Press listingOctober 24 2023

Crash Champions Announces Appointment of Automotive Insurance Industry Veteran Michael Sieger to its Board of Directors

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Crash Champions, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing operators of high-quality automotive collision repair services, announced today the appointment of Michael Sieger to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Sieger joins Crash Champions following a three-decade career at The Progressive Corporation (NYSE: PGR, “Progressive”), where he most recently served as Claims President from 2015 until his retirement in January 2022. At Progressive, Mr. Sieger was responsible for overall claims strategy and led the organization through significant growth during his tenure.

“We are proud to welcome Mike to Crash Champions’ Board of Directors,” said Matt Ebert, Founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “Mike brings a wealth of knowledge on the automotive insurance industry, having helped lead Progressive during a period of strong growth, which should bring us valuable insights as we continue our strategic expansion across the U.S.”

“Crash Champions has more than doubled its footprint since we partnered with the Company last year. As we seek to continue our growth trajectory, we are excited to welcome Mike to the Board and look forward to leveraging his seasoned industry perspectives,” said José E. Feliciano, Chairman of Crash Champions’ Board of Directors and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearlake, and Colin Leonard, Partner and Managing Director at Clearlake.

“As an insurance partner, I witnessed firsthand the evolution of Crash Champions from a regional operator into a national platform,” said Mr. Sieger. “I am proud to join the Board during this exciting time for the organization and look forward to partnering with Matt and the entire Crash Champions leadership team.”

Today, Crash Champions operates a lineup of more than 600 high-quality collision repair centers in 36 states and Washington D.C. and is the only national founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) in the industry.

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About Crash Champions

Crash Champions is a leading independent collision repair company operating ~570 state-of-the-art centers across 35 states and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1999 as a single shop outside Chicago by industry veteran and entrepreneur Matt Ebert, today Crash Champions is one of the fastest-growing and largest founder-led and operated collision repair MSOs in America. For more information, visit

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