Our Team

Meet the talented team of innovators and experts working every day to keep vehicles, people, and communities moving smoothly.


Autura Leadership

We bring decades of experience in law enforcement, municipal towing, operational management and software design.

Craig Powell

Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer

Craig is a visionary leader known for turning companies into industry leaders. He excels at building relationships, securing strategic partnerships, and promoting a culture based on transparency and communication.

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis, President

Ryan, President of Autura, originally from Atlanta, attended the College of Charleston. He co-founded BacklotCars with his brother, achieving significant success before its sale in September 2020. Currently, Ryan resides in NYC with his fiancée and two dogs.

Nina Michelle Carazas

Nina Michelle Carazas, Chief Operating Officer

As Autura’s COO, Nina Michelle excels in dynamic environments and values diverse, high-performing teams that prioritize customer experience, technology, and unlocking each member’s potential.

Raymond Krouse

Raymond Krouse, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder

Ray, Autura’s CFO, with 20+ years of experience, excels in financial system refinement. His strategies boosted Flyswat’s growth, and his important work in audits and equity offerings at Coopers & Lybrand underscores his expertise.

Sharada Iyer

Sharada Iyer, Chief Product Officer

Sharada, a tech leader with 20+ years’ experience, drove innovation in AI at AMD, Samsung, and Accenture. Her diverse skills, STEAM education commitment, passion for culinary arts, and Pilates training showcase her dedication to innovation and well-being.

Rick Blaisdell

Rick Blaisdell, Chief Technology Officer

With 25+ years of experience, Rick creates innovative web and mobile apps. His expertise in cloud computing, Information Systems, and IT services drives cutting-edge solutions, emphasizing excellence and efficiency in tech frameworks.

John Petrucelli

John Petrucelli, Chief Strategy Officer

John, a seasoned executive with 30 years’ experience, excels in branding, strategy, user experience, and interactive media. He’s passionate about aligning design thinking with business goals and has a track record of delivering impactful strategies that result in successful solutions.

Case Studies

Citywide Efficiency

Orange County Sheriff Modernizes Towing, Stops Waste and Overcharging

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Autura works with Miami, San Francisco, Indianapolis and 25 others to help them unclog their cities and make them more productive for law enforcement, government officials and vehicle owners.