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Get to Know Force: Chris Kastens

Chris Kastens Force Marketing

07 Jul Get to Know Force: Chris Kastens

Each week, we’ll be highlighting a key Force Marketing team member here on the blog. Get to know our team a little better, starting today with Marketing Consultant Chris Kastens!


Q. What’s your role at Force, and what does it entail?

I am a Marketing Consultant in charge of new business development efforts in the NE, New England, and Midwest markets, led by our fearless leader, Cody. #TeamCody

Q. What’s your favorite thing about what you do here?

My favorite thing about working at Force is the people, on both sides of the coin. The positive and energetic environment in the office makes coming to work every day honestly something I look forward to. Also, you never know who you are going to begin building a relationship with each and every day. When you talk to as many dealers as I do, having a positive conversation that proves impactful to a dealership’s business is a truly gratifying feeling.

Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself outside of work.

Outside of work you can catch me at one of a few places:

  • On the golf course spending more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff
  • In the gym
  • On the couch watching one of my favorite series: i.e. Game of Thrones
  • At the lake floating with a cold beverage


Q. What’s your dream travel destination, or favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

My favorite place that I’ve traveled would have to be Kotor, Montenegro. The Castle of San Giovanni sits on top of the nearby mountain range. After over a mile of steps, there is the most amazing view at the foot of the clouds overlooking a massive inlet leading to the small town.

Q. Did you have any sort of automotive background before Force?

My father has an extreme obsession with anything that requires an engine. I’d like to think I inherited a good bit of that passion. Although, he can build an entire Model A from start to finish. I can barely change my own oil.

Q. What’s your dream vehicle?

I have diverse taste. My dream vehicles are a 1968 Ford Mustang and a Tesla Model S P100D.

Q. Who would play you in the movie of your life?

I’ve been told I look like quite a few actors. The closest resemblances without a doubt are Chris Penn and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear.

Q. What advice would you give to a new employee at Force?

After looking over some of the previous answers to this question, I believe the best response is also the most common. Ask as many questions as you want and absorb information like a sponge. #utilizingdatatomazimizemyresponse

Q. What’s your favorite quote?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Stay tuned for next week, when we’ll be getting to know another Force Marketing team member! Want to be a part of our incredible team? Take a look at the open positions on our Careers page!

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