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About Us

Mentor Mentee is the first software-as-a-service (SaaS) product focused on providing technical mentoring to automotive businesses. The platform enables a business to implement process focused technical mentoring, helping technicians develop their skills and advance their careers. Mentor Mentee’s focus on automotive, heavy-duty/diesel, and collision industries has set it apart as a leader in the technical mentoring space.

Our Leadership Team

Lirel Holt

Founder and Chair

Mr. Holt is Founder and Chair of Mentor Mentee, a technical mentoring and human development company. He is a founding mentor and past president of the nationally recognized Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and has 25 years’ experience as both a business and technical mentor and instructor.
Mr. Holt was named one of the Collision Industries 25 most influential leaders of the 20th Century and is a Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is Founder of CARSTAR. He worked his way through high school and college as a technician and is grateful for mentors and instructors.

Ryan Weber


Ryan Weber is the CEO of Mentor Mentee, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise. He previously served as CEO of the KC Tech Council for over a decade, where he helped shape the region’s technology industry. Ryan has a rich history of workforce development and is passionate about helping people achieve their potenial. He is now leading Mentor Mentee into further expansion, with a focus on empowering individuals and organizations through technical mentoring.

Samer Damer

Director of Operations

Samer Damer is a seasoned professional who has been involved with Mentor Mentee since its inception. As the manager of day-to-day operations, he ensures the smooth functioning of the company. Samer is known for his love of cars and is often found tinkering under the hood of his latest project. His passion for mentoring is fueled by his first-hand experience with the positive impact it can have on individuals and organizations. With his dedication and expertise, Samer continues to play a vital role in Mentor Mentee’s success.

Marc Brune

Business Development Manager

Marc Brune is the Business Development Manager at Mentor Mentee, where he is committed to helping businesses in the skilled trades through technical mentoring. As a product of mentoring himself, Marc understands firsthand the value that it can bring to individuals and organizations. With his experience and expertise, he is focused on providing businesses in the skilled trades with the tools they need to succeed. Marc is passionate about empowering people to reach their full potential, and his work at Mentor Mentee is a reflection of that commitment.