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John Kett

Chief Executive Officer and President
Insurance Auto Auctions

John Kett is chief executive officer and president of Insurance Auto Auctions.

As chief executive officer and president, Kett oversees corporate administration and strategic planning. Even before assuming the role of CEO in May 2014, Kett served as an integral part of the overall strategy development and management of IAA. He joined the company in 2001 as senior vice president of planning and business development and was later promoted to chief financial officer and then president. During this time, IAA nearly tripled its corporate-owned auction facilities.

Prior to joining IAA, Kett served in a variety of senior financial and operational roles for Central Steel and Wire Co., Safelite Glass Corporation (formerly Vistar, Inc.), Newark Electronics and Deloitte LLP.

Kett is the driving force behind IAA’s community building initiatives and serves on SkillsUSA’s Youth Development Foundation Committee. Kett holds a master’s degree in finance from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.