for multiple brands at Heartland RV, Ryan led a division that represented nearly one-third of the entire company’s revenue. Ryan and his wife Lauren reside in Niles, MI with their 2 children.
Dennis Donat | Chief Financial Officer
Dennis has served in the role of CFO for nearly 20 years of his career, first at Pace American Cargo Trailers and then at Heartland RV. Happily retired since 2016, there was only one thing that could bring him out of retirement. After learning of the business plan for Alliance RV, Dennis knew that this company would be something special that he could lend his valuable experience to. He is a graduate of Manchester University and has also earned his CPA certification. Currently residing in Rome City, IN with his wife Pam, Dennis is an avid golfer. While he has vast experience as CFO, the Senior PGA Tour is not likely in his future.
Bill Martin | Vice President of Customer Service
Realizing the importance of Customer Service, Bill was the first full-time hire at Alliance RV. With over 21 years of experience in the RV Industry, his impressive track record has helped redefine what customer service means. Most recently, with his unique customer focused approach at Grand Design, Bill helped create a loyal family of RV owners that lead the company to become one of the fastest growing RV manufacturers in history. Bill is the epitome of what it means to be “customer obsessed” and will be responsible for ensuring that our owners have the best RV ownership experience from start to finish. Bill and his wife Tracy reside in Goshen, IN and have 2 teenage children. When it comes time to unwind, Bill is a competitive bicyclist who rides up to 8,000 miles per year…Now that’s a lot of miles in the saddle!
Tim Miller | Vice President of Purchasing
Tim has joined Alliance RV after 23+ years experience in the RV industry. Most recently at Dutchmen and Heartland where he successfully led purchasing initiatives for multiple facilities. Tim’s solid understanding of creating partnerships within every aspect of business makes him the perfect fit for the Alliance Team. Tim will be tasked with developing mutually beneficial alliances with vendors that welcome innovation and share our passion for enhancing the RV experience. Tim and his better half (Kathy) live in Goshen, IN in their newly built home. Tim is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie who enjoys his time riding mountain bikes and motocross. He has competed in 2 enduros and 1 hare scramble so far this year with plans for more. It’s worth a google if you aren’t familiar with the hare scramble.
Erik Bartman | Engineering Manager
Engineering is in Eric’s DNA with nearly 30 years of RV industry experience. Most recently serving as the Engineering lead at Grand Design RV, Eric knows what it takes to develop innovative floorplans and launch new product lines from the ground up. The opportunity to start with a blank slate and design a product that will impact the RV ownership experience in a positive way has Erik’s creative juices flowing. Erik and his wife Teresa reside in Syracuse, IN along with their 2 cats. When it is time to chill out, Erik enjoys target shooting and playing his ukulele. Maybe if we ask him real nicely he will play a song for us.
Ben Randall | Plant Manager
As a 3rd generation Plant Manager, Ben has followed in his family’s footsteps to become one of the great plant managers of our industry. With a total of 18 years experience in the RV and MH industries, Ben has dedicated his last 10 years to Keystone RV. Utilizing his strong leadership abilities, Ben is the guy that was tasked to start up new plants and turn poor performing plants around. Most recently Ben was the Plant Manager for the Fuzion Toy Hauler line. He is a hands-on manager that believes happy employees build better product. Ben lives in Wolcottville, IN and enjoys spending time with his 9-year-old daughter. In his free time Ben can be found out on the golf course or out cruising the lake with friends.
Charlie Cohen | Director of Lamination and Facilities
Charlie is a seasoned veteran with 45 years of management experience, and 28 of those years were dedicated to running lamination facilities. He is a quality minded leader that will drive best practices to ensure Alliance RV is delivering superior laminated components. Charlie resides in Elkhart, IN with his wife Connie and is the proud father of 3 adult daughters. Spoiling his 8 grandchildren is a preferred way for Charlie (aka Gramps) to spend his free time. Charlie also has a passion for building street rods and muscle cars with his favorites being a 1933 Willies Coupe and 1966 Nova.