Zak Estes


Zak is the Vice President of Podell Partners. Zak joined Podell Partners in 2022 and is responsible for operations, investment strategies, partner relationships, and project execution.

Professional Summary

Zak previously served as Vice President of Bill Estes Automotive, one of the largest dealership groups in Central Indiana with over $245 million in revenue, 300+ employees and locations in Indianapolis, Carmel, Brownsburg, and Lebanon. Zak was responsible for overall operations, strategy, and growth at the time it was acquired by a publicly traded group in 2019. In addition to his time in the automotive industry, Zak has spent time at multiple startup companies assisting with marketing, process implementation, and business development. Those companies include a digital marketing agency in Fishers, IN, a technology company in Lexington, KY and a manufacturing company in Indianapolis, IN.


Zak received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. Zak played on the Men’s Basketball team at Richmond making two NCAA tournament appearances.

Community Involvement

Zak was born and raised in Indianapolis. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events, and traveling with his wife, Ellen. Zak is a member of The Penrod Society, an Indianapolis based not-for profit, whose mission is to support arts, cultural, and educational activities in Central Indiana. Zak is a licensed Real Estate Professional and a member of NAIOP of Central Indiana.