BodyShopBids Hires Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Sales

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Kevin Leland and Joseph Cosgrove join Chicago-based startup in senior roles.

BodyShopBids, an online and mobile platform that enables consumers to solicit custom car repair estimates by uploading a photo, today announced that Kevin Leland and Joseph M. Cosgrove have joined the company.

Pawngo co-founder Kevin Leland will serve as CMO. Kevin previously served as Pawngo’s vice president of marketing, where he oversaw sales, marketing and technology initiatives. Kevin is also one of the original founders-in-residence at Lightbank, the venture capital firm started by the founders of Groupon.

As CMO of BodyShopBids, Kevin manages all consumer-focused sales and marketing efforts. Kevin holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Joseph Cosgrove brings more than 20 years of experience in the insurance claim industry to BodyShopBids as the new SVP of Sales. Most recently, Joseph served as the national sales director for Scene Genesis, which was acquired by Mitchell International, Inc.

As SVP of Sales for BodyShopBids, Joseph acts as liaison between BodyShopBids and auto insurance companies. Joseph holds a B.A. in psychology from Stockton State College.

“Kevin and Joe bring tremendous experience to our team,” said Brad Weisberg, founder and CEO of BodyShopBids. “It’s an exciting time for our company as we continue to grow and add new talent.”

BodyShopBids is currently active in Chicago, with plans to expand to Los Angeles and other U.S. cities in upcoming months. To learn more about BodyShopBids, visit their YouTube demo video or website.

About BodyShopBids

BodyShopBids is a Chicago-based startup funded by Lightbank that provides a Web and mobile platform to connect consumers who need auto body repairs with body shops through a unique bidding system. The company’s technology allows users to easily upload photos of damaged vehicles and receive custom quotes from local body shops, all for free. For more information, visit


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